Elevate's newsletter, the ElevateR is the best resource for staying up-to-date on our implementation of Workday. Each issue of the ElevateR features a message and program update from Associate Provost for Enterprise Resource Planning, Jack Blanchard, as well as event reminders, Workday terms, details on Workday's functionality, and FAQs.
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Message from Jack J. Blanchard, Associate Provost for Enterprise Resource Planning: We are approximately two and a half months away from Workday Human Capital Management & Finance Go Live! Training became available on July 17 and as of August 28 over 2,500 users have completed the online “Introduction to Workday” course. If you have not already begun your on-demand training courses, now is the time! For faculty and staff that have more training to complete, consider setting aside time on a regular basis dedicated to Workday training throughout the semester. I… Read More
Message from Jack J. Blanchard, Associate Provost for Enterprise Resource Planning: Workday Training is HERE! On July 17, 2023, the Elevate Program team launched training for Workday! On-demand training courses have been available for all employees to enroll in for just over one week. It has been so exciting for our team to watch training enrollments climb and to watch our future users complete their courses. As of today, we have 763 completions of our first course, Introduction to Workday. We look forward to watching these numbers climb over the next four months, as we kno… Read More
Message from Jack J. Blanchard, Associate Provost for Enterprise Resource Planning: Training is Coming! End-user training for Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) and Finance will launch in less than three weeks! On July 17, 2023, all faculty, staff and student workers will gain access to training materials and resources, including: On-demand courses (CBTs): On-demand courses are computer based training courses that provide information about Workday and how to complete key tasks. These courses can include demo recordings and ‘Try It’ simulations. Job aids: Simple, clear… Read More
Message from Jack J. Blanchard, Associate Provost for Enterprise Resource Planning: As you may have heard, the Elevate Program has a new Go Live date for Workday Finance and Human Capital Management (HCM): November 15, 2023. This date was selected after consulting with key stakeholders across our partner entities, and it is our hope that this extended timeline will provide plenty of time for staff and faculty to prepare for the transition to Workday. You can learn more about this decision by reading the announcement from the executive sponsors, which was emailed to all staff, f… Read More
Message from Jack J. Blanchard, Associate Provost for Enterprise Resource Planning: If you’ve seen the announcement from our Executive Sponsors, you know that leadership and the Elevate Program team have made the decision to delay Workday Go Live. At the end of March, the program completed our most recent Go/No Go Assessment, a rigorous and transparent assessment that evaluated critical milestones, technical metrics, and campus readiness. The outcome of this most recent assessment was the decision that the program needed more time beyond July to ensure the ultimate succes… Read More
Message from Jack J. Blanchard, Associate Provost for Enterprise Resource Planning: Things are developing rapidly over at Elevate as we draw closer to Go Live on July 17, 2023. We are reaching critical milestones on developing and piloting training materials, nailing down cutover dates and transition activities, and conducting extensive user testing. Some high-level accomplishments from the last month include: I hosted a Town Hall (February 22 and 23) open to the entire campus community where I provided updates on the Workday implementation, including program status,… Read More