Scheduling Software Demo and Other Highlights
This week the meeting of the Scheduling System Advisory Group included a demonstration of 25Live, the new room and event scheduling software planned for the university. Sarah Comstock, assistant director of student activities for the Wheelock Student Center, was impressed with what she saw.
“25Live will make scheduling events so much easier for the campus community,” Sarah noted. “No more running around trying to figure out who schedules what – instead we’ll have a centralized process that works for everyone!”
The Human Resources team continued with design and configuration activities, focusing specifically on benefits, student employment, and payroll integration. The Project Management Office is collaborating with functional leads and the Office of Communications on the plan for informing campus members of the various changes we’ll see with the implementation of the HR module.
The Campus Solutions team reached an important milestone this week when Mattie Watts, student financial services systems manager, loaded the first College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile and Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) into the test database.
The Financials team tested the integration of PeopleSoft Financials with Payment Manager, an accounts payable automation system from Wells Fargo. The switch to this new product to manage all forms of payment from the university will be made once Wells Fargo validates the test file.
There was a delay in the rollout of the new budget tools planned for October 1. That update is now expected to be available for budget managers Monday, October 8. In preparation, PeopleSoft Financials will be unavailable Saturday, October 6, from 3:00 a.m. to noon.
Special thanks to the Data Standards Committee for supporting the various Optimize teams in determining appropriate standards for conversion. Great work, everyone, and enjoy the beautiful weekend!