Schools ICT will be supporting schools with the upgrade of the RM Finance Software to version 8.30.
In order to begin the process, please download the folder below to every PC or laptop that has RM Finance installed by clicking on the link and allowing the folder to download.
RM Finance Upgrade Folder
If you have any problems, please contact the Schools ICT Helpdesk on 01609 536086.
IMPORTANT - AUTUMN CENSUS 2016 - FILESET 403
Please be aware that you will need to download and import Fileset 403 in order to complete your Autumn 2016 Census. Please follow the instructions below:
Right click on the file below and choose Save Target As (might be different depending on which browser you are using). Save this file to anywhere on your machine, we would suggest J:\SIMSData\Inbox although it might automatically save to your downloads folder.
SIMS Fileset 403 for Autumn 2016 Census15/09/2016, 16:12
Find the saved zipped folder on your machine, right click on the zipped folder and choose Extract All.
In SIMS go to Tools > Setups > Import Fileset
Click on the yellow browse folder and navigate to your Fileset. You will need to open the unzipped folder then choose the Fileset from here. The filename will be 0403-StatutoryReturns-Autumn_2016_Update_Fileset.mfs and will be the only file showing in the folder. Click on this file then choose OK.
Once selected click Import Fileset.
You will now see a message which reads "Import successful. Please close SIMS.net and re-open it." At this point, please close out of SIMS and log back in. You are now ready to start your Census return.
When you load the Census screen by going to Routines > Statutory returns > School Census, you should see the correct Fileset number (403) at the top of the screen.
Urgent Battery Safety Recall & Replacement Programme
Toshiba Europe GmbH has announced a voluntary replacement programme with respect to certain battery packs on selected Toshiba notebooks shipped between June 2011 and December 2015. Potentially affected battery packs were sold with new notebooks, as accessories or used as replacement batteries in the course of repair. Any potentially affected battery packs might overheat and could pose a potential burn or fire hazard risk. As a result Toshiba will be offering a free replacement for all potentially affected battery packs. This is a worldwide issue affecting notebook batteries regardless of where they were purchased.
Read more: Toshiba Notebook - Important Safety Recall Notice