New Features

  • CRM and Applicants: A new PICS Configuration option has been added: “Set which nation’s bank holidays to use”, which allows CRM to warn when activities are created on the bank holidays in Scotland or England and Wales. This option will be set to England and Wales by default.


  • AdHoc: “ILR Learning Difficulty/Disability”, “ILR Historic Disability / Health Problem” and “ILR Historic Learning Difficulty” have been added as Applicant outputs in AdHoc.
  • AdHoc: Output for 2019/20 fields added: Programme Planned Hours, LD FAM LDM 5 & 6.
  • eAdmin, eApply, eAssessor, eDashboard, eJobMatch, eRecruit, eTutor, Surveys and eSurveys: When errors occur, a more detailed error page is now shown that includes an error code that can be reported to Pellcomp Support to assist with troubleshooting.
  • eFileStore: Upgrades to the database have been made in order to improve performance.
  • Form Capture App, Imports and Exports, PICS Main, SOAP Service: OTJHOURS import field is also applied to the Programme Aim Planned Hours ILR field
  • Imports and Exports: The Standard code will now be exported in the ILR instead of the Pathway code for non funded apprenticeship standard programme aims (AimType = 1, FundingModel = 99 and ProgrammeType = 25).
  • PICS Main: PICS working date now extended to 31st July 2020
  • PICS Main: LARS v6.0.0 : 08 Jul 2019 and ORGANISATION v3.0.0 09 Jul 2019 are now available in PICS.
  • REST API: The “ExpectedEndDate” sorting option on Applicants in the REST API can now also be referenced using “ExpectedEnd” to match the property on Applicants.

Data Patches
These are changes to the PICS Database structure to support future features. When they are available they will be announced as New Features or Improvements in the relevant Release Notes.

  • PICS Main: Many year specific fields for 2011 and before have been removed from EpiData
  • PICS Main: Qual Plan defaults have been added for Devolved AEB SOF and Apprenticeship Planned OTJ Hours.
    The Planned Hours field is now available on the Programme Aim tab of the ILR form for Apprentice Learners

Bug Fixes

  • AdHoc: There was an issue where the Subclass and Status selection for CRM Activities wouldn’t re-populate when loading a previously saved query. Now fixed.
  • Claims and Profiles: The FM36 Reconciler was discarding funding information from the funding reports if there was funding in the same period for different price episodes. This would result in incorrect reconciliation results. Now fixed.
  • CRM and Applicants: The delete button on the home tab of CRM Applicants was not recording which user performed the deletion and the date of deletion. Now fixed.
  • CRM and Applicants: Syncing End Point Assessments would give an error due to an incorrect web service being used. Now fixed.
  • eRecruit: On the Opportunity Details page in eRecruit the: Main Adviser, Owner, Main Contact, and Organisation popups were not being displayed. Now fixed.
  • Misc Tools: There was an issue where importing PICS Data into PICSAccess would cause an error. Now fixed.
  • PICS Main: Long label questions in the User Defined Form Configuration were not able to be saved due to a missing label text entry. Now fixed.
  • PICS Main: Learners were not being updated in PICS from the LRS when doing a “Search by Demographics” (i.e. with no ULN) and linked learners were found. Now fixed.
  • Reporting: Some breakdowns in the Analysis report that rely on qualification based details would not load correctly. Now fixed.
  • REST API: There was an issue with users who have a colon character in their password being unable to log in to the REST API. Now fixed.