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 making.
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 Data &
Analytics 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),
Business Intelligence (BI) systems, and data management solutions that
support effective, secure access to, and use of, institutional data.
Enterprise business intelligence and analytical tools, data and training
are available through the Decision Support
website—the single point of access to information for users and
developers of EDW data and tools.
- Enterprise Information Services
provides database administration of thousands of central administrative databases.
- 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.