Shared Platform & Development Services (SPDS)

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We provide Collaboration, Business Intelligence and Development services to other IT units and to the different business units of McGill.

  • Collaboration Solutions - Manages services related to content management and collaboration, such as McGill's Enterprise Content Management System (Documentum, Webtop, D2, Office365 collaboration applications). This service will soon be transferred under the Shared Platform & Development Services (SPDS) unit once it is officially formed. In the interim, it will remain within the Network and Communications Services unit.
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics - The Business Intelligence and Analytics team is delivering decisional and operational systems leveraging the BI & Analytic Services to support Business Units. It is responsible to promote the BI & Analytic Services to foster the adoption and usage of BI at McGill University. This service will soon be transferred under the Shared Platform & Development Services (SPDS) unit once it is officially formed. In the interim, it will remain within the Application Services for Academic, Students & Research (AS-ASR) unit.
  • Application Development and Integration - Develops, maintains and supports a range of applications and integration points for Business Units; promotes development best practices & technologies across teams​. This service will soon be transferred under the Shared Platform & Development Services (SPDS) unit once it is officially formed. In the interim, it will remain within the Application Services for Academic, Students & Research (AS-ASR) unit.