Phil Roberts took on overall commercial responsibility for ParentPay Group, which owns ESS SIMS, back in April 2023. We asked Phil about the journey the Group has been on as a whole since he joined the business, the progress being made with SIMS Next Gen and the key challenges they face as an organisation. Watch the video >>
Whilst ESS argue that there are easy and approved methods for migrating school data when changing from SIMS to another provider, schools, MATs, Support Teams and other MIS providers all argue that these methods are not the best way to handle the data migration and that the use of a SIMS backup file for this purpose has been ‘industry standard’ for many years.
We have posted two articles recently around concerns raised over ESS SIMS’ warning to schools and to other MIS providers around using the SIMS backup files for data migration purposes. In this post we let you hear what ESS SIMS have to say about this subject.
In recent weeks we’ve been posting a fair amount about BETT which took place between 24th and 26th January at ExCel London.
This year over 40,000 visitors from more than 140 countries attended the event. The overall exhibition space seemed smaller than last year and was split over two halls.
We will be visiting the BETT show this week and would love to meet up with anyone interested in talking ‘MIS’.
With BETT 2024 fast approaching we asked MIS providers the following questions:
Over the past couple of months, we’ve published four articles on the topic of ethics in the MIS market. Now that there’s more churn than ever before, we think that all providers should ensure that no barriers are put in the way. However we’ve had sight of the latest missive from ESS to their SIMS Support Units which makes some worrying points.
The census data is in, and the new MIS market share stats are here!
Our thanks, once again, go out to our good friend Joshua Perry who analyses each set of census data and provides insights into the MIS market players, how many schools they have, the ‘winners and losers’ etc. in his blog which we urge you to read.
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