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SIMS 7 - Recommended Integration Mechanisms for Applicants


Diagram of applicants


Reporting is generally available and not individually marked above, however APIs are usually much more efficient for larger data volumes or where specific data for an entity is required.  Reporting however remains one of the simplest data extraction tools available to technical integrators.




Code Explanation

Green circle containing IA

Internal API – Commonly used

Grey circle containing IA

Internal APIs exist but more effective 3rd party APIs are recommended.

Purple Circle containing 3P

3rd party APIs exist and are likely to be more efficient for data exchange.

Red circle containing R

Not available via reporting – APIs available.

Grey circle containing R

Not recommended via reporting – API’s preferred.

Blue rectangle containing Student


Azure box containing Fees

Available at schools making use of that functionality in SIMS.  Fees for example is only available in the independent sector.

Grey box containing Photo

Supporting entities

Red box containing Analysis

Not available to TIs