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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.