A Web CMS You Can Trust

OU Campus™ saves you time and gives you peace of mind knowing your data is always secure. Its speed and scalability allow your website to grow as your institutional needs change.

With a heavy workload and time constraints, web server and software maintenance can be burdensome. And when you tack on endless internal support requests and software performance issues, you've got your hands full. The last thing you want to worry about is website downtime—or even worse, a security breach or cyberattack.

OU Campus logoYou need a web content management system (CMS) that is not only secure and reliable, but one that has the speed and flexibility to meet the demands of your end users. Our OU Campus CMS allows for growth and change over the long haul with its standards-based approach and scalable architecture.

Speed, Reliability, Scalability

OU Campus is designed for high performance throughput following modern Model-View-Controller (MVC) design patterns. Prepared statements and stored procedures used throughout the design enable extraordinary end-user speed and responsiveness for the most commonly accessed functions. And AJAX is used to provide a responsive user interface and eliminate the time typically required to reload lists and commonly used data. OU Campus' modular design handles hundreds of sites, thousands of users, and millions of pages.

Efficiency through a Robust Architecture

Unlike other systems that rely on a proprietary database schema to store page content, OU Campus leverages the speed, efficiency, and openness of XML on the server's native file storage to provide a swift and robust experience. This architecture also results in unlimited scopes, the elimination of deadlocks, and a dramatic reduction in lock contention. OmniUpdate pioneered this engineering practice in OU Campus at the turn of the century, and it has become the standard for today's most successful large-scale enterprise systems.

Databases are great for storing large volumes of small blocks of data; however, there is typically a performance overhead when using a database to store large blocks of data. That is why OU Campus uses its database only where appropriate to store information that it needs to know about your content (e.g., permissions, tags, and other settings). OU Campus can use MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, or PostgreSQL database systems. And it runs on a separate staging server, so content is published to the live web server on demand. This architecture ensures your website is never throttled by the web CMS application or process. Both static and dynamic pages can be published this way.

Deployment Options

With nearly two decades of software-as-a-service (SaaS) development under our belts, we've paved the way for cloud computing. OU Campus was the first cloud-based CMS in higher education. More than 85% of our customers are reaping the benefits of our SaaS offering.  With OU Campus in the cloud, you reclaim virtual machine resources as well as systems administration hours by eliminating the package and dependency chase. It requires zero application provisioning time and updates are made automatically by us.

You also have the option to self-host the software on your own servers. OU Campus runs on any major server and publishes to any web server via FTP/SFTP. Plus, it supports all major operating systems and supports all major server-side languages. Either way, you get the same great web CMS with all the support you need to be successful.

Systems Integration

Through its powerful extensibility and REST-style APIs, you can seamlessly integrate OU Campus with other campus systems such as student information systems, portals, and student recruitment systems. OU Campus interoperates perfectly with dynamic content that may require access to existing database systems. Server-side executed SQL calls to Oracle, MySQL, and other databases are allowed on any web page asset.

OU Campus allows integration with any third-party web service or administrative system that supports an open XML (or similar) data exchange protocol. For instance, OU Campus can be used to publish and maintain online course catalogs displaying dynamic data from products such as CurricUNET, PeopleSoft, and Ellucian's Colleague® and Banner®.

Security and Reporting

With OU Campus, you can authenticate against LDAP or Active Directory, or integrate with single sign-on services like CAS and Shibboleth. The system provides automatic system locks for failed login attempts, as well as access tracking and reporting by user IP address.

After several unsuccessful CMS implementation attempts, we finally got it right with OU Campus. We gained speed and performance, while reducing costs and man-hours.

Nathan Gerber, Director - Web Development Services
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Ensure Security, Reliability, and Uptime with OU Campus

  • Handle hundreds of sites, thousands of users, and millions of pages with a modular design.
  • Leverage the speed, efficiency, and openness of XML on the server's native file storage.
  • Benefit from unlimited scopes, elimination of deadlocks, and dramatic reduction in lock contention.
  • Reclaim virtual machine resources as well as systems administration hours with OU Campus SaaS.
  • Seamlessly integrate OU Campus with other campus systems such as student information systems.
  • Authenticate against LDAP or Active Directory, or integrate with single sign-on services

Ready to learn more?

Now that you have a sense of how OU Campus will give you the reliability and flexibility you need while ensuring your data is secure, check out the options below to dig deeper into how you and your team will benefit from OU Campus. Ready to see our CMS in action? Take the next step and request a demo.

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