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!
Many improvements related to grants management and administration will occur as Ohio State moves to Workday next summer. Faculty and some staff, along with colleagues in the Office of Research, all will use Workday to manage grants. One of the key features will be a new Principle Investigator (PI) Portal accessed via Workday.
The Change Network came together for an in-person meeting earlier this month to cover the Enterprise Project's key activities. Mike Anderson and Natalie Sisto Means, the Enterprise Project directors, kicked off the meeting by welcoming the group and discussing the project's overall status.
Ohio State's current administrative processes and systems can only provide reports through the manual updating of multiple and disparate data sources. With the implementaion of Workday, reports will provide information in real-time, resulting in more reliable data.
Enterprise Project Change Coordinators and Ambassadors for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) have been spreading awareness about Workday at the college level. During a recent staff appreciation luncheon, the CFAES Change Coordinators took an opportunity to share information about the Enterprise Project and Workday.
Feedback Friday articles address questions received through the Enterprise Project mailbox, meetings, contact form and surveys. Answers to the incoming questions and comments are provided by project team subject matter experts. Your questions and comments may be submitted though the Contact page .
Ohio State is building a Reporting and Analytics Environment (RAE) to complement Workday’s data analytics and reporting capabilities. A “soft launch” of the RAE will take place soon, which entails loading a few initial datasets and beginning to pilot governance and access processes.
Ohio State will begin testing the Workday system and revitalized business processes beginning in August, 2019. Testing activities will validate the Workday configurations and related processes to ensure the university’s business needs are met.
"A Day in the Life" shines a light on featured project team members to showcase the range of activities taking place. Tammy Ament is a Functional Lead for the Enterprise Project’s Workday HCM (Human Capital Management) team, leading the Recruit-to-Hire transformation.