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Workday® Sustainment Model: Owning the future

Chief of Staff and Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Office of the President & Provost; Chair, Workday Sustainment Executive Sponsor Group

September 13, 2023

Over a year and a half ago, I introduced you to our still-developing UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) operating and support model and my newly established lifestyle aboard our 42’ sailboat, Frances. On a personal note, I’m pleased to report that the Shepherds...

Workday® Finance early days show synergy and support

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...

Workday® Finance launch is a pivotal milestone, and the start of a new journey

President, University of Washington

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...

UWFT user acceptance tester: “I tried to break Workday...”

Shared Services Supervisor, Shared Payments & Purchasing

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...

Grants process changes: An insider's insight

November 16, 2022

UW Finance Transformation’s (UWFT) Research Administration Pillar (UWFT-RA) is responsible for the transformation and remediation of research administration processes and systems to uphold the research mission at the UW. The pillar comprises the Office of Research Information Services (ORIS), the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Grant and Contract Accounting (GCA), and works closely with other...