Workday Updates

Posted on: September 23, 2016

A lot has been going on with the implementation of Workday, UT Austin’s new cloud-based solution for human resources, payroll, financials, and procurement management.

Ron Hash recently joined UT Austin as the Workday deployment manager. He is responsible for coordinating pre-go-live planning, go-live execution, and resolving any unforeseen events that happen during implementation. He will coordinate post-go-live support for the campus community as well, until the transition to ongoing operations. Project, technical and Colleges, Schools and Units (CSU) teams are assisting Ron in collecting, evaluating, and thoroughly planning for everything that must be scheduled and executed at go-live. He has already begun developing an overarching deployment strategy, plans, and go-live checklists. Ron’s experience in enterprise-wide transformation projects and in transitioning from legacy technologies to modern platforms is a great asset for UT Austin. His knowledge of and expertise with coordinating business processes, technical cutovers and conversion, and validation of data at organizations such as the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), Dun & Bradstreet, and several Austin information technology companies will benefit the University as we move forward with our Workday deployment. Please welcome Ron to UT!

 If you are curious about the look-and-feel of Workday, you can view the UT-branded Workday Basic Navigation Video. This video provides a brief overview of the UT Austin Workday homepage and shows worklets and related actions, the Workday Inbox, the search feature and reporting. Your UT Austin EID is required to view the video.

 Next week, a number of UT Austin people will be attending the 2016 Workday Rising Conference in Chicago. This annual event is customer-focused and includes presentations by visionary thought leaders, learning and collaboration opportunities for attendees, and practical sessions on how others are taking advantage of Workday. Louisiana State University (LSU), which successfully went live with Workday’s Human Capital Management/Payroll and Financial modules in July 2016, will be sharing what they learned during the implementation and launch of Workday. Understanding the lessons learned by LSU will help us better prepare, as we get closer to launching the same modules here at UT Austin. We know those who attend the conference will discover new possibilities and connect and collaborate with others using Workday to navigate change and address business challenges within their own organizations. We are looking forward to hearing more about this year’s event from those attending.

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All the best,