On April 1, Augusta University employees will have the chance to use the upcoming replacement to PAWS, the intranet site currently used by both university and health system employees.
The platform that manages the current intranet, SharePoint, will no longer have support available for their underlying technologies. It was already an outdated system, so it became necessary to make a change before other limitations started to appear.
Migrating intranet data to the OUCampus platform, the same content management system used for the university’s external webpages, will ultimately provide more stability, flexibility and better long-term support with development options.
The move to OUCampus is anticipated to be an easy shift, but users will have the opportunity to offer opinions, questions and concerns during the general feedback period lasting throughout the month of March. After the general feedback period ends, there will be designated feedback processes for different areas of the enterprise.
Take some time to look over the new intranet and offer your feedback before the April 1 launch.
The PAWS home page will look the same for a while, but over time links will start to take users to the new OUCampus replacement pages. The new homepage will become official by Oct. 1, when the decommissioning of PAWS will begin.
While the move between platforms will take some time, all of the data is expected to finish migrating to OUCampus by the end of the year, with the site continuing to evolve over time. The goal is to replace the current PAWS with a more user-friendly intranet that will eventually allow for a more customizable, individual experience.
Due to the amount of data that will need to be migrated from SharePoint to OUCampus, this will be an ongoing process. Regular updates will be communicated to the university community, so make sure to look for updates in the coming months.