Vol. 1 - May 2022

Welcome to the Architect Stage

On May 2, ATP reached an important milestone with the launch of the Architect Stage. In the months ahead, we will move forward with the very exciting work to standardize business processes and implement Workday and select modules of the Huron Research Suite.

When I joined the team in February 2022, I was impressed by the foundation the ATP team has laid: We closed out the Planning Stage with a finalized scope, Workday and Huron Research Suite timelines, and a strong partnership with Huron, our Workday system implementation firm. I’m happy to report that we are well positioned for the work to come.

To mark the beginning of the Architect Stage, ATP is pleased to introduce our monthly newsletter, ATP Touchpoints. We will highlight recent program news, upcoming events, and timely information about the software implementations. We will keep you posted on our progress throughout every stage and let you know what is coming next.

I encourage you to read our newsletter, explore our website, and share your stories with us. Please forward this newsletter to your colleagues and encourage them to subscribe. We appreciate your ongoing support of ATP and the UW System.

Dr. Joanna Wang, EdD
ATP Program Executive and Chief Technology Officer

Program Roundup

Learn about what’s coming in the Architect Stage, including the collaboration between ATP Design Teams and UW subject matter experts to review business processes and learn how they can be standardized in Workday.  
Refresh your knowledge of the Administrative Transformation Program — or get to know our work — by reviewing our program overview, which includes our scope and implementation information.
See where we’ve been, where we are going, and how we will use Workday’s integrated, cloud-based platform to perform finance, human resources, and some research administration tasks following go-live in 2024. 
Join ATP for our next update on Wednesday, June 15, where you’ll hear ATP news and next steps from Program Executive and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Joanna Wang. Dr. Wang will conduct a Q&A session; send questions in advance to atp@vc.wisc.edu or submit them on the ATP website.
Looking for More?
Get the latest from our Finance, HR, Research Administration, and IT Strategy Teams.

Connections Corner

ATP’s success depends on experienced people from campuses across the UW System. We asked Kate Mollen, who joined the program from UW-Milwaukee, what about working on ATP inspires her.
"Our team includes people from various departments, divisions, and central offices, so we have great conversations about how to set up the software ... I enjoy making it work. I want to help end users do the work and provide additional value."

—Kate Mollen, Grants & Agreements Design Team Lead
Do you use UW finance, HR, or research administration systems? Share your experiences and hopes for ATP.