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December 06, 2012

The holiday season is in full swing and so are many aspects of the COMPASS project. The steering committee recently received a project update, and Hyperion-HCP user acceptance testing (UAT) has begun at each campus.

Steering Committee Update

On November 26, the COMPASS steering committee received another update concerning recent activities within the COMPASS project. Adam Morris and Jeff Elliott from the Data Warehouse and Reporting group provided an overview of reporting from a data warehouse standpoint. This update was different from previous data warehouse presentations in that it provided the steering committee with a basic overview of how reports get designed in order to answer strategic questions. This same presentation was provided to the campus budget officers and the human resources operational team in order to ensure there is shared understanding of the reports being developed, and to elicit feedback, for COMPASS by the Data Warehouse and Reporting team.

Other updates included the recent progress made with Hyperion-LRP and Hyperion-HCP. Hyperion-LRP is in production and user training occurred in Columbia on December 5. And, user acceptance testing for Hyperion-HCP has begun at the campuses.

The steering committee meeting wrapped up with their unanimous approval of the extension of the Oracle consultant’s contract. In order to provide the best opportunity for a successful implementation, the consultant, Ron Guerzon, will be contracted to stay as needed up to June 30, 2013.

HCP UAT in Progress

User acceptance testing (UAT) is scheduled onsite at each campus November 28-December 18. Led by Karla Dowd and Cuba Plain, the UAT participants will execute approximately 15 test scripts. Examples of Hyperion HCP functionality being tested include:

  • Changing employee status.
  • Adjusting employee salary.
  • Reviewing employee FTE distribution.

This functionality, although very similar to data entry done for Human Resources’ processes, is a sole function of utilizing Hyperion as a budgeting tool.

Issues that are found during testing are being tracked and resolved systematically using Remedy. This is to ensure all issues get recorded in a consistent manner and are given the necessary attention based on their level of criticality.

COMPASS Milestones

December is shaping up to be a busy month. The following milestones and events are just around the corner. For an updated look at the project timeline, click here.

Milestone/Event Name

Planned date

Campus UAT sessions

11/28/2012 – 12/18/2012



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