ITS Projects

The project list contains the current work in progress. For more information about the projects, contact the project manager.

Updated 1/16/2018

FIN - PSTools upgrade 8.55

Upgrade the Financial System to the current release to remain in vendor support.

Target end date: 3/2/2018
Project manager: Sharma,Ravi
Executive Director: Behm,Jim

FIN - Sponsored Programs Award Enhancement

ERPM is implementing a new Award module in CY2018. This project is needed In order to link the ERPM and FIN data.

Target end date: 1/18/2018
Project manager: Rose,Holly A
Executive Director: Behm,Jim

FIN - Supplier Portal - Vendor Onboarding

The University will implement the delivered Peoplesoft Supplier Portal in order to automate vendor onboarding as well as capture required supporting elements.

Target end date: 2/28/2018
Project manager: Skelding,Brian
Executive Director: Behm,Jim

FIN - UMHS - EDI Implementation

UMHS is looking to re-implement their EDI solution. An RFP was conducted and upon conclusion GHX was the clear winner, however a formal award was never made. An accelerated re-evaluation will take place from 11/2-12/1 to determine the preferred vendor. It is estimated that this is a 9 month project at this time.

Target end date: 3/30/2018
Project manager: Palmby,Brian
Executive Director: Behm,Jim

FIN-UMHS VMI - Inventory

UMHS has received approval to move forward with their Value Margin Initiative (VMI) for Supply Chain Processes. Three items related to this multifaceted effort involve technology components. Deliverables for this effort are closely tied to the FIN 9.2 upgrade. The 9.2 steering committee has reviewed and approved the effort to run in parallel with this project.

Target end date: 8/17/2018
Project manager: Little,Cristine Lynn
Executive Director: Behm,Jim

Finance Data Mart

Enable the Finance Analytics team to provide actionable business intelligence to their leadership and offices they support, but providing a finance data mart that will incorporate business rules and alleviate manual manipulation of data. Part of this effort may also result in enhancements to the existing UM Data Warehouse to improve operational reporting; or to the online PeopleSoft system to capture missing data elements.

Target end date: 6/26/2018
Project manager: Palmby,Brian
Executive Director: Thiruvengadam,Vijayaraja

FY1712: Next Gen Security Architecture PH1 & PH2

The cyber threat to research universities has become increasingly sophisticated and more active. U-M will adopt a new strategy and this request funds the technologies to implement that strategy. This is a combination of advanced detection and protection technology. It will cover U-M as a whole while focusing on enclaves with sensitive information. Key deliverables for phase 1 are:
1) Next Gen Firewall (NGFW) with integrated Threat Intelligence Services
2) Security Information & Event Management (SIEM) Upgrade
3) Peakflow Replacement - Netflow Analysis Tool (NFAT).

Target end date: 4/12/2018
Project manager: Stathes,Gregory
Executive Director: Bermann,Sol

HCM - AFSCME Contract Changes 2017

AFSCME contract changes have impacted leave , payroll, and benefits areas

Target end date: 2/12/2018
Project manager: Yoas,Scot M
Executive Director: Behm,Jim

HCM - Elastic Search Implementation

With PeopleTools 8.55, Oracle has delivered the replacement for their SES search engine. The replacement is Elastic Search. SES will be obsolete in 17 months, and we (EAS) will need to switch over to the new search engine. Also, with the CS 9.2 upgrade, they will need to go live with Elastic Search, so having the HCM product up and running will benefit that project.

Target end date: 1/22/2018
Project manager: Miller,Brian L
Executive Director: Behm,Jim

HCM - Health Care Reform

To track ADAC approved Health Care Reform intiiatives and effort. Work for regulatory mandates or University mandates to stay in compliance with Health Care Reform legislation. An example of this is the effort mandated by the Employer Shared Responsibility (ESR) Act.

Target end date: 3/26/2018
Project manager: Yoas,Scot M
Executive Director: Behm,Jim