New SIMS Dinner Money integration with Apple iOS

This latest release of the iOS SIMS Teacher app provides integration with SIMS Dinner Money to allow the easy recording of school meals through the app.

Where schools are using SIMS Dinner Money, we’ve made the whole process of taking the normal morning attendance register and the dinner register even easier by combining them within the SIMS Teacher app.

This new integration allows school staff using the app to easily swipe between the Attendance and the Dinner Register to make taking the register and recording meal choices simple, and ensures the kitchen has all the information it needs for lunchtime every day.

The Dinner Money registers are automatically integrated with attendance, so where pupil meal patterns are setup in SIMS, their selected meal option is automatically shown and selected in the dinner register view.

Meal types are automatically displayed from the school’s SIMS system within the app and can be selected for ad-hoc choices or where pupils wish to change their default meal choice.

Real-time updates to SIMS of your attendance and dinner register choices.

Available in online and offline mode enabling greater flexibility for you to view and update the attendance and dinner register wherever you are.

When will the new Teacher app version be released?

The new version of the Teacher app for the Apple iOS platform will be released on Monday 5th December 2016 through the Apple App Store.

How do school staff get the new app version:

The latest iOS app update (version 4.8.0.0) will be available as an update from the App Store from Monday 5th December 2016.

If users have automatic updates enabled on their iPads, the app will update for the user automatically. Alternatively, users can update manually on their device. Please check on the App Store > SIMS Teacher to ensure you have the latest version. This new release will include new services updates for SIMS Services Manager and a new SIMS patch, which must be applied to enable this new integration.

  • Patch number 22463 must be applied to the school’s SIMS database.
  • SIMS Teacher app Login Service must be at 4.1.33.0 (minimum version).
  • SIMS Teacher app Data Service must be at 4.1.65.0 (minimum version).

How to arrange the patch?

Please contact the service desk on 0330 123 2544 Option 1 to arrange to have the patch applied to your system when you have upgraded your teacher app.

The information used here was supplied via Capita SIMS.

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