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  • The Capita infrastructure is connected to the emPSN framework
  • Provides a cloud based SAAS delivered suit of education/ local government services and applications
  • Have been an emPSN service provider for seven years

About Capita

Capita – Software as a Service (SAAS)

Capita provides a “cloud based”, SAAS delivered suite of education/Local Government services and applications.

Capita cloud based services utilise a range of Microsoft technologies and applications and are based in Azure or secure Capita Datacentres.

The Capita service has been designed with resilience and scalability in mind, based on an N+1 component configuration coupled with multiple commercial internet connections including JaNet, which similarly provides scalable bandwidth and service resilience.

All Capita services, with the exception of web filtering, are independently accessible via the internet. For web filtering a network to network interconnect (NNI) is configured connecting the emPSN network to Capita infrastructure.

Capita Services

SIMS ID – LIGHT includes Office 365 mail filtering

The replacement for OPENHIVE ID offers seamless integration with SIMS and Hosted SIMS for automatic creation of SIMS ID accounts and Office 365 (will also work with other management information systems.)

  • Intuitive management and user interfaces
  • SIMS timetables populated into Office 365 calendars
  • Upgrade opportunities for automated account creation in your local Active Directory
  • Integrates with Hosted SIMS


All the features of SIMS ID Light plus:

  • automated Local AD User creation and management
  • automated Local AD Group creation and management
  • SSO from the desktop login


DNS Services with improved resiliency, provided as a managed service for those customers who do not wish to engage with complexities of DNS.


The same hosting as currently enjoyed by emPSN customers but with improved underlying infrastructure, include DNS.


A new hosting service designed with Joomla and WordPress customers in mind and used to support new web design services.


Two days’ consultancy and design to achieve an individualised website that meets the DfE guidance on what schools should publish and is aesthetically pleasing and easy to maintain.  Based on a range of Joomla templates this is ideal for schools wishing to update their web presence.


Webshield based on Netsweeper configured to provide a single level of filtering per site or integrated with SIMS ID to provide a range of filtering levels based on the user’s identity.


Webshield based on Netsweeper configured to provide filtering based on your Local Active Directory groups.


By making SIMS more accessible and reducing the time spent maintaining your IT systems, you can focus on embracing the power of your school’s data to boost pupil attainment and drive improvement. With Hosted SIMS your SIMS database will be securely hosted at a Microsoft Azure hosting centre, removing the need for a dedicated SIMS server in school. As part of this fully-managed service all upgrades and backups will be carried-out by us to ensure that your system is working at optimum efficiency. This flexible approach to the management of your MIS gives you the freedom to focus on improving outcomes across your school.


Pricing Dated – 16th June 2016

1 Year Deal

Capita 1 Year Pricing

3 Year Deal

Capita 3 Year Pricing

Please click here to view the Capita Bundled Options.

Please click the to view the Capita Terms and Conditions

Capita Escalation Policy

If you are not happy with your Capita service, you can escalate your case. To find out more, please read the capita-escalation-policy-v7