Town hall details Workday launch

September 19, 2023 (Volume 47, Number 2)
Article by Michele Coffill

With three months before the launch of Workday, Information Technology hosted a campus town hall September 12 to demonstrate changes to processes and answer questions about the enterprise system.

President Philomena V. Mantella gave remarks at the start of the event, saying because Workday will improve a user's experience, it's also a tool that will build the university's capacity to care for its people. 

"The effort it has taken to implement this system is extraordinary," Mantella said. "Workday is about giving back time and energy through the daily work we do. It was a big decision to move to this different approach and I want to thank the 250 people who have been behind this move since 2022."

Miloš Topic, vice president for Information Technology and chief digital officer, said while the system will be live in January, tweaks and improvements will continue to roll out. He added there are 50 change agents throughout campus tasked with sharing their Workday experiences with colleagues and, soon, 100 super-users will be given early access to begin entering data.

Workday will replace systems such as Banner Finance, Concur, UltraTime, PageUp and more. Self-paced and group trainings will occur in November, December and January. Visit gvsu.edu/workday to learn more.

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This article was last edited on September 18, 2023 at 11:15 a.m.

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