Implications of the non-renewal of the OLG contract (BSS)

Project Description

Prof Marlene Verhoef sent the following email on 01 March 2017:

Dear Colleagues
I had a meeting recently with the CEO of OLG.  Prof Manie Spamer and Mr James Botha were also present at the meeting.
The Board of OLG resolved at a meeting held on 16 February 2017 not to renew the contract with NWU; and suggested a six-month transition process in order for the NWU to take full charge of all distance students at 1 September 2017.
Attached hereto, please find a letter to the effect.  A transition plan will be tabled at the IM meeting of 6 March 2017 providing the details for the transition period.


No documents at this time.

Project Progress


Project Timing

  • Start
    Apr 17 2017
  • End
    Dec 31 2018

04/17/2017 12/31/2018


Overall Project Completion

  • 20%
  • 60%


  • 40%
  • 80%

Project Discussion 9 Responses to Implications of the non-renewal of the OLG contract (BSS)

  1. After Jan 2018 registration, this project will be closed and we will continue with the new alternative development in 2018 on Project 15-29

    October 31, 2017 at 9:22 am
  2. Focus is mainly on operations of the registration process for 2018.
    October 2017 registration preparation and system changes is completed and operational and registrations taking place.
    January 2018 registration, restructuring changes and HEQSF alignment changes in progress for end of 2017
    Starting of system changes for replacing OLG has been discussed with senior management, Capacity not available till Jan 2018. Project is linked to the Alternative SIS strategy

    October 31, 2017 at 8:44 am
  3. Weekly session with SAS, IT and UDOL analysing various business processes for DIstance students
    Senior Management strategic sessions of way forward for short and long term solution options being discussed
    Awaiting team for the project for 2018

    August 29, 2017 at 1:16 pm
  4. Preperation and testing for Oct 2017 registrations for 2018 in progress

    August 29, 2017 at 1:14 pm
  5. Operational aspects for regsitration Jun and July addresses

    August 29, 2017 at 1:13 pm
  6. Technical session around SMS & MSS scheduled for 20 June to duscuss optios with IT techinal and OLG technical.

    June 14, 2017 at 9:34 pm
  7. Business options for registration Okt 2017 being analyzed and various options for the different groups of student being investigated Registration for new students, students that needs to register either for new level, reregistration for modules will be executed on VSS. Only the roll-over students t be handled in VSS.

    June 14, 2017 at 9:33 pm
  8. Technical detail and alternative unde rinvestigation for proposed action and implementation
    Awaiting feedback from various grousp on system
    1) Student documents – LaserFische environment & infrastructure needs (1TB storage)
    2) SMS portal
    3) MMS methods
    4) Marking tool & E-FUndi integration still in tetsing phase
    5) Secutities on webservices
    6) STudent accounts – business process still be be finalized

    May 28, 2017 at 7:21 pm
  9. Various 3rd Party system integration to be investigated.
    E-Vision will be used as interim system for 2018 regsitrations – final discussion scheduled for 30 May
    E-Vision training scheduled and sysadmin training completed – link to test environment received & user manaul
    Tech session with OLG to understand architecture

    May 28, 2017 at 7:17 pm

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