2022/2023 Service Definition

SIMS Report Writing Service

What is it?

Our SIMS Report Writing Consultancy Service is an additional service where a SIMS consultant will write customised SIMS reports for your school. The service is designed for schools who wish to have bespoke SIMS reports created specifically for them. This service is delivered remotely.

Why do I need it?

The reporting area of SIMS is a very flexible and powerful tool that can enable schools to monitor and analyse all the various aspects of school life. It can help you:

  • Produce lists
  • Produce letters
  • Produce labels
  • Analyse data in various formats i.e. excel, word, grids, pivot tables

What are the benefits?

  • Efficiency savings when generating mail merge letters and reports.
  • Improved analysis of school specific data, e.g. identifying areas for improvement in attendance
  • Access to school specific data within a few clicks
  • Automating office procedures
  • Improve office efficiency and save staff time

What is included?

A remote session to:

  • A short free of charge consultation on your school's requirements for the report.
  • An assessment will be made by the consultant of the complexity in generating the report, they will agree the specification of the output to be achieved and the time required to create it.
  • Creation and installation of the specific report, normally within 1 week of consultation but this may take longer if the report requires formulas and macros.

What is excluded?

  • Following sign-off of the service, no further amendments or support for the report is included.

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, in order to utilise this service
  • Your school must be on the latest version of SIMS prior to this service being carried out
  • Your school should ensure that the user requesting the report writing service has sufficient permissions in SIMS.

How do I book this consultancy?

Please contact EducationDigitalServices@Lancashire.gov.uk to request a quote.

How many consultancy hours are included as part of this service?

This is a remote consultancy service, charged by the hour depending on the complexity of the report requested.