A biweekly digest of news related to the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program | May 8, 2014
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Data cleanup efforts critical to HRMS success

The HRMS Upgrade Project is much more than just a technical upgrade from PeopleSoft version 8.9 to 9.2. In addition to significant new functionality and redesigned business processes, the project includes a major simplification of the appointment structure and a new reliance on Position data to drive other essential business processes.

“This is a big deal,” said HRMS project manager Kris Hause when the new appointment structure was unveiled last fall. “This new approach to appointment data lays the foundation for a number of other important changes to our system and business processes, which will simplify and streamline the way we work and improve data quality and consistency.” Read more...

What's Changing?

Student grading process to improve

When ESUP goes live in spring 2015, the University will begin utilizing a new process to assign grades. The new process is simple, intuitive and should make the grading process easier for all involved, but it is a significant change. Read more...

Sneak Peek: Financial WorkCenters

The Finance work stream recently released a sneak peek on Financial WorkCenters. The video explains how the University's financial community will use the new Financial WorkCenter functionality coming with ESUP. If you haven't yet seen this sneak peek, check it out! Read more...


Portal Team Holds Usability Evaluations on Pages for Faculty, Staff and Students

A critical aspect of building any new tool is to make sure people have a good experience using it. Small variations in designs can mean the difference between a user finding what they need or failing to do so. The University of Minnesota’s Usability Services recently helped the new myU portal team test how well users are navigating their page designs. They recruited evaluators from across the U to assess the designs’ usability. The team spent three days observing students, staff, and faculty as they were led through designs tailored to their role at the U. Read more...


Student Systems Town Hall

Attend a town hall meeting to learn how ESUP will change the way students, faculty, and staff interact with the University. The changes discussed will be implemented in February, 2015 - less than a year away!

ESUP - Student Systems Town Hall
Thursday, May 15
2-3:30 p.m.

Crookston: 4 Hill Hall
Duluth: 520 DAdB
Morris: 7 HFA
Rochester: 397 USq
Twin Cities (East Bank): 114 STSS
Twin Cities (St. Paul): B35 Ruttan

R.S.V.P to be sent details.

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

Questions for a work stream? Something on your mind? Wondering how ESUP 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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