Jasper proving good fit for uni

Waikato University says the implementation of its homegrown student administration system, Jasper, is proceeding to plan.

Waikato University says the implementation of its homegrown student administration system, Jasper, is proceeding to plan.

The university is working with Christchurch-based Jasper developer Jade Software to add university functionality to the system, which was originally written for Christchurch Polytechnic.

The added functionality is to cope with the university’s entry requirements and higher degree processing, says project manager Coralie Gibbison. Bringing the software up to university level involves changes to the system’s rules engine.

“We’re pleased with confirmation of Jasper’s fit for our needs, which has been proved by the work so far,” Gibbison says.

The university is aiming for a go-live date of September, to enable all 2003 enrolments to be processed by the system.

Implementation of Jasper, which replaces the Waikato-developed SEARS system, is costing a seven-figure sum, the university says.

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