A biweekly digest of news related to the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program | February 27, 2014
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ESUP Establishes Go Live Period

Executives identify February 2015 as the optimal time to launch the University’s new enterprise systems

The Executive Oversight Committee (EOC) has been actively involved with the management and oversight of the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program (ESUP) and is proud of the work done to date. At a recent planning retreat, the committee identified scope and quality as their key priorities and asked for scenarios that maximized time for quality code development and testing while fitting into the University’s business cycles. Read more...

What's Changing?

Sneak Peek: New Importance of Position Data

The HRMS work stream has released its latest “sneak peek” video, The Power of Position Management. This short video explains the new importance of Position data in the new HRMS system and the ways in which integrated Position data streamlines business processes from recruiting through workforce management. Read more...

Work Streams team up to improve the student refunds process

Collaboration between work streams has made certain that in the future, the University will spend less time and money maintaining PeopleSoft while still offering the same high level of service to students. The Student and Finance ESUP work streams have been cooperating to ensure that the University can retire several costly modifications to the Student Refunds process. Read more...


ESUP thanks its unsung heroes

Last month ESUP hosted a recognition event for its staff to thank them for their effort to make the program a success. One of the highlights of the event was the acknowledgement of ESUP’s “Unsung Heroes.” ESUP employees nominated their co-workers who go above and beyond. Read more...

ESUP Q&A with Integration Directors

Answers to help campus and collegiate units integrate their local applications with centralized systems 

Change is a common theme for the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program (ESUP). Some changes will take place centrally and ripple across the University. This may be true for University units with applications or systems that pull data from the three centralized systems, Finance, HRMS, and Student, to meet their needs.

Connecting with these units is the job of the ESUP Integration team. We asked Tim Gagner and Bill Collings, ESUP Integration project directors, a few questions about the integration part of the Program and how they are working with local University units to help them make use of the upgraded enterprise data.

Q: What is the Integration Team responsible for with ESUP?
A: Our main focus is on the system campuses, University units, colleges, and departments with applications or systems outside of the Finance, HRMS, and Student systems that use PeopleSoft (PS) data including real-time and nightly copies of the data, the Data Warehouse, and PS production environments. Read more...

Tell us what you think! Or invite us for a visit.

Questions for a work stream? Something on your mind? Wondering how the upgrade will affect you? Suggestions for a Q&A? Want us to come visit your office, department or center and chat with you about ESUP? Shoot us an email at esup@umn.edu.

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