Discover delayed already :(
So it seems SIMS Discover has already been delayed according to a post on SupportNet, the good news is that it's for adding additional functionality. Let's just hope the Spring release isn't delayed as well!
I'd be interested to hear from any field triallers on how quick it is in practise and what spec machines it was tested on. I have a fear it may be too power hungry.
SIMS Discover Update
SIMS Discover was shown at BETT 2011 last week on the SIMS stand and was warmly received by all who saw it. Users were amazed at how easy it was to use, that it was SIMS software and that they would be getting it on upgrade in spring. We were able to show how the Assessment Graphs can now be set up by the school to allow them to show their own, locally defined, Assessment data.
The Discover Field Trial is coming to an end and has been a success, with schools liking and using the software to interrogate their student data. Most schools on the trial have shown it to their neighbouring schools and have had a positive reaction to it. The schools have given us a lot of feedback and most of it has been enhancement requests for future versions. I would like to take this opportunity to thank these schools for their efforts on the field trial.
We have decided to add some additional functionality (‘Graph to Graph’ filtering) to Phase 1 of Discover. To allow this, we have had to detach the release of the Discover.exe from the main SIMS.net Spring release. We are now planning for Discover to be available 3-4 weeks after the Spring release goes out.
Posted: 20th January 2011 by Chris Sherwood