MIS Systems Thread, Fully Web Based MIS in Technical; I need a list of which MIS Systems are fully web based, which would be suitable for mainstream Local Authority ...
16th June 2012, 01:12 AM #1
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Fully Web Based MIS
I need a list of which MIS Systems are fully web based, which would be suitable for mainstream Local Authority Primary and Secondary schools and whether they are on the IMLS Framework
Our current MIS contract will be coming to an end in the not too distant future and my Director of Service has asked me to find out what else in on the market, so that we can arrange to have demonstrations of their systems
The list I have so far is:-
ISAMS (seems to be mainly independent schools but I may be wrong)
Can anyone add to my list please?
16th June 2012, 08:56 AM #2
This link : Something to keep an eye on from DfE
has the IMLS list but includes non web based too.
Novatia is Follett / Aspen.
Histon House is ScholarPack
Wauton Samuel is PASAPP
I don't think ISAMS is on there, but you're right it is good for Independents, but saying that i've heard of many happy customers.
I have a feeling, from talks at BETT, Scholarpack weren't yet as geared up for secondary school, and ALL functions, but this will have changed in 6 months.
Personally, i'd say ASPEN tops the ranks as it is flexible, allows config, db access, open source and has auditing (yay!) . You can read bits and bobs about the others in various threads.
It's worth considering how they link to VLE, if you have one or are considering and the functions / cost of that.
16th June 2012, 09:46 PM #3
There is a nice amount of info available here also:
A little from, and about, Follett
18th June 2012, 12:46 AM #4
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Thanks for your replies
If any other MIS Representitives are reading this and I have missed you from my original list, please reply as I don't want to miss anybody out
18th June 2012, 11:02 AM #5
Is it? Or do you mean it can use MySQL etc?
Originally Posted by vikpaw
18th June 2012, 01:34 PM #6
Can use SQL, MySQL, Oracle. Written in Java, so if you have Java developers on staff they can further enhance the system beyond what is normally customisable using the GUI tools. In fact we offer yearly prizes in competitions for the best development project taken on by schools!
18th June 2012, 02:02 PM #7
Sorry, yeah, that's what i meant. Open standards and supports customising.
18th June 2012, 03:27 PM #8
Better brush up on my Java skills
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