February 20, 2018

Delay announced for Human Capital Management project implementation

Bill Sullivan, treasurer and chief financial officer, has announced that the Human Capital Management project is being postponed beyond its April 2018 go-live date to improve both quality and risk profile.

Over the past months, the Transform Purdue teams have made significant gains in preparing the University for the HCM changes; however, challenges exist that require additional time to address:

* Job family structure, a key pillar of the HCM project, deserves and needs further understanding and discussion.

* The technical complexity around the interfaces requires a more robust and lengthy testing cycle than originally expected.

* Additional education and training are needed to improve the understanding of the new processes by University users.

A delay in implementation provides the additional time needed to focus on the three challenges above. Currently, project leaders are considering revised roll-out dates that would allow for previously deferred improvements, a longer stabilization period following the July 1 Finance (General Ledger) project go-live, and the lowest technical risk to the systems. Revised dates will be communicated once a decision has been made.

“On one hand, we are disappointed we did not achieve our go-live goal of April 1, 2018, for HCM,” says Tim Werth, director at Business Process Reengineering. “With that said, this additional time will allow us to collaborate more fully to ensure a successful implementation. We are committed to delivering the best-quality product to our colleagues and the University as a whole.” 

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