Welcome to Transformation Insights: the UW Finance Transformation blog. This monthly blog features information and tips on UW’s new modern finance infrastructure as well as messages, commentaries and insights from program leaders and collaboration partners from across the University.
August 9, 2023
You’ve likely heard the phrase “The future is now.” For five years, we’ve painstakingly prepared our financial work for the future state, which finally arrived when we launched Workday® Finance last month. After that monumental milestone, we immediately shifted into a new period called... Read more
July 20, 2023
It was with great excitement — and yes, a little trepidation! — that we marked a significant milestone two weeks ago: after years of planning, preparation and enormous effort, Workday® Finance went live on July 6.
We created the UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) program five years ago, with the mission of designing a new, modern finance and supply chain infrastructure This gargantuan... Read more
May 11, 2023
When my director “volun-told” me that I would be a tester for UW Finance Transformation’s (UWFT) User Acceptance Testing (UAT), I couldn’t have been happier. She knew I’d be on board. My first thought was an excited, “Oooh, I can’t wait to get into Workday® Financials and try to break it.” And I was really curious to see if Workday is as good as everyone says it will be. I wanted to see how tasks I perform now will be... Read more
March 16, 2023
What’s the first thing you do when you get a new gadget or appliance for your home? The first thing I do after unboxing it is read the instruction manual, and then I immediately search YouTube for instructional videos. I’m motivated by and eager to reap the benefits: If I can learn to operate this new remote control for my window blinds, I can keep the bright sunlight out, or if I can assemble my new... Read more
January 10, 2023
Happy New Year! With the turn of the calendar, it’s almost hard to believe that we’re just about six months away from launching UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) and our new finance and supply chain infrastructure.
As... Read more
December 14, 2022
Looking back, 2022 started out as the year that UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) was dedicated to charging full-steam ahead, accomplishing our goals while looking forward to go-live in July 2023. While I like that steam engine analogy, I can’t help but feel like this year has... Read more