Information Technology Services is in the process of upgrading the SI-net system ready for use on April 9th. The primary change to the SI-net system upgrade will be a new user interface that will provide a simple and intuitive way to navigate.

Important information

SI-net will be unavailable to staff and students from 12pm on Friday 6 April until the morning of Monday 9 April 2018 while the upgrade from the old to the new system occurs.

Please ensure you have completed your SI-net processing before the cut off time.

For queries, contact Lisa Brockbank.

What is the objective of the SI-net upgrade project? 

To upgrade SI-net to the latest version of the underlying application, Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 9.2 (CS9.2).

This will involve upgrading both the functional capabilities of SI-net, and patching the technology layers upon which SI-net runs.

Why are we upgrading?

The upgrade is necessary as vendor support for the existing version of SI-net (CS9.0) will expire in 2019, and because the current version will no longer receive new features or functions from the vendor.

A secondary objective is to improve the capacity of SI-net to respond to evolving business requirements and regulatory obligations by reducing the scale and complexity of customisations within SI-net. 

What are the benefits?

  • Reducing risk of vulnerabilities being exploited by running the latest version
  • Introduce a new easy to use, intuitive user interface for staff and students - a first step in making SI-net mobile friendly
  • Streamlining and simplifying student self service functions to reduce cutter and redundance
  • Aligning the branding and look and feel of SI-net with my.UQ
  • Reduce long term maintenance overheads
  • Retire redundant data and interfaces
  • Make available additional delivered features which may be implemented in the future
  • Implementing the new, streamlined security model for staff, for simpler maintenance
  • Simplify SI-net security access.

Where are we now?

  • Cutover planning is underway - this is the detailed steps to upgrade from old to the new version
  • User acceptance testing is underway with 125 participants across the university
  • Developing deep links between my.UQ and SI-net, for a more seamless student experience
  • Retired approximately 30% of UQ customisations, reducing ongoing maintenance costs
  • Student pilot user group sessions being held in March.

What next?

Get ready for demonstration sessions being held in the week before go-live. This will be your opportunity to see the new upgraded system before you start using it.

Register for a demo! 

Steering committee

Project Manager: Nic Walmsley

Name Position
Mark Erickson
Director ASD & Academic Registrar
Jodi Phillips
Deputy Director, IT Applications Delivery and Support
Alison Jenkins Director, UQ International
Belinda Bern
Director, UQ Graduate School
Helen Morahan
Director, Student Administration
Deanne Strachan Manager, Student Experience (SS), Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Julie Waldron
Senior Manager, Student and Academic Administration, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Pillar

Important Dates

System shutdown
06/04/2018 - 09/04/2018

Go-live
09/04/2018

SI-net demos

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