Campus communication - May 1, 2018
As we informed you last fall, the University is moving to Workday, a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform that will replace the current PeopleSoft system. In an example of collaboration and efficiency that is unprecedented for the UL System, we are implementing Workday along with two other institutions: Southeastern and Louisiana Tech. There are several significant benefits to this approach. The three institutions will share in anticipated savings of nearly $13 million over the next 10 years, while moving to a cutting-edge, cloud-based platform with a user experience that is far superior to our current system.
The plan is to go live with Workday's HR/Payroll and Financials functions in July 2019. The student components to the ERP will be added the following year. The project is well underway. We held a kickoff event on our campus in February and each of the three universities has hosted a number of sessions since that time. The planning phase is complete, and we have moved onto the design phase of the project.
Transitioning to Workday represents a major change for our institution that will fundamentally alter how we operate. For some of your colleagues-particularly key personnel in business affairs and human resource management-this project is already occupying a significant amount of their time.
I realize that you will have questions about the implementation process as we lead up to our launch next summer. We have set up uno.edu/workday to serve as the central portal for information on the transition. As milestones are reached, trainings are added and resources become available, we will update the site. Our goal is to be transparent and communicative throughout the implementation.
I appreciate the dedication of our employees who are instrumental in this project. All of us will benefit from the final product.
The University of New Orleans