January 19, 2017

Business Process Reengineering presentations providing update, chance to give feedback

Members of Purdue's Business Process Reengineering team are sharing information about the University's two-year plan to streamline business processes through ongoing "Roadshow" presentations to the campus community.

"Our goal since we launched the 'Roadshow' presentations in November has been to build awareness and share our vision to create world-class business processes to support our world-class research, teaching and engagement," says Tim Werth, Business Process Reengineering director. "Business Process Reengineering ultimately will result in financial transparency and reporting, a reduction in complexity with simplified workflow, and a removal of duplicative business activities."

Werth; Denny Darrow, vice president for human resources; and other team leads are expected to have made 40 presentations reaching about 1,000 faculty and staff members by February when this presentation schedule ends. The "Roadshow" presentation offers an overview of the reengineering plan, which is focused on the transformation of the general ledger, human capital management, enterprise asset management, and the budget and reporting processes. The presentation provides insight into the vision for the projects and several examples of ineffective processes and SAP structural impediments that have been identified by colleagues across the University landscape. The "Roadshow" also provides an expected timeline for design and implementation, which has phased completion dates through July 2018.

Faculty and staff also have the chance to provide feedback on business processes both during the presentations and at will (via the Business Process Reengineering website). Werth sees this feedback as a critical component to the Business Process Reengineering team's work.

"The success of reengineering projects relies heavily on thoughtful feedback from the Purdue community," Werth says. "Our faculty and staff feedback is truly valued and will help identify and shape the improvements on which the project teams are focused."

Werth encourages those who would like to know more about Business Process Reengineering to schedule a "Roadshow" presentation by emailing bpr@purdue.edu or calling 496-7432. The presentation is also available to view online.

Individuals who would like to provide feedback on business processes may do so online. The feedback webpage offers the following options:

* Submit information about business tasks or processes in need of review.
* Take a survey to provide feedback on the communication methods and information being provided on the Business Process Reengineering plan.
* Send a question or other general feedback to the Business Process Reengineering team.

More information about the Business Process Reengineering plan is available by:

* Visiting the Business Process Reengineering website.
* Emailing bpr@purdue.edu.

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