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Improving your choices - MIS & FAS

The current Management Information System (MIS) contract and Financial Accounting System (FAS) contract for North Yorkshire schools are coming up for renewal in April 2017.  In response to requests from schools we have been looking at ways to give you more choice and more involvement when selecting the MIS system you feel best meets your needs for the future. 

So we are changing the way we manage the contract and will be putting together a selection of fully vetted suppliers to select from. 

By Christmas we’ll have interviewed, robustly tested, challenged and vetted all interested parties and come up with a shortlist of the most compatible MIS and FAS systems. 

From January to April you will be able to assess the different systems on offer.  We will be holding a number of “meet the supplier” days and be providing plenty of information and materials to help you make the right decisions for your School.  There will be regular updates on the Schools ICT website and through your North Yorkshire Education Services Relationship Managers. 

Once you have chosen your preferred system, we’ll help you though the process. 

Training and support will be available for all the systems on the framework, brought to you by your trusted teams within NYCC -Schools ICT, and FMS.

Our aim is to give you the best choice for your school, at the best price and make it as easy as possible. 

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Windows 10 - Should I Upgrade?

Windows 10 has been out for over a year now, and during that time has settled down to become a very reliable operating system. Many organisations are still reluctant to move on from Windows 7 but, unless you have a critical piece of software that will only run on that particular operating system, there is really no reason not to move on to Windows 10 now.

  • SIMS is now fully supported on Windows 10.
  • RM Finance will run on Windows 10.
  • Windows 10 is designed to work with Office 365.
  • Microsoft Edge now supports extensions (Anniversary Update required).
  • Windows 10 starts up more quickly and shows better performance generally.
  • Windows 10 is more secure, and has BitLocker encryption built in.

Read more: Windows 10 - Should I Upgrade?

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