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Scomis Newsletter 16th May 2024

In this week’s newsletter book onto our MIS Discovery Days, find out about the upcoming changes when contacting the Scomis Service Desk by telephone, find training and CPD, and ensure you are prepared for the summer census.

Graphic showing Discovery Days for Arbor, Bromcom and SIMS with dates

Scomis MIS Discovery Days

Scomis acknowledges the importance for schools to start considering options for their MIS provision, particularly as you come towards the end of your existing contracts. Even if you have a number of years left to run on your contract, we believe that starting to make these decisions now will give schools adequate time to research their options.

Scomis is an accredited support partner for three of the market leading MIS and is here to help as we are hosting Discovery Days with Arbor, Bromcom and SIMS.

To find out more and book your place, please click the links below, view the attached flyer for more detailed information.

Places are booking up fast, please register to guarantee your space.

If you have already booked, we look forward to welcoming you to your MIS Discovery Day session and embarking on this exciting journey together!


Arbor – Tuesday 21st May

Arbor MIS 10:30am – 11:30am

Arbor Finance 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Bromcom – Wednesday 22nd May

Bromcom MIS 10:30am – 11:30am

Bromcom Finance 1:30pm – 2:30pm

SIMS/Next Gen – Thursday 23rd May

SIMS Next Gen MIS 10:30am – 11:30am

SIMS FMS 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Note: If you are a Devon maintained school, you may be aware that Devon County Council is shortly changing its finance system. These Discovery Days will give Devon maintained schools the opportunity to view alternative MIS systems and their respective finance solutions.

Changes when contacting the Scomis Service Desk 

Scomis staff member taking a customer call

In our newsletter on 18th April, we reminded you of Scomis’ MIS-agnostic strategy. As part of that journey, we have added support for Bromcom to our existing Arbor and SIMS support. 

To ensure that you can speak with an analyst who can best assist with your enquiry, we are adding options on our telephony service for you to select from. 

From Wednesday 12th June, when you telephone the Service Desk on 01392 385300 you will be greeted with the normal introduction and then the following options: 

Please choose from the following options: 

  • For Arbor support, press 1.  
  • For Bromcom support, press 2.  
  • For SIMS support, press 3.
  • For all other enquiries, press 6. 

Please note that you can press the option number you require without waiting to hear the message all the way to the end. 

In the lead up to the change, reminders about the change will be published on MyScomis, our self-service portal, and on our website. 

Upcoming Training

Our spring and summer term training is now available for you to book. Click here to view all of our courses and book your place. If the session you are after is fully booked, you can still get in touch using our training enquiry form to ensure you get a slot when the next session is scheduled.

Hey Matt!

Hey Matt!

Today is the summer census date, how can I make sure I’m ready?

I’m glad you asked! Remember that the return date for the summer census is Wednesday 12th June. You can find all up-to-date information and guidance on the Summer Census in our FAQ, and you can even register for our School Census digital learning course which is free for all Scomis customers.