Team # 517 -- SOAR (Search Online and Register) - a product of the O&CE Information & Technology Task Force (ICTTF)
University Outreach (Continuing and Distance Education)
- Outreach and Cooperative Extension Information and Technology Task Force, Sponsor
- Ken Borthwick, Member
- Jeff Luck, Member
- Sherry Tirko, Member
- Donna Yorukoglu, Member
Results Achieved to Date
- Challenge:To provide a user-friendly way to search for O&CE products and purchase them across all O&CE websites with minimal impact to the unit websites (WPSX, WPSU, Distance Education/World Campus, Conferences & Institutes, Continuing Education, etc.). The unit sites are individually designed and maintained.
Methodology: Starting in 2001, the SOAR Project Team begin creating a meta-layer to be applied to each unit website. This meta-layer provides consistent functionality across all unit websites and allows the customer to find and cross-purchase from the individual unit sites via a common ecommerce interface.
Innovation: The SOAR project represents an approach that empowers individual units to design their websites in support of their individual business goals and processes while cross-selling products and unifying the purchase process to an organizational and institutional standard. The ecommerce portion is designed to leverage the University's ecommerce solution.
Impact: SOAR is currently in development. The "search" function is to be released this summer and the "purchase" function will be released by the end of CY 2002.
Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment
The Pennsylvania State University
502 Rider Building
University Park, PA 16802-4819
Phone: (814) 863-8721
Fax: (814) 863-7031
Copyright 2006-2014 The Pennsylvania State University
Questions regarding web issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org