Say hello to SIMS Activities

Fairly quietly at Bett 2016, Capita launched a new product to the SIMS family – SIMS Activities. Activities has been designed as a web based portal to allow schools to efficiently and effectively manage extracurricular activities and school trips. According to research, some schools are running as many as 50 extracurricular activities throughout the year, from music lessons to sports clubs to trips away, the administration can be extremely time consuming. SIMS Activities can save hours of daily administration time, gathering disparate bits of information from those running extracurricular activities.

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Review and Look ahead 2016

Regular readers will know what the second in the “SIMS Annual Conference” blog series is going to cover – but this year, there is a difference. We have no Phil Neal in this slot; and there is much more a of a “service” slant to the slot. Presenting this year were Julie Booth (Services and International Director) and Simon Smith (Product and Development Director).

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Greg Whyte – Change is possible

Quite fittingly – although perhaps none of us realised how fitting at the time – this years Capita SIMS Annual Conference opened with a keynote about change. The keynote was led by Greg Whyte – best known for his valiant efforts most recently with various Celebrity Challenges for Sport Relief. This article is a collection of the snippets of advice from his enlightening and enjoyable keynote.

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Questions please…

This month sees the Capita SIMS Annual Conference, which I will be attending. I have some time set aside with various product managers as well as Graham and Phil; so would welcome questions from the community.

If there is anything you would like to have answered, please send in your comments via this post. The event is w/c 20th June; and Ill be compiling the lists that evening.