2022/2023 Service Definition

SIMS Dinner Money Setup (Additional Option)

What is it?

The SIMS Dinner Money Setup service is an additional service for customers who are purchasing the SIMS Dinner Money module. 

Why do I need it?

This service is designed to help you get started with the SIMS Dinner Money module.

What are the benefits?

  • To ensure that the SIMS Dinner Money module is implemented quickly and correctly with minimum disruption to your school.
  • Saves your staff valuable time and ensures that correct setup procedures have been followed.

What is included?



 Set Up Service

The SIMS Dinner Money Setup service is delivered through a remote session on a mutually agreed date. Lancashire County Council Education Digital Services will:

  • Create User Permissions in SIMS
  • Add Banking and VAT Codes
  • Set up Meal Types for Pupils, Staff, Ad-hoc and Other Sales (appropriate to your establishment)
  • Complete the Dinner Money Setup to include:
    • General Settings
    • Catering Returns
    • Default Meal Types
    • Default Banking and VAT Codes
    • Letter Templates
  • Create Meal Definitions for Pupils, Staff, Ad-hoc and Other Sales (appropriate to your establishment)
  • Update Meal Charges
  • Import balances from other dinner money records.


What is excluded?

  • The SIMS Dinner Money Module licence and Annual Maintenance is not included in this service. Please refer to our SIMS Dinner Money module support service.
  • Training is not provided as an inclusive part of this service.
  • Additional consultancy is not provided as an inclusive part of this service.

What does it cost?

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Additional information

Is there anything I need to have in place before I can use this service?

Yes, the school must have SIMS operational on a SIMS server hosted within the school and a current licence for SIMS Dinner Money software.

How do I purchase a SIMS Dinner Money licence?

Lancashire Maintained Schools can purchase the licence and installation via Lancashire County Council Education Digital Services. This module requires schools to purchase annual maintenance and support. Please refer to the separate service definition for SIMS Dinner Money.

You will also need to purchase one of our SIMS Administration and System support service options and SIMS Capita Annual Maintenance from ESS, as this is an add-on module.

How much notice is required for a booking?

All SIMS and FMS6 consultancies are subject to SIMS Consultant availability. Please contact EducationDigitalSerives@lancashire.gov.uk to arrange a booking.

Is training available?

Yes, Lancashire County Council's Learning and Development Team provide a range of face-to-face training courses at its training centre in Lancashire. These are open to all schools, including those outside Lancashire. Contact skillslearninganddevelopment@lancashire.gov.uk for more information.