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Letter from the Executive Sponsors

A Letter from the Executive Sponsors 3/27/14

TO: Faculty and Staff
FROM: Jere W. Morehead, President
Pamela Whitten, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost
Ryan Nesbit, Interim Vice President for Finance & Administration
RE: Evaluation of Future Financial and Human Resource Administrative Systems

The University of Georgia (UGA) is undertaking an important project to collect and evaluate the expectations and high-level requirements as well as campus 'readiness' for transforming the existing financial and human resource administrative systems environment to a more advanced technology platform featuring updated, web-enabled services.

Anticipated benefits of this project include:

  • identification and adoption of industry standards and best practices for current and future information technology architecture;
  • improved data privacy and security;
  • integration of data across areas so that each department will have the information it requires when needed;
  • streamlined business processes to enable faculty, and staff to work and plan more effectively; and
  • reporting tools that will improve UGA's ability to make data-driven decisions.

In this pursuit, UGA has engaged Collegiate Project Services to carry out an assessment which will focus on the following:

  1. business process and user requirements for these administrative systems;
  2. system transformation costs; and
  3. 'readiness' for system transformation.

During the next few months, Collegiate Project Services staff members will be on-site at UGA to conduct interviews, carry-out focus group sessions, and administer other data gathering exercises with UGA and University System of Georgia Board of Regents functional, technical, academic, and administrative personnel. We look forward to working with Collegiate Project Services, the University community and the Board of Regents as we strive to improve information services in our campus community.

Your cooperation and support will be greatly appreciated.