[VIDEO] How to install, configure, and upload pupils from SIMS using MIS Sync

One of the first steps in setting up a ParentPay site is to complete a pupil upload. Once set up however, uploads need to be completed regularly to keep your Pupil, Staff, and other people records up to date.  This is especially important when you change Free School Meal (FSM) eligibility for a pupil, or when you add or remove pupils and/or staff from SIMS.

This article will teach you...

How to download, install, and then use the ParentPay MIS Sync application to upload pupils from SIMS.

How to...

Expand each of the sections below to learn more.

Download and install MIS Sync

The following video will guide you through finding, downloading, and installing the MIS Sync application, and how to securely login to it for your school. This only needs completing when first setting up the MIS Sync application.

Here's a handy link to the download article mentioned in the video: How to get the latest version of MIS Sync

Would you prefer to read guidance on installing the software? Check out the full article here.

Setting up a connection
This video covers how you will link the MIS Sync application to your school's instance of SIMS. This only needs completing once as the link is maintained each time you use the application (the details are kept in an encrypted file for security). It assumes you have already completed the installation detailed above, and that you are logged into the application.

Uploading pupil data
This is the final step in the upload journey. You'll likely need to perform this task multiple times throughout the year to ensure your ParentPay system is up to date with any changes in SIMS. It only takes a few minutes so we encourage you to do this regularly, especially after changing your on-roll numbers or altering free school meal allocations.


You may be able to automate the SIMS Pupil upload process with MIS Sync, using the Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler.  Speak to your IT team and use this guide to find out more.


You can add Visitors and Others to your ParentPay system? Teachers, governors, PTA members, external students, or any other individual can be uploaded, allowing them to buy meals or pay for items or services you offer.
For more information on how to do this, check out our article here.

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