PICS Released

We are pleased to announce that PICS 15.20 is now available for installation, should you be ready to do so. We recommend that you hold off from updating if you still have 2017/18 learners to add, as the process becomes a little more tricky after the update. Please see the help page Upgrading to the New Version of PICS for more details.

This major release includes changes to allow entry, export and reporting of 2018/19 ILR data, and a full list of changes in this build is available as usual.

More information on the significant changes, using the exporter and funding calculator for the year cross over, filling in planned hours across years and the specifics of the new ILR change in PICS can be found in the PICS Online Help. We also have an overview guide to help pull this all together available in the document library on our website.

Note: Having updated, when you first log in to PICS the 15.20 data upgrade and migration will start, and this could take anything from 20 to 45 minutes. Do not attempt to stop the upgrade process or you could corrupt your data. If you have any web apps installed, such as eAssessor, eApply, eTutor, eRecruit, then you’ll need to stop these before you run the update to PICS. If these applications are active it will prevent the PICS upgrade from running. For further assistance please contact Pellcomp support.

For customers with software and data hosted by Pellcomp, please see our blog post for how to upgrade to 15.20.