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    I've seen the LP+ Parental Model and it's beautiful. Its fully integrated with SIMS.Net and is real-time so parents can see the current state of play on attendance and pupil data. What the school decides to present to the parent is down to them, but this one is very cool. As it is integrated into the VLE as a whole, it makes the knitting of (eg) attendance and what the child is doing in class so much easier.

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    There are plenty of options out there which are cheaper and just as effective as SLG

    Hi,
    I have been reading your threads and itís interesting to point out that with some products you can buy into just parental reporting or just teacher access from home? whereas ask yourself if your school is just interested in providing teacher access then why would you want to have to purchase other features bundled in if you not going to use them?

    There are many alternatives out there from many suppliers, some of which are already pointed out on here, of course many of which are cheaper than SLG! Worth pointing out as one person has already spoken about it is that Bromcom MCAS and Teachers Webfolder is not reliant on SharePoint as it is a true application, so technically easier to install and use.

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    Got to echo @Bossman's comments. We've been using Insight for around 18 months, and it's a great product at a GREAT price. You do need internal hosting, and it must be a Windows box of some sort. You also need a SIMS client installed on the box.

    One of the best things about it, as @Bossman has said, is their after sales support. The amount of times we have wanted something changing - phone/email them, and literally minutes later there's an update to the software for us to install and utilise requested updates.

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    Hi All,

    Have not got a bad word to say about INSIGHT, we installed around October and its one of the best products Iíve bought in a long while

    User friendly, Cheap, Customizable, Pulls information from SIMS + PARS or Both, It can pull information from some catering systems as well, Links in with AD so staff and students will auto logon.
    We have already issued parents with usernames + passwords and all seems to run smoothly
    Tasc Support is excellent and any new features, suggestions they are always willing to incorporate into their software.

    Everyone likes this software and we have had no complaints

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmithR View Post
    Have not got a bad word to say about INSIGHT, we installed around October and its one of the best products I’ve bought in a long while

    User friendly, Cheap, Customizable, Pulls information from SIMS + PARS or Both, It can pull information from some catering systems as well, Links in with AD so staff and students will auto logon.
    We have already issued parents with usernames + passwords and all seems to run smoothly
    Tasc Support is excellent and any new features, suggestions they are always willing to incorporate into their software.
    Massive thread bump on this but we've just done the same.

    Great bit of software!

    So much better than SLG and it costs are so small in comparison.

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