The QUASR Executive Committee met earlier today and reviewed progress towards the January 1st implementation date for QUASR .
The Executive Committee decided to provide extra time to ensure that configurations for individual departments and final updates to the system identified through extensive user testing have been verified. It will also provide an extra measure of assurance that appropriate security controls are in place as well as client services and help desk support for users during the transition. The new system will be implemented by the end of February, at the latest.
“Final testing of the new system and extensive training of several hundred users has been proceeding well, and a tremendous amount of work has been completed to date by everyone engaged in the HR PeopleSoft effort, ” said co-chairs Caroline Davis, Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration), and Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).
However, while the system could be launched in late December, Executive Committee felt it was important to take extra time to verify completion and ensure readiness of various administrative and technical support operations before signing off on more than 16 dimensions considered in the final readiness assessment.
The HR PeopleSoft system affects the entire university community with critical production processes, such as payroll. It is enormously complex and integrated with Queen’s own Finance, Student, Research and service provider systems as well as external HR service providers. The system must also support HR policies, audit requirements and collective agreements, many of which have been recently completed or are in negotiation.
Along with a review presented to Audit Committee of the University’s Board of Trustees this week, updates on continuing progress will be provided to the campus community in the weeks ahead.
The QUASR Executive CommitteeNovember 29, 2011