PICS Released

We are pleased to announce that PICS 20.00 is now available for install.

For customers hosting their own copy of PICS, please see the help page Upgrading to the New Version of PICS for further details and instructions on how to update your software. Customers using our Hosting platform will be upgraded automatically this evening (14th August).

This major release includes changes to PICS and PICSWeb to allow entry, export and reporting of 2020/21 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 and filling in planned hours across years 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 along with a recording of our recent Change of Contract Year webinar. 

Important note: We’re still waiting on a working version of the FIS in order to verify that our changes to PICS match with the ESFA systems, so further refinements may be made in due course.