Reply to post: Re: Don't mention Solus

UK competition watchdog probes school software contract revisions

Lazlo Woodbine

Re: Don't mention Solus

For as long as I've been using SIMS (coming up to 10 years soon), they've been promising an integrated cloud based solution, yet we're still using a system which is 32-bit only, Windows only, and chucks of it are clearly DOS based.

Look at Nova T, Options & Exams Organiser, these programs haven't evolved this millennium. Why should we have to install an unsupported database engine just to run Options?

The user interface is appalling, with buttons that are seldom in the same place between screens, and windows that may or may not scroll, depending on whether the date is a prime or not.

If 80% of school in England and Wales use it (CMIS seems to be biggest in Scotland), where does all the cash go, because it's not being spent on development...

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