System Support Group Reports Several Completed Projects - 10/22/09

When members of the System Support Group (SSG) met with the Business Systems Advisory Committee (BSAC) on Oct. 13, they reported the completion of eight more SAP projects on the priorities list.

Among the recently finished work were two for Staff Benefits. The first was the “Remove Purdue 500 Medical Plan,” previously No. 3 on the priorities list. After this little-used plan was approved for removal, the SSG and Staff Benefits worked to delimit it. When the current employees are removed for the plan, it will become inactive.

The second completed Staff Benefits project was “Healthy Purdue Premium Reduction,” previously No. 4 on the list. Staff Benefits and Central Payroll defined this approved change in the premium for Healthy Purdue. SSG completed the work. Testing was performed by SSH HR/Payroll and FI teams, as well as Staff Benefits and Central Payroll/Tax.

Other completed projects were:

     -- E-Invoicing for scientific products vendor VWR International which went into effect Sept. 1. This is part of the SRM Optimization project, No. 13 on the list.

     -- Technical Report Due Notices to Faculty, previously No. 20. Project involved adding master data fields to the grant master record to store information on Technical Report Due Notices, such as mailing address, due dates and completion date.

     -- PAR and Grant Validity, previously No. 23. This project added grant expiration validation on IT0027. You can no longer have 9999 end date on grant via IT0027.

     -- Procure to Pay Solution – AP-Implement Direct Invoice Via Excel Upload, previously No. 25. This project added functionality for direct invoices to be uploaded via an Excel template. HFS was the pilot area for this project.

     -- PSCD – Automatic Student Addresses Updated, previously No. 29. This project developed an interface from I2A2 to populate student addresses in PSCD.

     -- PM Budget Cost Field for Budget vs. Actual Reporting, previously No. 31. The project involved adding new fields for reporting what was originally budgeted for a job as opposed to what was actually charged.

As of Oct. 16, the projects priority list contains 41 business systems projects. The list now includes SAP and non-SAP projects.

OnePurdue support groups work with central and departmental business staff on SAP projects. Non-SAP projects are coordinated by Business Services Computing staff.

Members of the advisory committee are customers of the business systems and owners of the supported business processes. The BSAC’s next meeting will be Nov. 10.