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June 28, 2012


Welcome to COMPASS Roadmap!

COMPASS Roadmap is a biweekly newsletter that was created just for you! As we navigate through the COMPASS project, this newsletter is meant to keep the project team and other key players updated on the overall status of the project as well as provide specific details about milestones that have been reached and goals that are to be met. Each issue following a steering committee meeting will also include a summary of what was presented. We hope that you enjoy your new roadmap to COMPASS!


FIN Go Live Readiness

On June 21, 2012, the steering committee received an update from our project manager, Katie Lockwood. They were pleased to hear that the FIN portion of Hyperion is in the final stages of development, all hardware is prepped, the ISAM security test passed, disaster recovery plan is in place, backups are functioning, and the three pieces (Data Warehouse reports, Hyperion reports, and PeopleSoft budget maintenance interface page) will migrate into production the week of July 2. The steering committee was apprised of the vulnerability discovered during the ISAM security test concerning remote access and encouraged the project team to obtain a resolution from Oracle as soon as possible. They also voiced concerns about post-go live technical and functional support for end users, but received confirmation from Cuba Plain that general parameters are in place and will continue to be enhanced as the project progresses and more users gain access to Hyperion.

In addition to the FIN update, Adam Morris, from the Data Warehouse and Reporting team, provided a preview of sample budget variance reports within Cognos. The steering committee was particularly impressed with the ease with which reports can be run from within Cognos and viewed in Excel.


HCP Planning Continues

After three weeks of discovery, the HCP consultant was able to define our current progress as well as clarify requirements and specifications necessary for developing a plan with an eye towards a go live of October 2012. Although Matt Varner’s, the HCP expert, last day was June 22, 2012, work is being done to keep him on retainer in the upcoming months for continued knowledge transfer. As functional and technical resource availability is at a premium, this will be a well-recognized benefit for the team and COMPASS as development continues on this next portion of Hyperion.


Commitment Accounting Update

The Commitment Accounting update for the steering committee included the regretful news that our consultant, Daniel Litty, resigned at the end of May. However, it was happily noted that we did in fact get our money’s worth and have engaged over 15 consulting firms to find a replacement. Currently, the project team is evaluating the Commitment Accounting plan for implementation and consultant interviews will begin soon.

The steering committee meeting concluded with an update of the project timeline, budget and recent efforts by the organizational transformation group. They were informed of the project’s next steps and they champion our efforts. Good job team!


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