More OnePurdue Projects Reach 100 Percent Completion - 03/19/09

When the Business Services Advisory Committee convened March 11 for its regular monthly meeting, members of the System Support Group reported the status of their teams’ prioritized projects. Of the nearly 50 SAP initiatives assigned to the priority list, four had reached 100 percent completion.

Those four were:
 1.  Move computer hardware from Freehafer to Haas, which enhanced business, continuity and disaster recovery
 2.  Change veteran categories on the Self-Identification Compliance Form
 3.  Salary statement enhancement, which involved a small change on a current report to support the budget process
 4.  Implement graduate fee remission charge for Calumet

The graduate fee remission is a form of compensation granted to graduate students with salaried appointments at the University. Purdue University Calumet has provided graduate students the remission for many years, said Linda Baer, assistant vice chancellor for the Calumet campus. The change implemented by the SSG involves the charge posted to the grants. Baer expects the completed project to go into effect this spring.

Since the BASC’s March meeting, two more projects have attained 100 percent completion status. They are the new theme for the SAP portal and the Ag Plan of Work Report, required by the United States Department of Agriculture to satisfy two sections of the Agricultural Research, Extension and Education Reform Act.

Among the BSAC’s functions is determining which of the requests for SAP system changes, enhancements and fixes merit status as a project for the System Support Group. The BSAC also recommends the priority in which those projects will be handled. The recommendations are then taken to the Business Systems Steering Committee for approval. A complete list of the OnePurdue Projects in Progress is posted online on the Business Systems Advisory Committee Web site.