Information Management


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.

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, Finance, and Student 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 the University. 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.


Aaron Powell
Associate Vice President for Information Management
Email | 206-685-2676
UW Mailbox: 359565

See list of IM Contacts.