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    Celcat

    Any one used Celcat before?

    Thinking of trialling them for classroom bookings. Apparently it can integrate with Sims/NovaT

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    Re: Celcat

    We use Celcat - it works well.

    Difficult things are setting permissions; this may not matter (we're a big college with lots of people who need weird mixtures of permissions)

    Installation is easy - the client is an MSI which you can deploy with group policy (so are the admin tools but you really only want a few people with them!) Upgrades are also easy and support has been very good.

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    Re: Celcat

    Ah nice one mate.

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    Re: Celcat

    Any idea of cost? I've had a quick look at their website and see no mention other than the "email us for more details" line (which makes me think it'll be high)...

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    Re: Celcat

    For total functionality, about £3.5k

    But its all negotiable, esp if ur just looking for the booking system.

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    Re: Celcat

    :shock:

    If you can do without SIMS linking why not use something like MRBS or Classroombookings? Both free.

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    Re: Celcat

    CMIS will do all your registration and exams and timetabling etc AND room booking. So just a word of warning...if you've got CMIS is it worth changing? (Other than besides CMIS is horrible).

    Webman is the Classroombookings one yours?

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    Re: Celcat

    Yes it is

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    Re: Celcat

    In May 2008 Cover Management in SIMS.net which will hopefully include these features plus more!! Field trial starts in Feb 08.

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    Re: Celcat

    hmmm interesting!

    Where you get the info for that???

    Are you saying it will be a classroom booking service?

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    Re: Celcat

    I'll have to d/l it and have a looksee webman...looks good though

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    Re: Celcat

    Check out:

    http://www4.devon.gov.uk/eal/scomis/...pt06/devon.pdf

    Quite old as it was due to be released in 2006 originally - the spec looked as though it was:

    There will be two parts to cover. net
    􀂃 Cover Basic - at no extra cost - a maintenance update of SIMS .net - will include:
    - The capabilities of Nova-T4 Absence Cover
    - A powerful new Analysis tool
    - Cover data on MIDAS timetable displays

    Cover Enhanced – purchased under a separate license - will provide additional features
    including:
    - Time-based Absence and Cover
    - Support for roles such as HLTA, LSA – not just Teachers
    - Assign additional Staff and Room to lessons and events.
    - Cover for Calendar Events
    - Supply Booking system
    - Drag and drop Cover arrangements
    - Alerts – e.g. to HOD re absence within the department
    - Monthly Staff Absence and Cover summaries
    - Drill-down to individual Whole Year Overviews
    However this could all change as its 2 years late and the product moves onwards and upwards!!

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    Re: Celcat

    No classroom booking system in that mate.

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    Re: Celcat

    Ok...maybe it was just wishful thinking after reading it carefully

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