New Features

  • Reporting: The Learner Status Report now has an option to “Exclude all FM36 employer payments”. Selecting this option will exclude any employer based values from the values shown in the report.


  • Claims and Profiles: The YTD Differences sheet from the FM36 Actuals reconciliation report now displays the Learner’s names.
  • Form Capture App: Added the ability for hosted customer users to reset their username after merging hosting and domain accounts.
  • Imports and Exports: The new ILR Exporter is now installed in a separate folder from the main PICS desktop application due to library file requirements.
  • Reporting: Files generated in Scheduled Reports can now be compressed and encrypted using 7-Zip which uses stronger encryption methods than standard zip files.
  • Reporting: Scheduled Reports can now be run at intervals between 30 minutes and 24 hours, rather than just daily, weekly etc.

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: A new field has been added to aim records to override the Achievement Rates Overall Cohort Year.
  • PICS Main, Reporting: An additional field has been added to ACT Funding & Monitoring fields to allow users to record if the ACT1 is expected to be Levy or Non-levy. The field is reported in Occupancy, Learner Funding Status, Claim History, Funding Calculator and AdHoc reports.

Bug Fixes

  • Claims and Profiles: The FM36 Funding Calculator was not considering previous earnings for Programme Aims with a Restart indicator when the previous Programme Aim was ended with a Completion Status of 3. Now fixed.
  • CRM and Applicants: When opening CRM from PICS when hosted by Pellcomp. the message “You are logging in with a PICS user account that is already linked to your Pellcomp Hosting account” would appear erroneously. Now fixed.
  • eApply: There was an issue with blank signup forms being created when eApply installs were moved for existing eApply customers. Now fixed.
  • Imports and Exports: 32-bit versions of Windows would not detect .NET Core when running the new ILR Exporter. Now fixed.
  • PICS Main: An error could occur importing a Learner review with notes if there were already notes held against the review. Now fixed.