CACI knows how OSIRIS works better than anyone. We make sure OSIRIS continues to run effectively so institutions can focus on their core activities.
We are experts in the solutions we offer and have extensive experience; this allows us to implement all relevant best practices.
To limit failures and respond to potential problems as quickly as possible, we have developed a management method that allows us to continuously monitor the implemented architecture.
CACI makes sure new releases and patches are installed on time, which means institutions are always up-to-date (naturally, this takes place after consultation).
OSIRIS in SaaS means you will not encounter unexpected costs.
You only have to remember a single number; CACI will be your only point of contact for all technical issues relating to OSIRIS.
Our ISO 27001 certification means you are guaranteed a secure environment.
OSIRIS Link is reliable because of the used technology and how this technology is implemented by CACI. OSIRIS Link is secure, robust, scalable and ready for the future.
OSIRIS Link runs on the Redhat Openshift platform: a modern platform based on container technology. This technology makes OSIRIS Link robust (if a container falls over, it will be automatically replaced by new container) and scalable (automatically place or remove containers whenever necessary). Third-party resources can also be implemented to cope with peak moments (e.g. Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure). OSIRIS Link is also multi-tenant (containers are shared by institutions) and new versions of the software (e.g. a new version of a system interface) are rolled out automatically.
CACI is ISO 27001 and ISAE 3402 certified, which means a comprehensive approach to security and privacy is adopted within organisations.
Technical security has been an integral part of OSIRIS Link ever since it was designed. OSIRIS Link is compatible with your authentication systems, federated authentication systems like SURFconext or systems based on the broadly accepted SAML protocol. Authorised access is guaranteed because all communication with OSIRIS takes place via OSIRIS Link.
We are not bound to the OSIRIS release calendar when it comes to developing interfaces. Interfaces can be developed quickly using the comprehensive library of OSIRIS services, and can be made available via Link.
Interfaces are developed in an ‘agile’ manner; new and immediately testable versions are made available via short sprints.
JBoss Fuse, which is an Enterprise Service Bus that is part of the Redhat Openshift platform, is used to effectively connect the systems. This is where transformations and data routing takes place, and where authorised access to OSIRIS is safeguarded. OSIRIS Link uses JBoss Fuse to support more than 150 protocols, including SOAP/XML, REST/JSON, JDBC, file, FTP/SFTP and HTTP/HTTPS. Besides web services, OSIRIS Link also supports file-based services. In this case, services can be ‘on-demand’, ‘event-based’ or ‘scheduled’.
You probably already have a service bus within your application landscape. OSIRIS Link can be used to easily connect to your current service bus. On the one hand, via the API (web services) provided by OSIRIS Link. On the other hand, using interfaces to branch off towards your service bus (during system integration).
OSIRIS Link offers a web services-based API to integrate your Portal and Apps. Wherever possible, this API will be based on standards. Besides standard services, tailor-made services can also be realised.
CACI uses the above mentioned API to offer the OSIRIS Student App and OSIRIS Mobile Services on the portal of the institution. For instance, this is essential during complex functions like registering for courses or exams, or when displaying a study progress overview. CACI will modify the OSIRIS Student App to suit your corporate style and will also maintain it. OSIRIS Mobile Services can then be used to inform students about new information like exam results via the institution's portal. Students can then use the institution's portal (deep linking) to check out the exact details of results in OSIRIS Student.
Naturally, besides OSIRIS, other sources will also be connected to OSIRIS Link. For example, it is easy for you to display timetable information (stored in the Syllabus) in the OSIRIS Student App.
For many years, the OSIRIS community has been proving that a successful product can be created if functionality is developed together. The introduction of OSIRIS Link will now allow this collaboration-based approach to be expanded even further.
As a source system for student and course-related data, OSIRIS has many interfaces with other systems. This includes your IMS (Identity Management System), LMS (Learning Management System), financial system and planning and timetabling system. Some of your systems probably run in SaaS while others run on your own hardware (on-premise).
Some of your interfaces will be standard (used by several institutions) while others will be tailor-made (you are the only user). Many interfaces are still tailor-made. Standardisation is currently in its infancy. OSIRIS Link supports both standard and tailor-made interfaces. But more importantly: OSIRIS Link is a platform with ‘Best Practices’ from various other institutions and features tailor-made interfaces that will slowly evolve into standard solutions.
The PlanApp is an application that allows existing as well as potential students to learn about the various subjects (programmes) and eventually decide how to fill their curriculum. The PlanApp is a one-stop-shop that combines subject/programme-related information with planning possibilities. The planning possibilities feature information about the year, quartile and the time slot when subjects are taught. This means students can learn more about subjects and pick & choose when making programmes for their studies.
The PlanApp is not only useful to students, but also offers employees, like study advisers, the opportunity to ‘see what's going on’. After all, this group also wants to do the same things as students.
The unique thing about the PlanApp is that it allows students to compile a coherent programme of subjects at an early stage. In addition, they can immediately see if the selected programme of subjects can actually be scheduled or if the study path they want can actually be realised in practice. The PlanApp is perfectly compatible with the teaching vision of the TU/e. It is aimed at allowing students to select a programme of subjects which brings them a step closer to following their ideal career once they graduate.
Input for OSIRIS Analytics is supplied from the OSIRIS production database, and if necessary from sources like DUO and Studiekeuze123. A historical dimension has been added to the input for OSIRIS Analytics and this dimension is essential when creating analyses. OSIRIS Analytics allows you to travel in time, request information about a specific reference date, or view developments over a longer period of time. Besides adding the 'history’ feature, the data model in OSIRIS Analytics has been simplified ('denormalised') so it becomes easier to create reports with OSIRIS Analytics. Supplying information from the OSIRIS production database to OSIRIS Analytics is a complex process and requires extensive knowledge about OSIRIS. CACI guarantees the reliability of data and makes sure it continues to be compatible (the 'ETL process') with new versions of OSIRIS.
OSIRIS Analytics supports the process of modelling business logic (customer-specific definition of KPI's), visualising reporting data and generating dashboards. OSIRIS Analytics also helps to secure all data. This means it is possible to make Analytics available to all OSIRIS users. Security (authorisation) is essential in this case considering the increasing importance of privacy (AVG, General Data Protection Regulation).
OSIRIS Analytics is available as a service and is being added to the existing Service Level Agreement (SLA) between your institution and CACI. This will help to ensure continuity as well as a high level of availability, security and compatibility with new releases of OSIRIS.
OSIRIS Analytics gives you solid foundation for realising reliable management information. Reliable management information which, thanks to the OSIRIS authorisation structure, is easily made available de-centrally. In short: OSIRIS Analytics allows you to focus on analysing and managing education. OSIRIS Analytics is also able to optionally supply input for your data warehouse.
OSIRIS Analytics is synonymous with fast results. Our consultants can help you reach impressive results quickly. To do that, we use an agile approach.
Agile working involves working intensively and specifically on dashboards/reports in short periods of time (sprints). OSIRIS Analytics is extremely suitable for this agile approach. Data is ready to use in an appropriate format and can be modelled and presented in close collaboration with your institution. This involves adding institution-specific business rules to OSIRIS Analytics.
The agile development method divides projects into smaller parts, with each report/dashboard being individually developed in short sprints. Handover takes place after each sprint, so users can start testing immediately. Received feedback can then be taken into account during the next sprint. This agile method is tried and tested, and is effective because it encourages specific and intensive collaboration.