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    Agency access to sims

    I have had a request for an outside agency who teach our betec students if they can be given access so they can log attendance and fill in reports/ profiles etc.
    They will be crb checked of course. My first thought is SIMS learning gateway.

    Anyone else do this? Data protection and all that scare me to death!

    Any thoughts, tips any other software that might be better?

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    This is a job for PX

    Partnership Exchange. From Capita.
    Last edited by creese; 1st February 2011 at 03:23 PM.

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    Hi not heard of Partnership Exchange will have a look at this now
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    It is designed to share data between schools and other agencies. We have 2 schools using it and a neighbouring authority have it in all schools.

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    Doesn't everyone need to have Sims for that to work? If the outside agency is an FE College then they are not likely to have it.

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    We give access to outside agencies in school to our SIMS Learning Gateway, but those students that attend neighbouring colleges etc. a register is taking before they leave. Reports are copied and pasted into Profiles for EOY reports.

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    If the outside agency needs to have sims then it will be a no go. I guess it migth be just SLG will lots of forms for them to sign!

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    No, PX is a hacked version of SIF, it has more security then SIF had at the time (believe this is now resolved\or going to be). Basically data goes between the schools SIMS and whatever the FE college MIS is.

    If that fails, GroupCall are pretty good from what I hear, failing that SIMS API, but that's going to be a big headache and tons more worrying.

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    How many people are there?

    Could you give the company a couple of locked down machines with VPN access to normal (not SLG) SIMS user accounts which let them do what they need?

    Giving them a couple of preconfigured machines would be a lot cheaper than either SLG or PX.

    On the other hand if you already have SLG it is probably an easier and better option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superfletch View Post
    Could you give the company a couple of locked down machines with VPN access to normal (not SLG) SIMS user accounts which let them do what they need?

    Giving them a couple of preconfigured machines would be a lot cheaper than either SLG or PX.
    This is exactly what I was thinking as both SLG and PX cost a bomb!

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