The Hosted Application Service is designed to support schools and academies by reducing the time and money it takes to maintain and keep the SIMS Management Information System up to date. The service ensures that upgrades, patching, backups or software updates are completed remotely with no disruption to the busy school day. In addition, data can be accessed securely from anywhere with an internet connection, providing flexibility to access.

    Scomis is a specialist SIMS support provider with over 10 years’ experience hosting SIMS for hundreds of schools across the UK. They have invested in a programme of continual improvement to ensure that they understand and respond to the changing needs of the education sector, and the performance of the service is maximised, ensuring the service has been designed to meet educational requirements.

    The new service is fully supported by the Herts for Learning ICT Service Desk in the same way as locally hosted SIMS, including remote support to quickly access your desktop and work with you to resolve any queries that may occur.

    The Hosted Application Service is an alternative to replacing hardware for SIMS

    The key features of hosting are:

    • superior user experience
      from simple and seamless access to data through to password resets and remote support, providing the very best user experience.
    • hassle free upgrades and off-site backup
      all upgrades, patches and backups are automated ensuring everyone gets the most out of SIMS.
    • trouble free third party application Integration with SIMS
      third party applications are managed and maintained within the service, saving time and money.
    • seamless, secure and flexible access
      allowing access to SIMS at any time, using a range of devices - whether in school, at home or anywhere with an internet connection.
    • no hidden costs including unlimited user provisioning
      all features of the service are included as standard and all staff can be set up as users at no additional cost.

    For further information, to discuss your specific needs or to request a bespoke quotation, please contact the Data Management Services team via the HfL ICT Service Desk on 01438 844777 option 1, option 1 or email

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