This year, the Enterprise Project made note-worthy achievements in bringing exceptional service and modern technology to Ohio State. Advancing the foundational goal of operational excellence, here are just a few of the project accomplishments from 2019!
Compass will help create a better employee experience by helping the university and medical center community navigate the many paths at Ohio State. (Compass will not replace the medical center’s OneSource.) Compass will launch in January 2020 for faculty and staff, and will be released for students in 2021.
The implementation of Workday means there will be a new system for managing your employee information and the university’s institutional data. Beginning next summer, faculty and staff will use Workday to view pay, select benefits and make purchases, just to name a few examples.
Members of Ohio State’s campus and medical center communities participated in a grants conference to learn more about grants in Workday. The event accommodated more than 400 faculty and staff members throughout the day who came to learn about the benefits of Workday’s grants management capabilities.
On Thursday, October 31, President Michael V. Drake sent an email to all faculty and staff regarding Workday. President Drake also acknowledged how the shift to Workday will advance Ohio State’s operational excellence and resource stewardship goals.
Many improvements related to the buying experience will occur as Ohio State moves to Workday next summer. These changes will impact Ohio State employees involved in purchasing, as well as the infrastructure needed to get goods and services to them.
On October 8, the Executive Sponsors hosted the Enterprise Project Fall Forum for the Ohio State community. More than 800 faculty and staff attended or livestreamed the event, which provided project timeline and status updates, Workday demonstrations and training details.
The Enterprise Project’s Testing phase will validate that Workday, along with other changes, will meet the needs of the Ohio State community. Earlier this month, individuals involved in testing started the "end-to-end testing" portion of this phase. End-to-end testing reviews a process from start to finish.
Ohio State recently announced a pause of our Workday Student implementation efforts to evaluate next steps, now knowing that the product will not be ready on our timeline. We appreciate the time that stakeholders, team members and leaders have put in to determining the best path forward, and we are pleased to provide you with an update.
Dave Kieffer, Associate Vice President of Administrative Systems and IT/BAR Business Advocate for the Enterprise Project, will be retiring from Ohio State on Monday, September 30th. His leadership and dedication to Ohio State over the past 30 years have left a tremendous footprint on the university. Thank you, Dave, for all your support of Ohio State and the Enterprise Project!