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UW Finance Transformation remains a core institutional priority in 2022

By: 
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

January 13th, 2022

In less than 18 months, UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) will go live and begin to transform our fragmented and out-of-date finance policies, processes and systems. This work is vital so that we can advance our University’s public mission of education, discovery, community service and patient care. 

This new infrastructure, set to launch in July 2023, will enable us to make real-time, well-informed and...

Paused, recalibrated…then full-steam ahead in 2021

By: 
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 --...

UWFT sprinting forward with momentum

By: 
Design Spend Manager, UW Finance Transformation

July 13th, 2021

With thousands of UW employees relying on financial data and processes to do their work, how will UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) confirm that our new finance and supply chain solution is designed to accurately meet their needs? The answer lies within a sprint.

Sprints help UWFT ensure the design of a comprehensive, user-friendly and efficient system. How is this done? Through validation,...

UWFT Training: Prepping to get us ready for future-state finance work

By: 
Training Lead, UW Finance Transformation

April 20, 2021

Planning has started in the UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) program for a comprehensive, structured training program to enable UW employees to thrive in the new world of streamlined and Workday®-enabled finance and supply chain processes. We know transformation programs often result in new ways of working and in new tools and skills, which require the need for users to acquire knowledge and...

Nearing final decisions on UWFT Architect Validation and operating model

March 17th, 2021

By: Brian McCartan, Vice President for Finance
      Aaron Powell, Vice President for UW Information
      Technology and CIO

 
Most of you have already heard about the reassessment of the UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) program that started back in October 2020. We named this five-month period the Architect Validation stage (AVS). The objective of AVS is to...

The progress and ponderance of 2020

By: 
Vice President of Finance

December 15, 2020

Here we are, nearing the end of 2020 --by anyone’s standards, a year unlike most in our lifetimes. As we close it out, let’s look back at the progress the UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) program has made during this unprecedented time — working almost entirely virtually — and acknowledge our current point in time as we take a moment to ponder, assess and validate the next steps needed to best move the program...