OU develops skills planning system

September 2003
IT Training;Sep2003, p10
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The Open University (OU) has developed in-house an integrated personnel system, called the People Information System (PIMS), to record all staff training activity and personal development. A Pathlore LMS, which was provided by John Matchett, links into PIMS providing each of the university's 4,500 staff with an individual training record. It means that staff and line managers are able to access PIMS directly. The OU already uses Registrar, John Matchett's staff-development system, in a couple of departments. A project team comprised of university staff and consultants from John Matchett planned the technical implementation, training schedule and communication strategy. The OU expects to complete the rollout of PIMS by the end of the year.


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