The Intranet Upgrade is an ongoing effort to provide KCTCS employees with premier tools for collaboration, communication, and content management.

  • Initially centered on Human Resources content and PeopleSoft self-service functionality
  • Includes enhancements to enterprise search and internal communication platforms
  • Major additional upgrades and functionality on the horizon

Collaboration is central to the Intranet Vision

The Intranet Upgrade Vision

“A personally engaging system providing timely, relevant information and practical resources specific to your needs as a KCTCS employee.”

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1. The Intranet Upgrade means better HR Self-Service

Self-Service is getting a major overhaul

Better HR Self-Service means...

  • Beginning October 1, you can access PeopleSoft HR self-service via the Intranet at https://employees.kctcs.edu
  • You are seamlessly and securely logged in to the Intranet and PeopleSoft (as well as the Point)
  • HR content is up-to-date, rewritten and brings together FAQs, forms and other materials alongside PeopleSoft information
  • HR content is tailored to your specific benefit program
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So what does it all look like?

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2. The Intranet Upgrade enhances internal communications

All your KCTCS/local news is in one location

Enhanced internal communications means...

  • Today's News gets more graphics and additional features
  • Your local news, Transformation TV and KCTCS/college headlines are all in one spot
  • A sleeker, more integrated internal news platform with further enhancements planned
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3. The Intranet Upgrade makes content more findable

Utilizing leading edge SharePoint 2013 search capabilities, KCTCS content – whether within the Point, on the public web site, or in one of myriad other systems and locations – is quickly and securely findable.

Search the Intranet. Search for people. Search the web. All from the Intranet or search.kctcs.edu.

All your KCTCS/local news in one location

Enhanced search means...

  • You access Search via the upgraded Intranet interface at https://employees.kctcs.edu or via the dedicated Search site https://search.kctcs.edu
  • Initially, Search brings together content from the Intranet, the Point and public web sites. In future, file shares and external systems will be brought within the enterprise search umbrella
  • Advanced search options and refiners make finding specific items more efficient than ever before
  • Search is secure: employees see only the results they are able to access.
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4. The KCTCS Intranet provides colleges with enhanced, local internal communications tools

Local events and announcements have a home on the Intranet

Enhanced, local internal communications means...

  • College calendars keep you up-to-date with events that matter
  • The Intranet knows where you work and gives you announcements and content relevant to you
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5. The KCTCS Intranet makes things personal!

Personal greeting, personalized content

Personal means...

  • The Intranet incorporates your personal PeopleSoft information
  • The Intranet knows where you work and gives you announcements and content relevant to you
  • You only see HR information relevant to your benefits program (unless you choose otherwise)

  • Worked with Intranet at several other employers and was surprised not to see KCTCS not to have it when I was hired. Good to see KCTCS coming of age!9:55 AM on 09/26
  • It is hard to see the exact vision, but it sounds like it will eventually allow us to do a lot. Cautiously optimistic...
    at 8:51 AM on 09/26
  • The search feature can be an employee directory? Awesome!!1:19 PM on 09/25
  • A new environment makes all the difference in the world!1:16 PM on 09/25
  • We should always be trying to upgrade our technology, and this is a weclome addition. Connecting all the systems together will be great. Can't wait to see it!3:35 PM on 09/17
  • One stop shop! I like what I see so far!Coni
    at 12:12 PM on 09/11
  • Wow! Looks terrific! I can't wait to be able to use this new employee resource. It's appears to be what's been lacking.11:02 AM on 09/11
  • I am really looking forward to this upgrade. I think it will truly enhance our communication both locally and system-wide.10:29 AM on 09/11
  • College calendars look like a big win10:20 AM on 09/09
  • The personalization aspects are cool9:13 AM on 09/09
  • Search!9:10 AM on 09/09
  • Worked with Intranet at several other employers and was surprised not to see KCTCS not to have it when I was hired. Good to see KCTCS coming of age!9:55 AM on 09/26
  • It is hard to see the exact vision, but it sounds like it will eventually allow us to do a lot. Cautiously optimistic...
    at 8:51 AM on 09/26
  • The search feature can be an employee directory? Awesome!!1:19 PM on 09/25
  • A new environment makes all the difference in the world!1:16 PM on 09/25
  • We should always be trying to upgrade our technology, and this is a weclome addition. Connecting all the systems together will be great. Can't wait to see it!3:35 PM on 09/17
  • One stop shop! I like what I see so far!Coni
    at 12:12 PM on 09/11
  • Wow! Looks terrific! I can't wait to be able to use this new employee resource. It's appears to be what's been lacking.11:02 AM on 09/11
  • I am really looking forward to this upgrade. I think it will truly enhance our communication both locally and system-wide.10:29 AM on 09/11
  • College calendars look like a big win10:20 AM on 09/09
  • The personalization aspects are cool9:13 AM on 09/09
  • Search!9:10 AM on 09/09

1. Collaboration

Let's work together more efficiently - and share the results. With Office 365 on the way, team sites are about to get a huge upgrade too.

  • Coming soon... Office 365 team sites with social features such as sharing, tagging, following
  • Huge (50GB per person) storage and powerful tagging for your teams' documents
  • Collaborate, then publish information to the people that need it.

2. Business Process

The KCTCS Intranet Upgrade provides an unprecedented opportunity to standardize, streamline and even automate our processes.

  • Migration of existing online processes
  • Opportunities to streamline and standardize
  • Receive and analyze form data directly within your team site
  • Dashboards, task tracking and more

3. Communication

Today's News is just the beginning. The KCTCS Intranet Upgrade puts in place the infrastructure for world class communication - internal and external.

  • Today's News is upgraded
  • Personalization and targeting of announcements and events gets you the information that matters

4. Content Management

Harnessing the power of Sharepoint 2013, KCTCS Search makes our content findable.

  • Search everything from one place
  • Smart rankings use tags, popularity and other signals to deliver meaningful results - fast
  • Harnessing the power of content types, find the exact information/document you need

5. Point Solutions

The KCTCS Intranet Upgrade offers huge flexibilty to create one-off solutions that enhance efficiency and innovation.

  • With Office 365, spin up custom sites and collaboration spaces in no time
  • New opportunities for rapid development of one-off and custom features to meet business needs

6. Systems Integration

All of our content and functionality secure, in one place - and the best part? No need to keep typing passwords. Employee HR Self Service is just phase I.

 

  • No need to sign in separately to the Intranet, PeopleSoft and the Point
  • Content and resources from various locations are brought together seamlessly
  • Further, tighter integrations to follow

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