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In 2019, MSU Denver engaged Campus Works LLC to perform an ERP Assessment. Over the course of one week, the Campus Works team met with over 100 Roadrunners to gauge the prevailing opinion of the Ellucian Banner environment and appetite for change, and to make a recommendation for MSU Denver’s future ERP system strategy. In summary, Campus Works determined that the present Banner implementation was no longer effectively meeting the needs of the campus and recommended that MSU Denver consider a reimplementation or replacement of the platform.
With this in mind, in early 2020, Human Resources and Information Technology Services launched an RFP for a replacement HRIS solution with a willingness to consider both “add-on” solutions and full replacement platforms. Following a thorough bid process, Workday HCM was selected. An evaluation of the Workday Financials platform followed, and the University ultimately opted to proceed with a combined HCM/Financial implementation, supported by Collaborative Solutions LLC as the awarded implementation partner.
Workday will allow MSU Denver to reimagine the business of the University, enabling organizational efficiency and empowering our community to make timely strategic decisions, support our students and core mission, and become one of Colorado’s most desired places of employment by implementing an agile, sustainable and modern system.
Workday will replace Banner, our current HR and Finance management system. Banner is outdated and can no longer meet the evolving needs of our staff, faculty and students.
What are the benefits of implementing Workday?
By moving to Workday, employees will benefit from a system that is easy to use, equipped with powerful tools and provides lots of self-service functionalities that previously did not exist.
What does success look like?
Our people are our number one priority. By implementing Workday, we will boost employee engagement, maximize productivity and increase efficiency across the University – less time focused on processes and more time focused on our employees and students. We want to transform the way our employees work, making their lives and jobs easier. Workday will help us do that.
What is the project timeline?
Check out this high-level Workday project timeline to get a sense of the project scope.
This initiative directly supports three of the five pillars in MSU Denver’s 2030 Strategic Plan:
Pillar III: Civic and Economic Catalyst
Pillar IV: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Pillar V: Organizational Agility and Sustainability
University leadership is evaluating our Student Information System as well. Demonstrations took place in July and September, providing a look at specific functional areas of the system including student registration, degree auditing, transfer, reporting, and automation. Recordings of the demonstrations are available at:
A cross-functional working group is preparing a recommended path forward.