SIBI News Update
SIBI showcase and launch
The SIBI Showcase and formal launch by the Provost on 29 August was a great success. It was a chance to celebrate SIBI Team’s latest achievements and highlight some of the exciting things to come in 2014. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the launch and who has contributed to the ongoing success of this program.
Posted 2 September 2013
HR Leave Management Module
The SIBI HR Leave Management Module was successfully deployed in July. This module is available to a small group of authorised users only - HR Advisors and HR Relationship Managers. This module will support supervisors in managing annual leave for staff in their unit. Faculty and PSU staff with supervisory responsibilities should contact their HR Advisor to obtain the reports relevant to their areas.
Posted 31 July 2013
SIBI Research Module launched
The program has successfully deployed the SIBI Research Module and is rolling out to identified users during June. This module includes dashboards and reports for Research Outputs and Research Income (with Go8 benchmark data). These interactive reports provide fast access to data presented in an intuitive format through graphs, charts and tables. SIBI Research Module provides a flexible way of viewing data through filters and prompts, for example by faculty, school, department, year, output and Field of Research (FoR) codes, and allows further interrogation of information through a drill down capability. The Research Module also allows faculties to compare current and historical performance. The SIBI program’s next projects spanning multiple areas relating to student data are well underway, with expected rollout in three separate phases between July 2013 and February 2014.
Posted 27 May 2013
SIBI Research Publications 2 deployed to production
The second iteration of the SIBI Program’s Research Publications has been successfully deployed to production. This incorporates improvements to the reporting dashboards developed in August and is scheduled to be rolled out to users in March 2013. The improvements were achieved through a collaborative feedback process with subject matter experts from the Research Portfolio, faculty representatives and the SIBI User Working Group. In addition, many improvements were made in the backend with data modelling to ensure effective reporting and analysis capabilities. This work was extremely important for establishing the foundation to ensure all future SIBI releases meet the University’s reporting requirements. Following initial roll-out of Publications to the Research Pilot Group this year, the SIBI team plans to implement the Research Module, including Research Publications, Research Income and Research Go8 Benchmarking dashboards, to users across the University from March 2013.
Posted 13 December 2012
Performance of SIBI Research dashboard gets big tick
The SIBI Program conducted successful performance testing on the Research Publications dashboard and reports within the business intelligence (BI) portal over two sessions last week. Staff from PIO, ICT, Research, Finance and HR volunteered their time to run reports and queries concurrently on the full volume of research publications data. The testers tried their best to run the system hard whilst monitoring was conducted on both the database level and the server level. Overall, the performance results were excellent with only a few minor issues identified. This is a positive lead-up to the implementation of Research Publications 2 in December.
Posted 28 November 2012