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RM Integris G2/S2 data feeds for Groupcall

Most schools use the "G2 Web Service" data feed. Unless you have explicitly been advised otherwise, you will be using the default "G2 Web Service" feed. If you are not sure please ask us!


RM Integris G2 Web Service
The RM Integris G2 Web Service is used by:

  • Groupcall Messenger, Groupcall's market leading school communications software.
  • Groupcall Partners or Local Authorities that use Groupcall Xporter to read data into their systems, except where explicitly stated otherwise.  Groupcall Xporter is typically installed in your school but is sometimes installed at the organisation you are sending data to, for example within a Groupcall Partner's datacentre or within your Local Authority.

In all cases Groupcall products using the RM Integris G2 Web Service require the Extended version, not the Basic version.


Groupcall work closely with RM on data integration between Groupcall products and Integris G2 / S2.  As a result there are a number of different data feeds available; depending on which Groupcall Partner (or Local Authority) you are sharing your school data with you may need one or more different G2 data feeds the details of which are available below.


RM Integris G2 CMTF Feed
When enabled, the RM Integris G2 CMTF Feed automatically populates data into Groupcall's Data Broker Service (DBS) platform. Because of the nature of the feed from RM this requires Groupcall to cache your school data inside DBS; to find out more see our Cached DBS data sharing agreement.  Data cached in DBS is only released to Groupcall products that provide the correct G2X Secret for your school.

This feed is used by:

  • Groupcall Partners or Local Authorities using Groupcall XVault to aggregate school data for population into their cloud platforms.
  • Groupcall Partners or Local Authorities using Groupcall Xporter but with data requirements exceeding the data available via the G2 Web Service.

When requesting activation from RM, an amount of co-ordination is required between RM and Groupcall to ensure your data is secured safely.  For this reason when activating for this feed you must advise your partner of the data officer for your school so that once Groupcall can advise your G2X Secret once we receive data from RM.

The Groupcall Partners currently usingthe G2 CMTF feed are;

  • Classroom Monitor
  • ParentPay
  • PupilAsset
  • UniServity Life (not cLc)
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Pembrokeshire (cached at LA, not with Groupcall)
Local Authorities where the RM Integris G2 CMTF Feed is not available;

  • Lincolnshire (LA 925)
  • Barnet (LA 302)
  • Pembrokeshire (LA 668)
  • Powys (LA 666)
  • Oldham (LA 353)


RM Integris G2 CTF Feed
This feed is used exclusively by Local Authorities that require statutory data from G2 schools and is not available to Groupcall Partners.  Your school data is securely transferred to a cache within the Local Authority and processed by a Groupcall Xporter installation also within the Local Authority.


Activating G2 Integration

Once you have established which feed you are using, which in most cases will be the "G2 Web Service" data feed, you will need to request the feed is activated by RM. This gives permission for your data to be shared in this way.

To do this you'll need to complete the online version of the RM Activations Request form - "Integris Integration Authorisation Form".


Activating the G2 CMTF feed

Activating G2 CMTF Feed

To activate the G2 CMTF Feed, to populate the Groupcall Data Broker Services (DBS) Cache, you'll need to submit your activation request to RM following the instructions on the form.

This is a two part activation process;

  1. firstly RM complete their activation to enable nightly updates to the DBS Cache,
  2. then Groupcall provide the nominated contact with the G2X Secret to enable Groupcall products to read from the DBS Cache for your school.

Therefore an additional step is required...

You must advise your Groupcall Partner of a data owner name and email address (which must be at a school-owned domain) prior to sending your activation form to RM, in order to successfully activate and avoid delays.

Click here to see a Diagram of the CMTF activation process.

 Please see this page for details of what to do after you have sent off the RM Activations Request form and are ready to use your G2X secret for the transmission of data.