Financials PeopleTools 8.55 Upgrade

February 2018

The PeopleTools infrastructure that supports the M-Pathways Financials & Physical Resources System is being upgraded. Much like the upgrades for Student Administration (SA) and Human Resource Management System (HRMS), we expect the impact of this change to your unit’s users to be minimal. This upgrade keeps U-M current with PeopleTools technology and enables continued support from PeopleSoft, which allows:

  • System functions and reports to work properly
  • Federal regulatory releases to be applied
  • Security patches to be placed
  • Compliance with new web browsers and versions
  • Product enhancements, including mobile and responsive design

Service Interruption

The M-Pathways Financials & Physical Resources System will be unavailable from noon Saturday, February 10, to noon Sunday, February 11, while the system is being upgraded.

What's Changing

We expect the impact to unit users to be minimal. Processes and procedures will remain the same. This upgrade's most notable difference is more user-friendly navigation.

Note: Your specific access will determine what you see on your page. Below is an example of the Financials Homepage.

Current and New Look of M-Pathways

Navigating the New M-Pathways

The Navigating the New M-Pathways document provides information on navigating and personalizing homepages.

Upgrade Forums

Upgrade forums provide campus a way to preview the new navigation options and ask questions. The forums were held on:

  • Tuesday, January 23, 10-11 a.m., Michigan Union - Kuenzel Room
  • Thursday, January 25, 2-3 p.m., University Hospital - Ford Auditorium
  • Wednesday, January 31, 10-11 a.m., Kipke Conference Center - Room 2029

View a recording from the session held on January 31 and the presentation slides.

Known Issues

ITS has identified issues that you may encounter during the stabilization period. ITS is continuing to work as quickly as possible to resolve these issues. A Known Issues web page devoted to these issues will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ITS Service Center.