The CSODBB student solution uses a "SAS2IDM" branded instance of the SQL Connector (IdB 3.*) to present consolidated student records to FIM in a read-only manner. The data is a consolidated SQL 2008 database managed by a custom "SAS2IDM" application which merges data replicated from 43 schools in the Diocese, which I believe was written for CSODBB by a 3rd party consultant .
I would like to earmark the SAS2IDM application for replacement by a new style of connector designed to connect to each of the 43 school instances directly, allowing consolidation to a single adapter in a "like-for-like" swap out initially, but ultimately to allow write-back to the SAS application (if there's a business case for this). Before we can propose such a model, a feasibility assessment would need to be commissioned either by CSODBB, or by UNIFY as a pre-sales idea.
If you're happy for this to proceed simply to the point of an initial assessment, I have already broached this idea with Shane previously and now with Tony Sheehy. I would like to get this into the sales pipeline for CSODBB down the track, as the value proposition would be in terms of reduced maintenance overhead and superior solution performance. The estimate is therefore just to cover an initial feasibility assessment by someone in the UNIFY PG.
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