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Successful Transition of Financial Systems

From: 
Diane Goddard, Vice Provost for Administration and Finance
Sent: 
Monday, December 4, 2017, 1 p.m.
To: 
KU Lawrence All Staff, Faculty and Affiliates

Sent on behalf of Diane Goddard, Vice Provost for Administration and Finance

Colleagues,

The Financial Systems Transformation (FST) team has successfully completed the transition to Oracle’s Financials in the Cloud (FITC), which replaces PeopleSoft FSKU financials and KUPPS procurement systems. FITC is now available for you and your colleagues to use. You can access the system at financials.ku.edu, or via links within the Financial Systems Resource Center in myCommunity and the myKU portal.

The FST project is large and complex, involving five new systems: FITC, Concur for travel expenses, Streamlyne for research, Planning and Budgeting Cloud Services (PBCS), and Oracle Analytics Cloud service for business intelligence. These systems bring new capabilities and position the University for the future. Our two-year effort isn’t complete, but we have now accomplished the most important milestones. I appreciate the efforts of the many people who have worked to make this project successful.

As the Provost shared in her Strong Ties message on Nov. 20, more than 150 people have devoted thousands of hours to the implementation, including planning, design, development, system testing, and training the campus community. Our goal always has been to successfully deliver a system that meets the needs of users and is free of major issues from day one. We expect minor technical issues may arise, and we anticipate some challenges as users learn the new systems and adopt new business processes.

We appreciate your thoughtful feedback and patience as we work to iron out any wrinkles, and we will work diligently to resolve issues as quickly as possible. Please send questions, concerns and feedback to fsku@ku.edu.

To learn more about the FST project and the new systems, and to find training opportunities, please visit fst.ku.edu. We will continue to post updates and additional information for the foreseeable future.

Again, thank you for your patience and support as we continue our efforts to transform our campus financial systems.

Thanks,

Diane Goddard
Vice Provost for Administration and Finance

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