Workday is anticipated to launch Wednesday, Jan. 4, and all employees will be able to log in to the new Metropolitan State University of Denver system.
Employees from across the Administration Branch have been working for a year to deliver a state-of-the-art system that brings together functionality from the Human Resources and Finance departments. The transition to Workday puts MSU Denver one step closer to achieving Pillar V of the 2030 Strategic Plan, which is to be more agile and become one of Colorado’s most desired places of employment.
What is happening with the Workday project now?
The Workday Project Team is preparing final details prior to launch. Members are testing MSU Denver’s Workday configuration and bringing together data from our old systems before making the final transition. It is exciting work but tedious. The team is expected to conclude this milestone work by mid-December.
Dec. 16 is an important date for the Workday project as it signifies months of planning and coordination from many functional areas across Human Resources, Finance and Budget, and Information Technology Services. These teams’ efforts will converge Dec. 16, when their work comes together to prepare for this final data integration. It will be a huge accomplishment and the last step before the final build of the MSU Denver Workday system.
As with any system transition of this magnitude, the Workday Project Team is prepared for some hiccups. Employees are asked to be patient and understanding as the team works through any issues. There will be several resources to help employees during the week of go-live and beyond, including a Workday help desk. Stay tuned for more information.
MSU Denver is extremely excited about the new Workday system. Workday will modernize many of the University’s HR and Finance systems and enable a host of process efficiencies, empowering lots of employee and manager self-service functionality.
For more information about Workday, see the Workday website.