A biweekly digest of news related to the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program | March 27, 2014
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Sneak Peek: Introducing the New Reporting Center

The Reporting and Data Management work stream released a "sneak peek" video introducing the new Reporting Center. This short video highlights key features and explains how University faculty and staff will use this new location in the new myU portal to access reports from UM Reports, UM Analytics, and PeopleSoft. Please take a couple of minutes to watch the video and share it with colleagues.

What's Changing?

First Look: HRMS begins high-level training with unit and OHR staff

“It’s finally here!” said Lori Lamb, director of OHR Operations. “We’re really doing this -- I’m so excited!”

Lamb sat along the back wall of a packed room on the first floor of WBOB -- the space reserved for HRMS Business Process Owners -- last Thursday afternoon and surveyed a bustling room full of HR and Finance staff anxious for a first look at new HRMS business processes and functions. The gathering was the first of four ESUP HRMS Processes & Functions training sessions scheduled for unit HR and Finance leaders, and the first formal training sessions of the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program (ESUP). Read more...

News

Morris Campus Develops ESUP Leadership Team

At the end of 2013, ESUP team members from the Twin Cities headed west for the University of Minnesota, Morris campus. Driving through snow and blizzard-like conditions, the team made it (albeit, slightly late) for a day of ESUP discussions.

Once there, the ESUP team was formally introduced to the Morris ESUP Leadership Team, a committee selected by campus Chancellor Jacqueline Johnson. Led by Vice Chancellor of Finance and Facilities Lowell Rasmussen and Human Resources Director Sarah Mattson, the leadership team is comprised of Jill Beauregard, Clare Dingley, Jim Hall, Nancy Helsper, Bryan Herrmann, Lori Kurpiers, Colleen Miller, and Mike Vandenberg, with Jenny Quam providing administrative support to the team. Read more...
 

Teaming Up with ESUP - Finance Work Stream

According to Gina Danyluk, an Academic Health Center cluster director and ESUP Finance Functional Steering Committee member, an effective team is one that, "has a common goal with well-defined expectations of team members and an organized approach to achieving the goal.” Gina’s co-lead on the Expenses Workgroup for Finance is Lisa Luhman Bass, a business analyst on the Module Support Team. Lisa described an effective team as one where, “it's important to listen to everyone's point of view and to be respectful. As a member of a team no one person is greater than the others.” 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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