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UW Finance Transformation

Chris Mercer

Executive Director, UW Finance Transformation

Workday® Finance early days show synergy and support

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Executive Director, UW Finance Transformation

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...

An institutional priority…what to know about UWFT right now

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Executive Director, UW Finance Transformation

September 14, 2022

A new academic year is one of my favorite times; I love the excitement, school spirit and energy of vibrant campus life. But, it occurred to me — if you’re someone involved with campus financial activity — by this time next year you’ll be working with new systems and processes, as well as navigating new policies. If that seems like a big deal, it’s because it is! With less than a year left in the UW...

Paused, recalibrated…then full-steam ahead in 2021

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Executive Director, UW Finance Transformation

December 15, 2021

As we approach the end of 2021, looking back at this time last year  -- December 2020 -- we were all in waiting mode. The COVID-19 vaccine was starting to be administered. We had hopes of resuming leisure travel, reopening businesses and returning to campus. Within UW Finance Transformation (UWFT), the program also took a moment and decided to insert a new stage --...