UW Information Technology’s Information Management (IM) division provides university-wide
leadership in the development and management of UW’s major administrative business systems
including Finance, Human Resources/Payroll (HR/P), Advancement, and Facilities. IM is also responsible
for UW Enterprise Data Warehouse and business intelligence tools that provide information for decision
updated FY 2012 UW Strategic Roadmap for Information Management and Administrative
Systems (Roadmap) provides an overview of initiatives,
timelines and future direction. The UW’s strategy focuses on building an architecture that minimizes vendor lock-in, where possible, and provides flexible, next-generation functionality to support the UW’s current and future business needs.
The UW is currently moving forward with an approach to replacing and upgrading its aging
administrative business systems, starting with HR/P Modernization. IM partners with Finance and Facilities on the HR/P Modernization initiative, and provides support for the current payroll system. A modern HR/Payroll system will improve support for critical HR/Payroll functions, provide better integration throughout the employment process, strengthen regulatory compliance and provide better information for decision-making. IM also is
responsible for building and supporting Enterprise Information
Management frameworks (i.e. workflow, document imaging, data warehousing, etc.) that support administrative
systems and business processes.
Information Management is comprised of the following units:
- Enterprise Application Services
provides leadership for the applications architecture, resulting in administrative systems that are reliable,
secure, well-integrated, and fit for purpose. EAS provides leadership for the Enterprise Integration
initiative of the Enterprise Information Management infrastructure. EAS
supports the mainframe platform that serves as the backbone for the UW’s current HR/Payroll and
Finance systems. EAS also
provides the administrative systems supporting HR/Payroll, Advancement, and Facilities.
- Enterprise Information Services provides leadership and support to all UW academic and administrative units in delivering institutional data for decision making. This includes managing the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) and Business Intelligence (BI) reporting systems as well as database administration of thousands of central administrative databases. Enterprise
business intelligence and analytical tools are available through a Decision Support Web site – a single point of
access to information for users and developers of EDW data and tools.
- Finance Program supports and provides leadership for key enhancements to the University’s financial systems including electronic Faculty Effort Certification (eFECS), MyFinancial Desktop, and eProcurement Extension projects, while providing consistent and reliable delivery of financial system functionality to campus. The program works with UW partners to determine common goals for financial system enhancements that will streamline, improve, and incrementally replace outdated UW financial systems and processes.
See list of IM Contacts.