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Saving time and money

With budgets tightening, the need to get the most out of your money and resources is even more paramount.

SIMS has the power to give your teams more time by reducing administration and ensuring your school’s money and resources are put to the best possible use.

With SIMS, we’re saving literally hundreds of hours. Read the case study

Switch to text and email communications

Switch to text and email communications

Text and email communications to parents, pupils and staff can save you time and money. An average secondary school can save 450 working hours and £8,000 in paper and related costs per year and an average primary £2,200 by switching to electronic communication.

Find out more about SIMS InTouch for primary or secondary schools and academies

Embrace smarter working

WIth SIMS, you can automate repetitive tasks and with SIMS Core Suite, you only need to enter pupil information once. You can also set up time-saving automatic alerts to inform staff about changes within a pupil group using SIMS Discover. Primary schools can gain two to three hours of administration time a week using SIMS Dinner Money.

Find out more about SIMS Core Suite for primary or secondary and take a look at SIMS Discover for primary or secondary schools and academies

Embrace smarter working
Save time on pupil reports

Save time on pupil reports

SIMS can help you write pupils’ termly reports more quickly. SIMS Profiles (part of the SIMS Assessment and Reporting Suite) can save you up to 30 minutes on each report by pre-filling pupil information and assessment data, and creating them electronically. SIMS Teacher Comments suggests appropriate comments to be inserted and edited into each report saving even more hours.

Find out more about SIMS Assessment and Reporting Suite for primary or secondary schools and academies

Reduce your parent payment administration

Save your school office hours of payment administration by simplifying parent payments, with SIMS Agora. Fully integrated with SIMS Financial Management System (FMS) you can automatically reconcile all parent payments in your school’s FMS, improving financial efficiencies and accuracy in your financial data.

Find out more about SIMS Agora for primary or secondary schools and academies

Since introducing SIMS Agora we have seen a real reduction in the amount of money we have to count each week and then pay into our school bank account. SIMS Agora is saving us so much time!

Mrs Sarah Orley,
Finance and office manager,
Newlands Spring Primary School Academy Trust

Manage your money

Effective financial management

SIMS Financial Management System (FMS) greatly simplifies your financial and administrative processes. Schools can save up to 50% on supplier payment costs when they switch to Capita’s BACS service.

Find out more about SIMS Financial Management System for primary or secondary schools and academies

Make it easier to update and share information

You can electronically store all your documentation relating to a pupil in SIMS with Swordfish - Capita's Electronic Document Management system and teachers can enter achievement and behaviour information into SIMS as incidents happen, saving 30 hours a year. SIMS Learning Gateway enables you and your staff to use SIMS from anywhere with internet access and keep parents informed of their child’s progress.

Find out more about SIMS Learning Gateway for primary or secondary schools and academies

Make it easier to update and share information
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The full power of SIMS

SIMS Consultancy Services can help you release the full potential of SIMS quickly in your school so you can start making an impact and save time and money immediately. We also offer training courses tailored to your school’s specific needs.

For more information on How SIMS helps, download our brochures: What every primary school leader needs to know about SIMS and What every secondary school leader needs to know about SIMS