A biweekly digest of news related to The Upgrade (Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program) | FEBRUARY 19, 2015
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Why we upgradeUniversity of Minnesota's website in 1998

In 1998, the University installed its first PeopleSoft systems as one of the software company's early partners. In fact, we helped create some of the technologies and processes that later became industry standards.

Once early innovators, we now need to catch up. In fact, some of our systems have not been properly upgraded in 17 years even though they have been modified to the nth degree (we actually have one of the most customized systems on the planet).

PeopleSoft is ending support for older systems, and we will soon fall out of regulatory compliance. In short, our systems are out of date. The Upgrade will move us from an overly customized system to a tried-and-true package solution with a more stable, faster, and more powerful infrastructure.

Computing History video image

Watch this short video from U Libraries to see just how “retro” this upgrade is!


What's Changing?

Avoid interruptions to your pay and vacation after The Upgrade

Faculty, staff or students who currently submit paper timesheets or absence forms will do so electronically after The Upgrade. Paper timesheets and absence forms are being eliminated to bring the University up-to-date. Read more...


Use The Upgrade Readiness Checklist - Ready now!

Use The Upgrade Readiness Checklist to ensure your area is prepared for the April 10th systems interruption and April 20th upgrade launch.

Changes to class registration dates

Registration is early!To accommodate the planned Upgrade cutover and Go Live periods in April, class registration timing is changing. Most registration periods will be held earlier than previously published to ensure students can successfully register for May, summer, and fall terms. Read more...

Presentations & Events

Mark your calendar for The Upgrade Fair!

Attend The Upgrade Fair on Wednesday, April 15th, in The Great Hall of the Coffman Memorial Union. Everyone is welcome to stop in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will feature demos, information booths, and hands-on support. More details coming soon. (This event was moved from 2/17 to 4/15.)

Tell us what you think!

Questions? Something on your mind? Suggestions for a Q&A?Wondering how The Upgrade will affect you? Take our poll at upgrade.umn.edu or shoot us an email at upgrade@umn.edu.

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