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Information Systems Operational Group

10 Oct 2007

Remit and membership of group set up to oversee core business IS systems

During August the Registrar and Secretary initiated the Information Systems Operational Group to oversee the ongoing implementation and development of the three core business IS systems - HR/Payroll (Northgate Resource-Link), Finance (Oracle Financials) and Student (Oracle Peoplesoft).

The Group will focus on benefits realisation, ensuring that the investment made in the new IS systems provides tangible benefits to the University. The group is chaired by the Registrar and comprises of the senior owner for each of the systems; Helen Barton - Student System, Marianne McKenzie - Finance System, Karen Heaton - HR/Payroll System, in conjunction with the Head of IT Services, Paul Harness, and Head of the Integration Service, Ben Stedman.

It is the responsibility of the Business Sponsors, who are the system owners and so ultimately accountable for the success of the systems, to enable the University to fully exploit the new environment created by the implementation of the system. It is accepted that all three systems require further work to allow full functionality to be achieved and it is this the group will coordinate.

The group will deliver its final report by the end of February 2008 and conclude its work by March 2008.