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    Hi,

    We are looking at getting a new MIS in place. Currently it is old school and we have Hebron.

    I was wondering if you lot could help me out at what options to take and costs aswell.

    I have looked at SIMS and CMIS and also looked at ScholarPack but not sure.

    Are there any other systems you would recommend and what is the best system to go for?

    Thanks in advance

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    You'll probably get a lot of different answers as each system has its fans and anti-fans.

    With MIS systems, once you commit, it's such a monumental task to change that few people change. Some have gone from SIMS to CMIS (and back) so these are probably good people to try and track down as they can draw valid compairsons. As it happens, I know SIMS fairly well; I've been looking after the back-end since it was Foxpro exes in the mid '90s. It does mean though that I can't comment on other systems as I don't know anything about them.

    As you're starting with a blank sheet, I'd seriously give ScholarPack a try (nothing to lose except a bit of time) perhaps in parallel with other paid-for systems you're considering.

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    BEFORE LOTS OF PEOPLE START POSTING REPLIES HERE.
    @drk84 - have you looked at some of the other threads here in the MIS forum? This topic has been covered many times, I don't think there is anything to be gained by starting from scratch again.
    if i get time later, i'll try and find the most apt thread to merge your query into...

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    If you've got Hebron now, I'd have a look at their latest offering Engage. The web portal is very useful (all our attendance and school reports are completed via the portal - no software to install on the majority of client PCs!).

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    We've just given up the Sponsorship slot on this forum to pursue other marketing avenues - perhaps RM may like to contribute to Edugeek by sponsoring this forum instead of plugging in threads

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    It would be far better if the Sponsor was a company not connected to a MIS for this particular Forum.
    Too much to hope for I assume!

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    Na, Capita should, whilst they're at it they should sponsor open source projects [cough] tidybackups [cough]

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    PML!
    Now what would my response be to that one .......................?
    Answers on a Postcard please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sivadam View Post
    PML!
    Now what would my response be to that one .......................?
    Answers on a Postcard please!
    Perhaps you ought to stop using web based facilities that are served by open source projects then, or are you laughing at the notion that Capita could be philanthropic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sivadam View Post
    It would be far better if the Sponsor was a company not connected to a MIS for this particular Forum.
    Too much to hope for I assume!
    What on earth would a sponsor get out of such sponsorship if they were not an MIS company? ROI etc. etc.
    Would be good for Capita to sponsor this forum as they get a great deal of extra technical support from it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrysaddington View Post
    Perhaps you ought to stop using web based facilities that are served by open source projects then, or are you laughing at the notion that Capita could be philanthropic?
    Quote Originally Posted by garrysaddington View Post
    What on earth would a sponsor get out of such sponsorship if they were not an MIS company? ROI etc. etc.
    Would be good for Capita to sponsor this forum as they get a great deal of extra technical support from it?
    I am laughing because I objected to Scholarpack's sponsorship of this Forum. Therefore I would have to object to Capita sponsoring this Forum.
    Which is actually true - I would!
    So please do not again mis-read the intentions behind what I post! I have asked you not to do this in the past!
    There should be no advertising in this Forum by MIS providers. It could be interpreted that Edugeek are supporting that MIS!
    A company that adds on to any MIS and increases the functionality of that MIS would be ideal for sponsorship of this forum!
    Last edited by Sivadam; 17th March 2011 at 02:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sivadam View Post
    So please do not again mis-read the intentions behind what I post! I have asked you not to do this in the past!
    Perhaps if you could write your comments so that there are no inuendos and opprtunities for mis-reading then I would understand what you are talking about. And I'm sorry, but I didn't read anywhere in your posts that you were laughing at ScholarPack's sponsorhip of this forum. Your suggestion that this frum be sponsored by a non-MIS supplier can be extrapolated so that every other forum is sponsored by a company with no real interest in getting any advetising out of their invested money. That is totally bonkers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrysaddington View Post
    Perhaps if you could write your comments so that there are no inuendos and opprtunities for mis-reading then I would understand what you are talking about.
    Here here!

    However, I would say - just leave it and minimise the opportunity for come back.

    Personally I find these entirely unnecessary exchanges the most tiresome aspect of reading this forum :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrysaddington View Post
    Perhaps if you could write your comments so that there are no inuendos and opprtunities for mis-reading then I would understand what you are talking about. And I'm sorry, but I didn't read anywhere in your posts that you were laughing at ScholarPack's sponsorhip of this forum. Your suggestion that this frum be sponsored by a non-MIS supplier can be extrapolated so that every other forum is sponsored by a company with no real interest in getting any advetising out of their invested money. That is totally bonkers!
    My post that you object to was a direct response to Matt. It was not aimed at you or other readers as you will see if you re-read it. I am sure that Matt understood exactly what I meant.

    With a bit of luck I might now get rid of those infernal green squares and get some red ones back. I have now had those two for way too long!
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    Quote Originally Posted by resin1 View Post
    Here here!
    However, I would say - just leave it and minimise the opportunity for come back.
    Personally I find these entirely unnecessary exchanges the most tiresome aspect of reading this forum :-(
    Maybe you should try and pursuade others not to misinterpret my posts. It happens so often that I now believe it is a deliberate act. I refuse to allow others to change the meanings of the statements I make without responding. My statements need to be read as typed and their meaning should not changed in meaning by other users to suit their own purposes!
    Last edited by Sivadam; 17th March 2011 at 09:57 PM.

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