University Hires Workday Support Manager: ERP Upgrades Coming Soon


James Morrison has joined the U of A to lead our campus in using and optimizing Workday. As Senior Director of the User Solutions Team, Morrison joins the university with deep experience in successfully negotiating the alignment of business processes with technology platforms at multiple higher education institutions and in the private industry. Under his leadership, Project One’s Workday optimization efforts will continue to improve how Workday supports our finance and HCM operations.

“The addition of James to our University team creates great potential and opportunity to enable effective and efficient administrative transactions, reporting capabilities and coordination across all functional areas. His experience and can-do attitude brings a fresh perspective and energy on campus,” said Ann Bordelon, Vice-Chancellor. for finance and administration. During his first three weeks on the job, Morrison oriented himself to campus, made connections, and learned about campus needs for Workday optimization.

Morrison joins the university as Workday nears its next semester release on September 10 and the launch of Payment Works on September 16, as described below (visit UAF Workday Resources to stay informed about Workday and access training materials). As Morrison navigates these Workday improvements and adjusts to his new role, he said, “I am impressed with the people at the University of Arkansas — everyone has been willing to share their experiences and hopes. with Workday. I really enjoy working with people to combine efficient processes with technology in a way that serves our land grant mission. »

September 10 release

Workday implements two major releases per year, and we’re excited for the changes coming with WD2022R2 on September 10! Major updates include transforming the Workday inbox into My Tasks (see below) and displaying a user’s University ID number on their profile header.

To stay informed about Workday updates and releases, visit Labor day news. In addition to the latest posting guides, we’ve also added a section called “Submit a question” that uses Yammer to provide up-to-date FAQs. It’s important to remember that scheduled releases may be postponed or canceled, so be sure to bookmark this web page and check for updates.

Inbox transformation

Your Workday inbox moves to My Tasks, with a new look and new features. The My Tasks section will include your current and archived items, a simplified filter, and a link to manage delegations. For more information on this change, visit the My tasks UAF Workday resources page.

payment works

PaymentWorks will be available from September 16. This is an easy-to-use web portal that will allow campus organizations to invite potential vendors to complete an online onboarding process and become vendors. Suppliers submit their identity, which is automatically verified against third-party data sources. This will help streamline a vendor onboarding process while reducing risk. For more information, visit the PaymentWorks UAF Workday resources page.


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