SFS Projects

In addition to operational support of SFS, there are also various ongoing projects that UWSA will undertake to further enhance the system, improve business processes, and/or meet regulatory requirements.  The page is dedicated to keeping the users of SFS informed of goals, timelines, and progress for each of these projects.

If you have ideas for future projects that the SFS Operations team should consider, please visit our Enhancement Request page.



SFS Detailed Project List and Timeline

Please note that these projects are subject to change due to regulatory requirements, changing priorities, or other factors, and that this represents our most current plan for the SFS Application over the next two years.

Operations Project List


Project Updates

(as of August 2014)

Maintance pack updates and peopletools upgrade

A project is underway to upgrade SFS to integrate Oracle delivered Maintenance Packs and Bundles. This upgrade consists of Maintenance Packs 12 and 13, and Bundles 30 and 31. We will also be upgrading PeopleTools (PT) from version 8.52 to version 8.53. The current anticipated completion date is November 17, 2014. If you would like to be involved in the testing for this project or have any other questions regarding this project, please contact Sharon Schwartz at: sschwartz@uwsa.edu or call 608-890-3209.

WISER – the new WISDM

Current efforts are focused on enhancements to WISDM along with a new look and feel.  Enhancements include the ability to review multiple years of data, open more than one instance, and improved ability to personalize the application.   The SFS Expense Module data will serve as the pilot for implementation of WISER.   Other data will be transitioned to WISER over time.  Design and timeline planning are in progress now.

Data Warehouse

We’re working on development of two new datamarts within our warehouse, “AP/PO” and “PCard”.  The "AP/PO" data will consist of UW expenditures and will include vendor, purchase order, funding, and other key information related to payments made.  The PCard data contains detailed information about our PCard charges (AKA level 3 data as received from US Bank).  Once the datamarts are created, we’ll use Hyperion Interactive Reporting to create some standard reports, dashboards, and ad hoc query tools for analysis and feedback.  Much is yet to be determined with requirements and design in progress.

The PCard datamart has been implemented to date. Queries and reports are currently being generated and can be accessed via the Hyperion Interactive Reporting tool. Feedback regarding useful queries and reports is always needed and wanted. Contact ProblemSolvers with any suggestions.

Once completed, we’ll use feedback related to these tools / data sets to help determine a strategic direction for SFS reporting.

Travel Expense Module Rollout

Currently finalizing the build phase and starting to test.  We’ll focus on testing and fine tuning the system set up during the next several weeks then prepare for training and implementation.  We’re on track for an April 1, implementation for our pilot institutions.

Overall the requirements and design have gone well with few issues / changes needed in the current set up.  We anticipate that existing functionality will be easily merged with our pilot institutions’ business processes.




SFS Road Map

Please note that this road map is subject to change due to regulatory requirements, changing priorities, or other factors, and that this represents our most current plan for the SFS Application over the next five years.

SFS Upgrade Roadmap