A message from: Andrew Simpson, Vice-President, Finance and Operations; Andrew Szeri, Provost and Vice-President, Academic; Lisa Castle, Vice-President, Human Resources; and Deborah Buszard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal, UBC Okanagan
To: Executive, deans and other senior academic leaders, academic heads, directors and managers, senior professional leaders in Vancouver and the Okanagan
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Join us at UBC’s Workday demonstration event
UBC is entering a period of tremendous opportunity to modernize our approaches and enabling technologies, to improve how we work together as a community of faculty, staff and students.
In the past 12-24 months, the university has initiated major renewal projects across Student Administration, Human Resources and Finance, focused on improving our user’s experience, simplifying processes and selecting new software solutions.
We are pleased to confirm that a proposed technology platform has been identified for the Student Academic System Initiative (SASI). Following extensive community consultation and a thorough evaluation process, the project sponsors have recommended Workday Student as the preferred core solution. This recommendation has been approved by UBC Executive and the Board of Governors.
During this process, we have heard the community’s wishes to make it easier to work across systems that we use to manage student, human resources and financial data and processes. With this in mind, we are embarking on a further consultation about the possibility to use Workday as a core enterprise platform across HR and Finance, in order to leverage the benefits of a fully integrated solution.
Two events have been scheduled, in Vancouver and the Okanagan, to demonstrate the integrated Workday platform and invite feedback. The sessions will take place on November 7 and 8, 2017. You are invited to join one of the events, or view the live webcast.
The demonstrations will be interactive, providing an opportunity for attendees to see first-hand, what an integrated Student, HR and Finance system may look like through ‘Day in the life ’ scenarios for faculty, staff and students. The demonstrations will conclude with a Q&A portion, where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.
We strongly encourage you to join one of the events, in order to learn more and share your perspective on a potential integrated system.
Okanagan event details:
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: UNC Ballroom
If you are unable to attend this event, there will be a live webcast on November 8. See details below.
Vancouver event details:
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Robert Lee Alumni Centre
There is limited seating in the Robert Lee Alumni Centre. In the event of the demonstration attracting a high numbers of participants, attendees will have the opportunity to also attend a hosted live stream in the Fred Kaiser Building and Peter A. Allard School of Law.
If you are unable to join one of the demonstration events, you can view the discussion remotely live via webcast on November 8. To find out more: www.it.ubc.ca/workday. We also encourage you to share the webcast link with your teams, so they can learn more about Workday.
Thank you in advance for your participation.
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