In addition to operational support of SFS, there are also various ongoing projects that UWSA will undertake to further enhance the system, improve business processes, and/or meet regulatory requirements. The page is dedicated to keeping the users of SFS informed of goals, timelines, and progress for each of these projects.
If you have ideas for future projects that the SFS Operations team should consider, please visit our Enhancement Request page.
SFS Detailed Project List and Timeline
Please note that these projects are subject to change due to regulatory requirements, changing priorities, or other factors, and that this represents our most current plan for the SFS Application over the next year.
(as of November 2014)
WISER – the New WISDM
Current efforts are focused on enhancements to WISDM along with a new look and feel. Enhancements include the ability to review multiple years of data, open more than one instance, and improved ability to personalize the application. The SFS Expense Module data will serve as the pilot for implementation of WISER. Other data will be transitioned to WISER over time. Design and timeline planning are in progress now.
We’re working on development of two new datamarts within our warehouse, “AP/PO” and “PCard”. The “AP/PO” data will consist of UW expenditures and will include vendor, purchase order, funding, and other key information related to payments made. The PCard data contains detailed information about our PCard charges (AKA level 3 data as received from US Bank). Once the datamarts are created, we’ll use Hyperion Interactive Reporting to create some standard reports, dashboards, and ad hoc query tools for analysis and feedback. Much is yet to be determined with requirements and design in progress.
The PCard datamart has been implemented to date. Queries and reports are currently being generated and can be accessed via the Hyperion Interactive Reporting tool. Feedback regarding useful queries and reports is always needed and wanted. Contact ProblemSolvers with any suggestions.
Once completed, we’ll use feedback related to these tools / data sets to help determine a strategic direction for SFS reporting.
Travel Expense Module Rollout
Rollout of the Travel and Expense module is underway. Currently 5 institutions are using the module for automated Expense Report and Travel Authorization entry. This provides the additional benefit of being able to use our new reporting tool, WISER, to review and query expense data. Several more institutes are in the “gathering requirements” phase.
If you are interested in more information or a demonstration of the module, please contact Problem Solvers and we will reach out to you.