Upcoming changes in the Capita FMS 2020 Spring Release

This blog contains information about SBS Finance, MIS and SBS Budgets.

Capita FMS 2020 Spring Release

Capita has outlined what’s new in the upcoming Capita FMS 2020 Spring Release, which is due out in the middle of March.

The changes are:

  • CFR 2018/2019 – SPLITTING I08 Income from Facilities and Services
  • I08a : Income from Letting Premises
  • I08b : Other Income from Facilities and Services
  • New ledgers codes required from LA
  • Existing mapped ledger codes will be mapped to I08a on upgrade
  • National Insurance 2020/2021
  • January 2020 – patch available to insert National Insurance 2020/2021 table

See document ‘What’s New – FMS 2020 Spring Release’ →

Please note that the new ledger codes are already in SBS Budgets for users to apply to their planners.
SBS SIMS/FMS customers will be updated via a blog shortly regards booking in the technical upgrade, however you can book in the upgrade in advance by emailing us.


Contacting the SBS team for FMS queries

We have a multi-disciplined team that provides a range of expert support for FMS queries. To ensure your requirements are resolved effectively please use the following Options after calling 0345 222 1551:

Option 2 for FMS user support
Option 3 for all FMS and SIMS technical support (and SIMS user support)
Option 8 for all SBS Budgets support

If you have any queries about this blog please email us.


Schools Data Forum – London

Swiss Cottage School, Development & Research Centre, 80 Avenue Road, Camden, London, NW8 6HX

11th March 2020 | Session for primaries: 10:00–12:00 | Session for secondaries: 13:30–15:30

Following on from our previous events, our next School Data Forum will take place on Wednesday 11th March. Hosted by Cara Patching MIS Team Leader at SBS, the event will have a focus on taking the pain away from common school issues with product demonstrations and a chance to grill our experienced MIS Consultants.

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Book via our EventBrite page →


Further SBS support for your school or MAT

We provide onsite, offsite and online services to support your finance, staff and vision.

Managed Service for Finance & Business

Ideal for schools, academies and MATs, our Managed Service for Finance & Business provides peace of mind that day-to-day operations are managed by a strong, experienced team.

Managed Service for Finance and Business

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MIS support for Arbor, SIMS and ScholarPack

Do you need technical support and expert MIS guidance to manage your school data? Our accredited MIS team provides support for Arbor, Capita SIMS and ScholarPack.

MIS support

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SBS Budgets – Accessed anywhere via SBS Online

Used by over 1000 schools, SBS Budgets is a secure, cloud-based budget management system that saves planning time and gives staff confidence in their spending decisions.

SBS Budgets

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