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 two years.
Reporting Planning and Analysis
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, “Spend” and “PCard”. The Spend data will consist of UW expenditures and will include vendor, purchase order, funding, and other key information related to payments made. The PCard data will be 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.
Once in place, we’ll use feedback related to these tools / data sets to help determine a strategic direction for SFS reporting.
Expense Module Rollout
Currently finalizing the build phase and starting to test. We’ll focus on testing and fine tuning the system set up during the next several weeks then prepare for training and implementation. We’re on track for an April 1, implementation for our pilot institutions.
Overall the requirements and design have gone well with few issues / changes needed in the current set up. We anticipate that existing functionality will be easily merged with our pilot institutions’ business processes.
Attachments in JET
The ability for JET to accept attachments and pass them on to SFS is in the works. Files attached in JET will pass to SFS and be attached to journals there. For IUJ’s the files will be attached to each BU’s journal. This functionality is expected to be delivered in April.
SFS Road Map
Please note that this road map is 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 five years.