The Automation Module is used to perform various automated tasks in the SIMS database such as maintenance, report generation, behaviour rule generation and data transfers to third party software. Generally there is very little you need to do with automation, as it runs itself. However you may need to do some configuration to get it started.
The jobs that the automation module performs
To view and manage the jobs that the automation module will perform, go to the job list.
Automation is installed when you run a service pack. Follow the instructions on the service pack page for instructions.
Once this is done you can test automation is working by following this instructions on this page.
If automation doesn't appear to be working, please follow our troubleshooting automation guide.
Frequently asked questions
This is a list of frequently asked questions relating to attendance. For the answers to any of these questions, please go to automation FAQ.
- I can see a message about the Automation module not running
- On the status tab, it says automation has never polled
- There is an update available for the KeepAlive service
- Pupils are missing from the All Years group