All campuses across the Universities of Wisconsin will transform business processes and introduce enabling technology in a single implementation phase, as part of a plan called the unified approach. This approach is expected to deliver program benefits, including streamlined business processes, better data transparency, and improved cybersecurity, to all UW institutions simultaneously.
To execute the unified approach successfully, ATP will adhere to the following guiding principles:
UW–Madison’s needs must be met. Given UW–Madison’s size and intricacies, it is critical for the success of ATP (across the UW) that UW–Madison’s specific needs are met. Therefore, UWSA and UW–Madison will provide project leadership to encourage and balance input from all campuses while remaining focused on UW–Madison’s specific and critical needs. If System resources are not available at the level needed, this may cause delays, but UW–Madison will be able to move forward with implementation on their campus.
Collaboration and strategic alignment. Success of any transformation and ERP project is predicated on strong collaboration and alignment of all parties involved. This will be even more critical in the unified approach. UW–Madison and Universities of Wisconsin representatives will be dedicated to working collaboratively across all areas of the program, to ensure the program’s success for all parties — not just those they represent.
Campus benefit realization. Current human resource, finance, and research management systems are obsolete, distributed, and hosted on premises. All UW campuses must instead benefit from modern, cloud-based, integrated administrative systems.