By providing real time access to this critical data along with prudent analyses such as subcontractor top slicing; PICS offers genuine business & competitive advantages.
The PICS desktop application runs on Windows and connects to the PICS database running on a Windows server. We also offer various web modules which run in most mainstream web browsers as well as the PICS Form Capture application which can be run on laptops, tablets or mobile phones. If you’d like to develop your own solutions which utilise PICS data, we can also offer web service access via our REST API.
You can install PICS on your own servers, or you can use the Pellcomp PICS hosting service where we can take care of all the setup for you. We set up your PICS software and data, updates, backups and security – you just need to log on via our secure web portal and use PICS.
Detailed system requirements for PICS can be found in the PICS Online Help Guide.
The PICS Software is maintained on a continual basis and is kept in line with the guidance of statutory bodies such as the ESFA. We provide updates via our web site and PICS has an in-built update tool to ensure all new software can be downloaded and installed quickly and easily, or if you’re using the PICS hosting service we’ll take care of updates for you automatically.
eAssessor: A fully integrated ePortfolio for PICS
Course manager & eTutor: Detailed course management and online session registers.
PICS Surveys: Web based surveys for PICS
PICS Reports Scheduler: Automatically generated reporting for PICS
eDashboard: Web based graphical reporting for PICS
LRS web services: Collect ULNs for learners from LRS and view the PLR in PICS
Updating ILR importer: Import PICS from other learner management systems on an ongoing basis
PDF & CSV importer: Import basic learner, review and achievements data through CSV or PDF files. Can also be used to import data into PICS from Onefile Ignite or Destiny digital pens.
ePortfolio interfaces: Integrate PICS with 3rd party ePortfolios, including Learning Assistant and Onefile.
PICS SMS: Send SMS messages from PICS via 24x or Textanywhere