Check this page often to find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. We will continue to make updates as we move through the program stages.

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How will ATP affect me?

If you work in finance, human resources, or research administration, the goal of ATP is to make your job easier by standardizing processes and implementing technology that will adapt to meet your needs now and in the future.

Following ATP, you will:

  • Have clarity about the policies that govern your work
  • Be able to complete your work in fewer steps thanks to automated business processes
  • Complete most of your work in Workday and other modern technologies that will replace the PeopleSoft-supported Human Resource System (HRS), Shared Financial System (SFS), and many of the ancillary systems currently in place

All UW System faculty and staff will use Workday to:

  • Access payroll and benefits information
  • Enter and track professional development
  • Submit travel reimbursement requests
  • Complete other employment-related tasks

The ultimate goal of ATP is to give faculty and staff more time to focus on the University of Wisconsin System’s mission of education, research, and outreach.

How can I be involved?

We will engage with you on each new step of this journey and leverage your expertise and insights to co-create a future state that serves every UW System campus. There are many ways you can get involved, and we encourage you to!

As we move through each program stage, ATP will invite administrative staff to collaborate in design workshops, attend feedback sessions, and participate in training activities.

Are the Procure-to-Pay (P2P) and Title and Total Compensation (TTC) projects part of ATP?

P2P and TTC are independent projects from ATP, with different leadership, teams, and timelines. Read more about what is (and is not) in ATP’s scope of work.

Where is ATP right now?

ATP is a multi-year program. We currently in the Architect Stage, which we entered in May 2022.

ATP completed the Planning Stage in April 2022. Milestones included:

  • Finalizing a contract with our new Research Administration software vendor, Huron Research Suite
  • Increasing program staffing
  • Establishing a baseline for program scope, schedule, and budget
  • Board of Regents approval of Workday as the new Systemwide ERP
  • Onboarding our Workday system implementation firm, Huron

ATP completed the Prepare Stage in June 2021. Milestones included:

  • Development of program charter
  • Beginning the work to transform administrative business processes via workshops with Systemwide leaders
  • Selecting Workday as the new ERP for all UW System campuses

ATP completed the Preplanning Stage in December 2020. Early work to launch the program included:

  • Discovery workshops with faculty and staff to understand processes, challenges, and unmet needs of our current administrative systems
  • Establishing program sponsors, a leadership team, and initial team members to facilitate the work of the following stages
  • Conducting vendor demonstrations for end users to provide feedback about prospective ERP vendors

ATP received approval from the UW System Board of Regents in February 2019 to initiate a project to upgrade and modernize core administrative work. The Preplanning Stage officially began in June 2019.