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Updates & Partnerships
SIMS InTouch
SIMS InTouch
SIMS InTouch is powerful and easy to use.
It combines both SMS messaging and
email to automatically and immediately
engage ALL stakeholders on a wide range
of school issues from event reminders to
Communication at the point of need
InTouch - reduce the cost of
Key Features:
Text & Email from anywhere within SIMS
Text when the school is closed
Remind Parents when school term starts
Unexplained absences & lateness
Text parents when their child has merit points
Rewards & Certificates for 100% attendance
Bulk sending of timetables
Detention letters
Message from within SIMS
Communicate at the point of need
Uses information already recorded
Record communication on pupil record
workflow in
a central console
InTouch – Spring release 2012
Alerts for incomplete Marksheets
Notifications on Lates
Exam Timetables & reminders
Search change
Priority on Bulk update screens
Behaviour Alerts
Default recipients for routines
InTouch – Future releases
 Attendance Letters
 Auto Notification on Lates
 Exam results
 Voice messaging
 Multi-Lingual
 Dinner Money
 Links to Discover
 Sending of Profiles and
Assessment reports
 All documents in DMS
 e-cards for events
Don’t take our word for it!
“SIMS InTouch is already saving us
money sending out behaviour
notifications and detention
notifications all as part of the current
workflow that we are using within
Angela Cummings – East Bridgewater
Community School
InTouch has delivered over 18,200
messages for East Bridgewater Community
SIMS Data Anywhere
What is Emerge?
o Synchronised MIS Data to Apple & Android Devices:
Student details including photo’s
Staff contact details
o Data is safe
o iPhones / iPod Touch / iPad & Android devices
How does it work?
Live synchronise to SIMS
From within school via WiFi
Outside School via 3G/GPRS
Cached Mode means it will still work when not connected to Wireless/3G
Uses of Emerge
 Remote Registration
- especially effect for P.E. Departments
- with write-back to SIMS
- School Trips / On Duty Staff
 Fire & Emergency Evacuation
- Showing last registrations
Server or Internet Failure
- Access student data whilst systems down
Staff can use it for mobile information
- mobile access to Student information (e.g. Medical, Timetable)
Take a register in 3 steps
Step One:
Select Attendance
Step Two:
Select Class
Step Three:
Take Register
Save back into
What’s new in the latest version:
Latest Updates:
Now with enhanced security. If the device has not been synchronised for a set number of days (defaulted to
5) all Emerge data will be automatically deleted from the device even in the off-line mode
Staff Module now includes ‘Teaching Now’ where a list of all the teachers and what lessons they are taking
can be seen*
Next-of-kin details are now included in the Staff Module*
The Attendance Module now includes Current Lessons showing a list of all lessons happening right now with
the ability to take attendance for any of them*
Student addresses (shows all student addresses)*
Contact addresses (does not show address if it is marked as undisclosed)*
Now compatible with iOS5 & iPod Touch 2nd Generation
Significant performance enhancements, now almost instant response at home screen
Faster timeouts when checking connections in the off-line mode
Enhanced security checking
*Requires an update to the script on your Emerge server.
This will be an automated process and you will be informed before this upgrade occurs.
 SAFE, Secure mobile data
 Data always available
 Cost effective
 Simple to use
For more information:
• Please contact your Customer Service Manager.
• Telephone your Account Management Team on
01234 832100
Vivo Miles
Unique online rewards system for schools, like
Nectar points
Teachers award electronic points (called
“Vivos”) to students for good work, effort
etc. via the website, mobile app or SIMS
Students redeem their Vivos in an online
store, save them or donate them to charity
250 schools to date nationwide
Bett Award Winner “Leadership and
Management Category” 2010
“ The Vivo rewards system has replaced our out-dated
sticker-based system so completely that all school
rewards are now handled through the Vivo site.
The speed with which students, parents and staff have
engaged with the system has been astonishing.
Every stakeholder has thought it a great idea from the
moment they were first introduced. Vivo have tapped
into something that kids want, and found a way to make
it easy for staff to use as positive reinforcement
Deputy Head, Unity College
• Web-based rewards system for Primary schools
based on Avatar (Virtual character) creation and
• Replaces traditional sticker based schemes
• Transitions to VivoMiles as children move to
Secondary schools
Admin login
A teacher with ADMIN
permissions can set the
reward categories to tie in
with the school’s rewards
policy (eg Golden Rules,
Classroom Charter,
Attendance etc.) and
check teacher usage
Classroom Mode
Student Login
Pupils log-on to
www.vivostars.com with
their unique login
They are greeted by their
own Avatar or Virtual
Avatar creation
The more points pupils
earn, the more items,
accessories and pets they
can access to dress their
Parent Login
Parents get their own
login, from which they can
view all their child’s
rewards and set up email
reporting, notifying them of
their child’s progress.
They can opt to pledge
treats based on their
child’s classroom
Key Benefits
• Simple and fun for teachers to use as an effective
classroom recognition tool
• Engages and excites kids, motivating them to strive
for higher achievement levels
• Empowers and involves parents in their child’s
class-based achievements
For More Information on
Vivo Miles or Stars
• Please contact your Customer Service Manager.
• Telephone your Account Management Team on
01234 832100

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