Posted on December 17, 2015 by Jeff Eden in SBS Online.
Our new SBS Online update contains several improvements, plus some bug fixes.
Choose how your SBS Online planner looks by selecting a different theme. By default, one of the new themes has already been selected for you – ‘Modern’.
To change your theme, simply click on your username in the top-right corner and click ‘Your profile’. Edit your profile and you will see an option to select a theme from the drop down list. You can choose from ‘Classic’ (the pre-existing theme), ‘Modern’ or ‘Spearmint’. Select your chosen theme and enter your password to confirm.
This user-requested feature will enable those with ‘Create user’ access to limit other users in their planners to view and/or edit student contracts only, without seeing other more confidential information.
If you have access to the menu, go to Admin in the top-right corner and click on Users. Edit a user and you will see two drop downs called ‘Access type’ and ‘Additional access type’. Pick the relevant options and click Save to update the user’s privileges.
Student contracts is a feature of the software which forecasts income per student in a similar way to staff contracts forecasting expenditure. To find out more about this feature, please call the Service Desk.
PDF export improvements
In this and previous releases we have been continually improving the PDF exports. We have now developed PDF exports to display ‘Page x of x’ when relevant. This will be automatically generated upon exporting a page or a report from SBS Online. In addition, PDF exports also have improved pagination with properly aligned columns.
As always, if you have any questions, please call the Service Desk on 0345 222 1551 • option 8. Have a great Christmas and New Year!
Posted on December 17, 2015 by Stephen Dolman in Finance.
As the odds tumble on a white Christmas – too warm and wet – a final reminder to academies about year end activities. Submission of Audited Accounts by 31 December 2015 The deadline for academy trusts, including free schools, studio schools and University Technical Colleges (UTCs) to submit their audited accounts and auditor’s management letter […]
Posted on December 10, 2015 by admin in Company News.
We would like to introduce some of our new members of the team who have joined this year. Ricky Barton Finance Consultant I joined School Business Services in 2015 as a Finance Consultant; I have various experience of commercial finance packages and have picked up a good knowledge of RM Finance, FMS and PSF in […]
Posted on December 7, 2015 by Viv Reed in SIMS.
We have seen this recent video from Capita regarding Progress 8 and thought it may be of interest to our readers because of how you can now view the Progress 8 data within the SIMS School Report and within the Exams Performance Indicator reports. This should be a good timesaver and will be welcomed by […]
Posted on December 7, 2015 by Stephen Dolman in Finance.
Over the last few weeks there has been the NASBM Annual Conference, the Academies Show and the Spending Review. Here is our quick catch up on some of the talking points from these. Real term cuts for schools, academies & colleges Commentators looking at the details of the Autumn Spending Review are suggesting that for […]
Posted on December 4, 2015 by Leyla Tovey in SIMS.
The date for the Spring 2016 Census is Thursday 21st January 2016 We will be publishing the school census documentation at the beginning of the new year, however, should you require an onsite consultancy visit to help you with the running of the school census or wish to book our Census Remote Service then please […]
Posted on December 2, 2015 by admin in HR & Payroll.
Choosing the right payroll software for your school If you’re evaluating payroll software for schools Mandy Gardiner from PW Payroll Solutions has outlined the must-have features. What do the best payroll systems and partners offer schools? Compliance with HMRC legislation Functionality required such as import/export tool compatible with your other software An internal report writer Auto […]
Posted on November 26, 2015 by Viv Reed in SIMS.
What will you show Ofsted in the future when their inspectors call? Life after levels, beginning in September 2015, will still require students to be assessed. Importantly, those assessments will need to be able to show pupil progress through learning. SBS can offer you the chance of a half day consultancy visit to discuss how […]
Posted on November 26, 2015 by Stephen Dolman in Finance.
There are a few things coming up that you might have missed in recent EFA bulletins – a couple require action in the next week. Post 16 Funding Speaking to schools and academies with 6th forms – a number seem unaware on the approaching deadline for Individual Learner Records (ILR). More info → The Individualised […]
Posted on November 24, 2015 by Stephen Dolman in Finance.
The focus of the current government is to reduce the UK’s budget deficit – and whilst the government is currently committed to safeguarding existing school budgets, there will undoubtedly be difficult decisions ahead. As all school business managers will know, when faced with a deficit there are essentially two options increase your income streams or […]