ITS Projects

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

Updated 10/20/2018

FIN - Voucher Standardization Project

Modify existing voucher data entry processes to:

standardize how data is entered both online and through uploads
introduce consistency and clarity in how vouchers are categorized (in terms of voucher source and origin)
Introduce consistency and clarity how voucher data is validated and corrected.

Target end date: 11/30/2018
Project manager: Creager,Jackie L
Executive Director: Behm,Jim

FIN - Wire Payment Process

This project will be implementing Oracle's delivered wire payment functionality and removing the customized process.

Target end date: 1/16/2019
Project manager: Skelding,Brian
Executive Director: Behm,Jim

FIN PeopleTools 8.56 upgrade

Upgrade the Financial System tools framework to remain in vendor support. Upgrade PeopleTools from 8.55 to 8.56.

Target end date: 1/31/2019
Project manager: Sharma,Ravi
Executive Director: Behm,Jim

FIN-Enabling BI for Supply Chain Mgmt

Expand the existing Finance datasets in the data warehouse to include additional supply chain elements. This information is needed as the use and deployment of supply chain functions continue to grow. Additionally, Michigan Medicine requires these key pieces of information in order to drive performance around financial and operational outcomes.

Target end date: 3/27/2019
Project manager: Rose,Holly A
Executive Director: Behm,Jim

FIN-UMHS VMI - 3 Way Match

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: 12/24/2018
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: 2/20/2019
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: 12/21/2018
Project manager: Kocher,Phillip
Executive Director: Thiruvengadam,Vijayaraja

Footprints Infrastructure Updates

MRequest is currently running on physical hardware that is past end-of-life. This is a service that is used by over 20 schools, colleges, administrative units and institutes for the business processes (in some cases critical). It uses a LAMP (Linux/Apache/mysql/Perl) stack, running on hardware administered by Web and Application Services, in cooperation with the MRequest team. The goal of this project is to move MRequest to a virtual RHEL environment on MiServer/MiDatabase in order to stabilize it. We will remain at the current version (9.5.3) of FootPrints and only make necessary changes to FootPrints code and other installed software required to move from UMCE Linux to RHEL.

Target end date: 12/12/2018
Project manager: Schell,Holly Anne
Executive Director: Jones II,Robert Douglas

General Data Protection Regulation Project

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect May 25, 2018. The GDPR was "designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy." When the regulation goes into effect, those organizations in non-compliance will face heavy fines.
https://www.safecomputing.umich.edu/protect-the-u/safely-use-sensitive-data/general-data-protection-regulation-compliance

Target end date: 11/30/2018
Project manager: Sytch,Svetla
Executive Director: Bermann,Sol

Great Lakes HPC Cluster

High Performance Computing (HPC). Described as a simulation infrastructure for data center systems.

Target end date: 8/29/2019
Project manager: Burch,Jennifer
Executive Director: Palen,Brock Edward