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July 12, 2012

Welcome to the second installment of your COMPASS Roadmap. The University of Missouri chose to implement COMPASS as a way to maximize limited resources and more efficiently provide timely decision-making information. This valuable strategic initiative has cleared some important milestones in the last two weeks.

Hyperion migration in progress

The COMPASS technical team has been working diligently to migrate the Financial (FIN) portion of Hyperion into the production environment. Moving into production means that FIN is no longer “behind the scenes.” When the migration is complete, the FIN application will be accessible to end users, not just the technical team.

The process of migrating into production involves multiple steps. First, the application is moved into a test environment. At that time, the application is tested and validated to make sure that it works as anticipated. After validating the application in the test environment, it is then moved into a production environment. Once again, the application is tested and validated to ensure that it’s ready for end users.

Due to the team’s hard work, the migration of FIN into the test environment was successfully completed the week of July 2. The technical team has also validated the application’s functionality and data.

The migration of FIN into the production environment is currently underway. The project team anticipates finalizing the migration and validating the application very soon.

The same migration steps were completed by the Data Warehouse team for reports associated with Hyperion. The Data Warehouse team is happy to announce that they have successfully migrated their reports into a test environment and a production environment.

What happens after migration?

With a successful migration, the work does not stop. Many groups are working hard to assist in other tasks that are part of not only FIN, but later stages of the COMPASS project. As the COMPASS project steams forward, the following is currently underway by a variety of groups across the system:

  • Position cleanup by Human Resources departments.
  • Account conversion, including salary and wage accounts.
  • User acceptance testing of budget variance reports and the PeopleSoft Budget Maintenance page.
  • Campus budget officer and fiscal officer training.
For an updated timeline of the overall COMPASS project, refer to the project timeline.

Where do I go if I need help?

With any new system, training and support are an important part of a successful implementation. On July 10 and 11, the campus budget officers received training on the PeopleSoft Budget Maintenance page and budget variance reports within Hyperion and Cognos. Training sessions for Columbia fiscal officers have been scheduled and the other campuses are currently working to schedule similar training sessions.

In addition to training, University help desks are working together across all campuses and have put a system in place for users needing Hyperion support. Users are being asked to first contact their campus help desk who will then determine the best resource:

  • Browser and desktop support: Campus help desk.
  • Policy and functional questions: Campus budget office.
  • System support: Hyperion technical team.
This process is important because it will enable us to better log and track issues which can indicate patterns and trends. This information will lead to future enhancements and better processes for the end users.

For a visual representation of this process, refer to the Hyperion Support Flowchart.

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