Due to the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak on the university community, Ohio State leaders have extended the summer 2020 Workday implementation by six months. Enterprise Project leaders are revising plans to accommodate new implementation dates in December 2020 and January 2021.
Efforts related to Ohio State’s Enterprise Project, including streamlining human resources and financial systems and processes, were named as some of the university’s largest opportunities to reduce administrative costs in a recently released state performance audit.
The Enterprise Project’s Executive Sponsors have identified additional opportunities to transform how we do business. Effective June 2018, the Enterprise Project scope has been expanded to include new initiatives that will maximize the university’s effort to advance operational excellence and resource stewardship.
The Executive Sponsors announced the decision to extend the project timeline by one year. This was a deliberate and strategic decision about doing what is right for Ohio State to advance the operational excellence goals of the Time and Change strategic plan .
Feedback Friday posts address questions received through the Enterprise Project mailbox, contact form and surveys. Answers to the incoming questions and comments are provided by project team subject matter experts. Questions discussed in this post include how the Wexner Medical Center is involved and engaged in the project and how preparedness will be measured.
Please be sure to attend tomorrow’s Architect Phase Community Forum. The forum is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, at the Fawcett Center’s Conference Theater. Enterprise Project Executive Sponsors Provost Bruce McPheron, Chief Financial Officer Geoff Chatas and Senior Vice President for Talent, Culture and Human Resources Susan McGarry Basso will outline the goals of the project’s Architect phase. In addition, project leadership will share highlights that reflect progress to date.
The Enterprise Project’s Architect Phase will align strategic direction, system requirements and business process designs. The Architect Phase will last from August 2017 to February 2018 for Finance, HR and Payroll processes, and to December 2018 for Student processes.
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees and President Michael V. Drake recently announced the Time and Change Strategic Plan, which establishes a laser-focused vision for the university’s future. The Enterprise Project, our business process transformation initiative to modernize university systems and increase efficiencies, is highlighted in the Time and Change Strategic Plan as part of the Operational Excellence and Resource Stewardship pillar.
I thank President Drake and the Board of Trustees for recognizing the immense opportunity provided by the Enterprise Project. By implementing Workday and other enterprise technologies, as well as streamlining business processes, Ohio State will meet...
Provost Bruce McPheron , Chief Financial Officer Geoff Chatas and several university vice presidents engaged an audience of over 500 attendees during the March 23 Enterprise Project kickoff and explained their project vision in detail. The full article contains a link to a video clip of the session.
As announced by Provost McPheron and CFO Geoff Chatas this morning ( read the full announcement on the OAA site ), we are moving forward with implementing Workday for Finance, HR and Student. Unlike past implementations and upgrades, we will be working to implement Workday for Finance and HR simultaneously with a Student system move to Workday following quickly behind. This direction reduces the overall cost and complexity of the move, but does start us on a path that we, as an IT organization, have not taken before.
This is an exciting opportunity that will continue our heritage...