SSG Reports Completion of Five OnePurdue Projects - 05/19/09

The System Support Group (SSG) in conjunction with Accounting Services has developed new program logic for Fringe Benefit Chargeability (E301 Non-Grants) for non-grant funds. The team launched the new program logic into production on April 21 and since then has experienced successful payroll runs for BW, AY and FY, said Pam Bower, SSG manager for Finance.

Each fund master data record possesses fringe benefit chargeability options that the Master Data Team records as new fund records are established. By utilizing this new functionality, the risk is reduced of fringe benefits charging improperly to accounts.

The SSG and Accounting Services expressed appreciation to the areas providing numerous hours for User Acceptance Testing during this project.

The E301 Non-grants project, No. 20 on the priority list of OnePurdue SAP projects, was among five reported by SSG as 100 percent complete when members of the Business Services Advisory Committee (BSAC) met May 14.  

The other four completed projects and their place on the priority list were:
-- No. 3, Endowment Reports This project improved the current Endowment reports and enhanced running time and performance.
-- No. 25, Training Revisions (e.g. SRM) This project revised several OnePurdue training courses by removing legacy references and adding current business processes.
-- No.35, PM Settlement Default This project configured the Plant Maintenance Module so that FUL settlement type defaulted instead of PER on transaction codes IW31 and IW32.
-- No. 41, Master Data Download to Telephone Applications This project consisted of adding an internal order field to the current download file for the telephone applications needed when reviewing departmental phone charges.

As of May 14, 47 SAP projects occupied the priority list.

One of the BSAC’s responsibilities is deciding which of the requests for SAP system changes, enhancements and fixes warrant the SSG’s expertise. The BSAC also recommends the place on the priority list those projects should occupy. Recommendations are then presented to the Business Systems Steering Committee for final approval.

A complete list of the OnePurdue Projects in Progress is posted online on the Business Systems Advisory Committee Web site.