Project Scope

Broadly, the Enterprise Project’s scope includes transformational work in several operational areas at Ohio State: finance, supply chain management, human resources, payroll, student services, and business intelligence and analytics.

More specifically, the project encompasses a suite of individual initiatives that will improve the way Ohio State does business. These initiatives will collectively elevate the Ohio State experience through exceptional service and modern technology:

Tableau Server – October, 2018

Tableau Server is a reporting tool that supports shared data visualizations and analyses throughout the institution, emphasizing accuracy and transparency as hallmarks of Ohio State's approach to data management. Tableau Server is available to all campus faculty and staff; however, only select medical center employees with special permission may leverage this tool given the sensitivity of patient data.

Now that the Enterprise Project has successfully launched Tableau Server, please contact colleagues in the Office of the Chief Information Officer at CIO-TableauAdmin@osu.edu for ongoing assistance.

e-Builder – June, 2019

An industry standard for construction project management software, e-Builder will replace the university’s current NetLink system. Additional e-Builder integrations will occur in conjunction with the first release of Workday in July, 2020. This system implementation impacts Ohio State’s construction project managers.

Reporting and Analytics Environment (RAE) – July, 2019

The Reporting and Analytics Environment is both a place to source and store data. It will provide an environment for data analysts interested in creating reports and performing analytics with cross-functional datasets. The RAE will house historical data, as well as data from other systems that will not be converted to Workday.

e-commerce platform – August, 2019

​The e-commerce platform will allow all customers and vendors to make online payments through a single, university-wide electronic payment system. It will also provide website templates and an integrated payment gateway for revenue-generating activities across various units.

HR Service Delivery – January, 2020

Establishing a more efficient and effective HR service delivery model will help ensure high-quality, consistent support for faculty, staff and students. The new HR operating model will champion consistent HR roles, responsibilities and services. Additionally, HR professionals will leverage the ServiceNow case management system, an online self-service portal, for collecting and logging support requests.

Digital Home – January, 2020

Digital Home will create a personalized user experience by pulling relevant information into an individual “homepage” for faculty, staff and students. The Digital Home initiative will provide a single entry point for users searching for information spanning multiple systems. The first release of Digital Home will be for faculty and staff, with a second release in July, 2021 geared toward students.

Salesforce – January, 2020

A student relationship management system will support coordinated and tailored engagement with potential students, as well as track specific touchpoints with current students. The initial launch encompasses Graduate and Professional Admissions, Undergraduate Admissions and Buckeye Link. A later release will extend functionality to additional areas in the Office of Student Academic Success.

Workday – July, 2020

Workday is a configurable, cloud-based system that will serve as Ohio State’s core system for finance, supply chain, human resources, payroll and student information. A single, shared system for these operations will provide a clearer picture of university business to champion strategic decision-making. The Workday implementation will take place through five releases, with the first release in July, 2020.

Future enterprise systems support team – July, 2020

Defining the future support organization is paramount to enabling Ohio State to fully leverage and successfully manage the technologies implemented by the Enterprise Project. The Future Enterprise Support Team will determine how to best maintain Ohio State’s enterprise-wide solutions, including technical operations, training and communications, vendor relationship management and governance.

e-marketplace platform – July, 2020

This platform will support a comprehensive online shopping experience for the entire university community to procure goods and services. A notable effort in relation to supply chain management, this platform will be powered by GHX and accessed through Workday.