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Monday 2nd February 2015
Project Bader Newsletter
Bader Mail
Storage Limits
One of the most requested changes asked for by BADER users is
an increase in mailbox size. With effect from today all Bader Mail
inboxes will see their storage limit go from 40MB up to 150 MB!
SPAM Filtering Trial
The Bader Team are currently trialing a new SPAM and virus filtering service from AppRiver. All users should notice a reduction in the
amount of SPAM they receive and will receive an email from AppRiver detailing any mail that has been held by them as suspected
SPAM, if you do not receive an email no SPAM has been blocked.
If you have any queries or issues during this trial, please raise a
service request via the helpdesk in the normal way.
Users SHOULD NOT contact AppRiver directly, if required the Bader Team will do
this on your behalf.
Welcome to
the first
Project Bader
newsletter
The purpose of this
newsletter is to help you
stay up to date on the
latest developments,
changes and new
features across all of the
Project Bader sites.
We really value your
feedback, so whether or
not you find this
newsletter useful please
send us your thoughts:
[email protected]
THE LATEST CHANGES IN BADER SMS
SMS Activities Applications
Cadet Filtering
The Participating Units tab now shows
the breakdown of male / female
cadets from each unit.
Like activities, you now have the option to search and
filter Cadet records by name and classifications.
The helpdesk opening hours are:
Let us know if you would like to see more filters!
Monday
0830 - 1630
Tuesday
0830 - 2100
Wednesday
0830 - 1630
Thursday
0830 - 2100
Friday
0830 - 1630
Bader Helpdesk
Shooting Applications
You can now create Activity applications for shooting.
SMS ‘Fields’
In the December update, the Bader Team added new functionality in SMS for Wings and Regions,
under the working title ‘Fields’. This feature allows you to view key statistics about the qualifications
and awards held, and the activities being run within your field (for example Adventure Training) in
your Wing / Region.
As well as displaying qualifications that have (or are close to becoming) expired, Fields will also indicate any changes staff make to their qualifications in their personnel record in SMS,
allowing you to keep track of additions and
changes.
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 030 6770 4905
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Squadron
Postal
Addresses
You can now add a postal
address for your
Squadron in SMS (under
Unit Administration >
Squadron Information).
This address is now used
for the automated
distribution of First Class
workbooks when you add
a new Cadet to SMS.
It is important that this
postal address is
accurate.
UniVerse data checks in SMS
More checks have been put in place to ensure the data stored in SMS matches that stored in
the UniVerse personnel management system (used by HQAC). These checks, which up to
now covered staff personal details and contact information, now includes any next of kin contact details.
If there is mismatching or missing information, the relevant tab will be highlighted in red (as
shown below), and the specific fields with an error (for example, post code) will also be highlighted in red.
Please ensure you update any erroneous records, so that all information is current and accurate. The red will stay until the next export is carried out by the Bader Team and the changes
are accepted.
Supernumerary Staff
You can now make your Staff or Cadets supernumerary on other units. This will grant the selected
units access to their Staff / Cadets SMS records.
Did you know?
Bulk add
Qualifications
You can bulk add
qualifications to several
staff or cadet SMS
records though SMS
Activities Applications.
When completing a post
activity report there is an
link to add qualifications
to any of the Staff or
Cadets listed on the
application. Particularly
useful if you’ve run a
training course and
several awards were
gained from your activity!
The information will be read-only to these additional
units with the owning unit keeping complete control
over the personnel record.
You can add a Staff or Cadet supernumerary unit
under the Service Record > Unit History tab within
their SMS profile.
Ultilearn Account
Transfers
When Staff or Cadets
transfer Squadrons, their
Ultilearn account will now
move with them automatically.
Simply transfer the Cadet /
Staff record on SMS as
normal and the system will
do the rest.
Recording how new recruits
discover your Squadron
When adding a new Cadet to SMS, you
can optionally set how they found out
about your Squadron. Obtaining this information may provide longer term insights
and data to help with recruitment.
The results can be seen in a panel the SMS Dashboard as shown in the screen above.
Please ask if you feel options are missing!