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Workday® Finance early days show synergy and support

By: 
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...

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

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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...

UWFT Workday Training: equipping you for the new world of finance

By: 
Training Lead, UW Finance Transformation

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...

An institutional priority…what to know about UWFT right now

By: 
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...

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In less than 18 months, UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) will go live and begin to transform our fragmented and out-of-date finance policies, processes and systems.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...

UWFT VOICES: Gail Rogers, Technical Pillar Lead, UW Finance Transformation

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UW Finance Transformation

The Dauntless Spirit Driving UWFT's Technical Pillar

October 19, 2021

Gail Rogers brings many years of senior-level success in building strong, cohesive teams to achieve business and IT strategic goals and deliver complex, large-scale technology solutions. She has experience across several industries and technologies including SAP, Oracle, geographic information systems and business intelligence. Gail joined the...