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What is the Integration project?

The ESUP Integration effort focuses on internal, external and tertiary integration points. Internal and external integration points are generally handled within ESUP, although some users may be asked to participate in testing activities around these integrations.


The ESUP Integration team is reaching out to University units with tertiary applications, those outside of PeopleSoft applications that use information from PeopleSoft databases, to help them prepare. If your unit has applications that depend upon Student, HRMS, or Finance data, please contact Bill Collings, Janie Moore, or Phil Klein from the ESUP Integration team so they can add you to the list of people they need to communicate with about coming changes to these PeopleSoft applications. For example, ESUP will bring data structure changes based on changes to the enterprise applications. Once these changes are known, Bill, Janie, and Phil will pass the information on to the University units with tertiary applications so they can assess impact, modify appropriate applications, and perform testing before the systems launch in spring 2015.


Activities covered by the ESUP Integration effort:

  1. Collect information on UMN applications using enterprise data. This information will be used to establish contacts and to assist in targeting appropriate impact analysis information.
  2. Gather the table names, field names and SQL your application uses, also to assist in impact analysis and establishing the appropriate data source for your application.
  3. With this information, we will build a database to assist in tracking progress and readiness for Go-Live. Post Go-Live, this information will be maintained by Data Governance for future upgrade activities.
  4. Provide you with information so you can perform impact analysis on your applications. This information will be communicated through this website as we get this information from the ESUP Functional and Technical teams.
  5. Make recommendations on extracting your needed data from the most appropriate enterprise data source.
  6. Track your progress and assist in issue resolution as you move through the Software Development Life Cycle steps from impact analysis, development, testing, go-live and post go-live validation / correction.

What does this mean to me?

If so, you may be impacted by ESUP. The ESUP Integration team will give you information to successfully migrate your application to the modified data structures.

Integration partners with IDEAA community of practice

To help get the word out about the coming changes, the Integration team has been partnering with the University's Integrating Data, Enterprise Architecture, and Applications (IDEAA) informal community of practice. IDEAA serves as one venue where the University's IT community can discuss ESUP and the coming changes to the data, processes, and technology powering critical data systems such as the Data Warehouse. It fosters collaboration to mitigate ESUP's potential impact on developers , DBAs, analysts, and anyone involved in data integration at the University.

Important information and documents on the IDEAA site

Building on this partnership, ESUP staff and IDEAA members post and comment on documents useful to the University community in the 'Files' section of the IDEAA web site. Please visit this site to find:


If you have questions, please contact Bill Collings, Janie Moore, or Phil Klein from the ESUP Integration team.