A Message from our Executive Sponsor, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance and CFO, Ron Paprocki:
This UR Financials project website has been created to serve as your single source of information for status updates, project timeline, and available resources. UR Financials is a project geared to replace the current legacy Financial Records System (FRS), the system that has been used for over 40 years to record the University’s financial and accounting activities, with Workday Financials. This website provides an opportunity to ask questions and provide input. Content will be updated frequently and new sections will be added throughout the implementation.
The move to Workday Financials, a cloud-based solution, will mitigate risk associated with the existing mainframe system, modernize finance and accounting services including built-in best practices, and create a more sustainable system architecture. We expect Workday to be operational by July 2014.
July 25th, 2013:
We are one year away from the July 2014 “Go-Live” date for the Workday Financials implementation project. I want to thank all those who have been involved in the details of the URFinancials project from the Special Interest Groups and Team Leaders to those engaged via the very strong attendance numbers achieved thus far with DEMO DAYS presentation sessions. Through the end of June 2013, the planning and initial architecture/design phases in the overall project plan were completed. During the next phase, which begins this month, we will start testing the system to confirm our design and make adjustments as needed. We will be relying on your continued active engagement and support to make this a success for all. This is a project of great importance to the University. I appreciate your continued enthusiasm, and I encourage you to keep up the commitment you have demonstrated thus far.
In the words of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees Financial Planning Committee: Go team!