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Employers: Sponsor IT upgrade

30 June 2013

A new version of the sponsor management system (SMS) launches today, 1 July 2013, as part of a planned upgrade to the points-based system IT applications.

Along with more effective communications the changes will mean better support for users, making applications quicker and easier with fewer rejected requests.

Key features include a message screen presented to Level 1 users immediately after logging in, providing key dates and events and answers to common SMS user issues.

Other new features include:

  • sponsor licences key dates to be displayed in the 'licence summary' screen
  • the introduction of an application and licence renewal tracking function and new menu options for the added functions
  • removal of the 'outstanding payments' item, as cheque payment will no longer be accepted for any sponsorship services from 1 July
  • enhanced help text throughout the system
  • renaming of existing menu options for greater ease of navigation

Improved and updated SMS user guides have also been published.

If you have any queries or would like more information, please contact the sponsor and employer helpline at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

lternatively, if you are a Premium service customer you can contact your Licence Manager.