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    Capita Sims Web Parts

    Has anybody purchased/implemented Capita's webparts for SIMS.net in a portal outside of their Learning Gateway? Would be very interested to hear how the whole experience has gone.

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    We are about to buy into it. It appears to be the fastest and best solution for us. Easy management and live data!

    It will also help out wireless issues with the registation feature via http. Saves us having to load up bulky sims to register every hr. Instead, they logon to the VLE and register via that.

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    Do not expect a speedy install. You cannot install it your self. We paid £8000 for it back in July and have still not got the product (awaiting install). Talk about long waits....

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    Oh crap,

    Yeh, they have quoted us £5800 for a 5day install.
    From what I understand, they install it from the ground up for security reasons. Why the delays? Have you actually paid them yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by techyphil View Post
    Oh crap,

    Why the delays? Have you actually paid them yet?
    Yes all paid. Was told early october at best when we ordered, apparently a big demand for the product , and since there is no self install, you have to wait for somebody from Capita's to come and do it. Unless your LEA have an agreement to do the install. Ours do not, since Staffordshire have got into bed with RM for the VLE and offer a poor solution, hence were going down the Learning Gateway route, i want it hosted onsite. So Sims learning gateway for us has to be installed by Capita not our LEA IT team. We have moodle, but also want Sims Learning gateway for the access to data for parents and staff.
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    Eeek
    Well DMcCoy said he's got issues with Licensing. Have you put that into consideration as well? To be honest its something that slipped my mind and assumed would be in with the quotes created by Capita.
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    They send you this big complicated document for licencing, i've ordered just a few CAL's to start with then will decide which is best model to go for.

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