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    SIMS Feb '07 Update (v7.90)

    Anyone had this update yet?

    Have heard that Personnel Module is to, finally, be updated to .NET instead of its current 16bit(?) version.

    Just wondering if any problems with this update as invariably we do end up with problems

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    Re: SIMS Feb '07 Update (v7.90)

    oh damm not another update i have only just mentally recovered from the last one! its not usual form to slate any one com[any bben at ut these guys have it a whileand should really be able to do much better.

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    Re: SIMS Feb '07 Update (v7.90)

    Yeah I know - I dread to think of what state Personnel .NET will be in!!
    Allegedly it now has the facility to scan in sicknotes, etc :-S

    I can see me spending a lot of time with the bursar and cover/absence officers.

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    Re: SIMS Feb '07 Update (v7.90)

    The personnel module has been available since november.

    We've been running it since then without any issues. Its much better that the old 16 bit app.

    I've done a test of the Feb release and it didn't cause us any issues.

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    Re: SIMS Feb '07 Update (v7.90)

    We have the new personal sims, but apparently you cannot write data only read in the new .net version, you still have to use the old version to modify data. This is what the SIMS administrator tells me, but i suspect he is telling porkys. Can anyone confirm, i'm left in the dark a little when it comes to sims at my school.

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    Re: SIMS Feb '07 Update (v7.90)

    My .net data is (STILL) with Capita, the database validator is broken.

    My Personel data is with Capita, it is broken.

    My assessments don't print. It exports the & from salutations. This is an invalid character when used as text in xml

    I'm really beginning to hate sims.net. I thought it might be better for a while, but it just gets worse and worse.

    I hope the fms conversion goes ok :/

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    Re: SIMS Feb '07 Update (v7.90)

    Personnel.net can be run in read only mode being fed from Personnel 5. Once your support unit is ready it can be switched to read/write.

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    Re: SIMS Feb '07 Update (v7.90)

    DMcCoy, I can't find any case from your area that fits with your description. The oldest case we have is from Jan but that is flagged as very low priority which would not fit with your description.

    I have asked our unit to contact your authority to try to trcae the case. I'm happy if you email me directly and then I will see what I can do to help. Phil.Neal@Capita.CO.UK

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    Re: SIMS Feb '07 Update (v7.90)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt
    Yeah I know - I dread to think of what state Personnel .NET will be in!!
    Allegedly it now has the facility to scan in sicknotes, etc :-S

    I can see me spending a lot of time with the bursar and cover/absence officers.
    OK so it can scan in sick notes, hope it is trying to use OCR on Doctor's handwriting, could you imagine the errors

    ARGH!!!!

    we are havin out full conversion here in April (done by our local support team)

    Hopefully it will all go well

    Gaz

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    Re: SIMS Feb '07 Update (v7.90)

    Quote Originally Posted by PhilNeal
    Personnel.net can be run in read only mode being fed from Personnel 5. Once your support unit is ready it can be switched to read/write.
    Support Unit? Is that who we get our support from?

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    Re: SIMS Feb '07 Update (v7.90)

    Yes, the Support Unit is either your LA or Capita.

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    Re: SIMS Feb '07 Update (v7.90)

    Our server had the 7.90 update last tuesday or wednesday. Just in the process of updating all clients this week.

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    Re: SIMS Feb '07 Update (v7.90)

    @Phil - nice to have someone from capita on the board
    Our support unit is our LA, and as far as i know they plan to update SIMS this week sometime, though the new Personnel.NET module will be a bit delayed as olur bursar needs to go through reams of errors on the current system

    Just hope the LA do the update properly this time!! (a good start woul dbe to tell me so i can ensure everyone has shut SIMS down.

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    Re: SIMS Feb '07 Update (v7.90)

    Ah Gatt, you can help me, how do you identify the errors with the current personnel module as my LA won't give us the instructions until a month before the upgrade. And remebering back to the upgrade from STAR to SIMS.net i think we need to start now ready for april

    Gaz

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    Re: SIMS Feb '07 Update (v7.90)

    Quote Originally Posted by BKGarry
    how do you identify the errors with the current personnel module
    Have a look in your network sims folder for the following files:

    PERS5CON.pdf - Brief Overview
    CHECKUP.pdf - How to use checkup utility
    Checkup1.pdf - How to resolve issues
    CHECKUP.exe - Data check utility

    Also search SIMS SupportNet, under files and documents, for "check"
    There maybe newer versions of the manuals and data check utility than those is your SIMS folder.

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