I have been working in the Education sector for a year now and I am still amazed that SIMS does not have a test environment. I used to work for local government and all the systems I looked after had at least 2 if not 3 instances of a system, i.e. LIVE, TEST, DEVELOPMENT. If I want to have a test environment is it ok for me to copy the database and setup a test environment. Or do Capita have a module for doing this. Also, if I do will the powers that be render my contract as invalid.