New to SIMS.NET - any tips?
I'm starting a new job next week as a data analyst in a school that runs SIMS. From what I've seen on here people often have "fun" with it, so I'm just wondering what the gotchas are...
Also, what methods do people normally use for reporting? There's a lot of discussion about outputting templated reports and also using excel, but there don't seem to be many about doing more complex reports, maybe accessing the sql database behind things. Is this because the reports SIMS can do are just mind-blowingly fantastic already, or is it just too awkward to get anything useful out of the data?
I'm getting onto the school to get me a support login set up so that I can get at the documentation reasonably quickly, but is there anything else I should do to prepare?