About Me - Tony Braithwaite

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Tony Braithwaite
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Surname: Braithwaite
College Name: Strode College
Position: Head of Funding & information Services

About Me - Tony Braithwaite

Post by Tony Braithwaite » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:39 am

Hi,

I'm the Head of Funding & Information Services at Strode College (that's the one in Somerset). I've been here for nearly 20 years! We changed MI systems to Unit-E in 2014/15. Currently working on getting the Advantage products up to speed and we have recently invested in Information Interface Professional to get that bit of extra functionality into our bespoke products.

Looking forward to sharing our experiences with you all.

Tony

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Post by robinwilson16 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:03 pm

Hello Tony

Thanks for introducing yourself and for joining up!
I would be interested to hear how the setup of Advantage goes.
We have this but have not yet launched it. I'm thinking of re-evaluating it again with people after we install 4.35.500 but a bug is stopping us going ahead with the upgrade currently.
Have you retired Launchpad and Columbus?

Thanks
Robin

Tony Braithwaite
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Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:33 am
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Surname: Braithwaite
College Name: Strode College
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Post by Tony Braithwaite » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:07 am

Hi Robin,

We never used Columbus as we've only had UNIT-e for 3 years now. Still using launchpad as there are some functions such as FE Loans, Day View and Mark book (which we are just starting to set up) on there - also the new absence management screens which I need to look at too. However, I don't have that many users using Launchpad, it's more of a 'mid-office' application.

I'm planning to come to the user group at Guildford so we can compare notes then.

What's the bug that's stopping you upgrade?

Regards

Tony

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Re: About Me - Tony Braithwaite

Post by robinwilson16 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:46 am

Hello Tony

Will be good to see you at the user group.

I have just posted the details of the bug here:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=78

Maybe it won't affect you though.
Robin

Tony Braithwaite
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Surname: Braithwaite
College Name: Strode College
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Post by Tony Braithwaite » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:34 am

Hi Robin,

Haven't come across that one yet, but that maybe because my ILR officer has not been in since I did the upgrade last week. Heads up noted.

Tony

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Re: About Me - Tony Braithwaite

Post by robinwilson16 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:29 pm

Hello Tony

We did actually find this crash didn't happen for one person but happened for everyone else who tried in MIS.

Capita could not explain why the same issue didn't occur for one of the people - their name and username are shorter but that may be correlation and not causation!

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