An IS Project
in the Delivery/Support space. This is Project 41 in the SAP Release 3 list of
This page last updated 07/27/99
The email used to summarize the project to its sponsors and SAP-Plan is posted here.
The hard cut-over date for breaking the one-to-one mapping is ratified as 9/1/1999.
Larry Connelly(CAO), Bob Ferrara (IS), Bil Huxley (CAO), Bob Murray (MR), David Rosenberg (MR), Rob Smyser (IS), Scott Thorne (IS), Mary Ann Donofrio (CAO), Patrick Fitzgerald (OSP)
The whole team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our site: http://web.mit.edu/newfinarch/
The inaugural and standing agenda for the project includes these tasks. Project tasks are accomplished in the context of one of these agenda items.
0. Of what exactly does the "SAP Financial Architecture" consist?
1. Monitor "stack" feeds conversions, including payroll
2. Departmental (and Internal Provider) Outreach
3. Provide help for new data extracts from the MIT Data Warehouse
4. Ensure SAP feeds conform to the new financial architecture
5. Communications to MIT community (e.g. Tech Talk)
Latest status for each of these agenda items taken from latest meeting notes. (July 1999)
0. Progress on finalizing new architecture.
Wayne Turner passed out a highly informative two page summary of the conversion architecture status. These are highlights of Wayne's summary. The whole job is not yet finished.
1. Monitor "stack" feeds conversions, including payroll.
The "stack" has been retired. This is a true milestone. The June closing marked the final run with the last four stack feeds - the 2 payrolls, plant, and the telecomm JV feed. Fred Crowley reported that Payroll has been completely converted 7/6 notation and that it was a considerably larger project than it first appeared. Payroll was far and away the toughest challenge, congratulations to the crew that pulled this off
2. Departmental (and Internal Provider) Outreach.
A. Letter to Departments and AOs.
This was sent out in March, and then followed up School and Area Coordinators departmental visits.
B. Faculty Web Pages.
It was felt the Faculty Newsletter was not the proper venue for a detailed administrative message. However, there is a link from the new web site designed for faculty members at http://web.mit.edu/faculty/. Bob Murray wrote a summary on the 7/6 conversion process.
C. SAP@MIT newsletter.
With the new FSS reorganization, there has not been an edition for some time. Also, reponsibility for the newsletter has transferred from Linda Lancaster to John Hynes. Bob Murray is on the editorial board, and will work to include the 7/6 conversion as a topic in the next issue.
D. Central Offices.
There was discussion on how long the central offices, such as the Travel Office and Procurement should continue to accept 5 digit accounts on paper (e.g. Requests for Payment). Currently, the account numbers/object codes are being converted. Larry will talk to the Travel and Procurement Offices on how to proceed after June 30th.
3. Provide help for new data extracts from the MIT Data Warehouse.
4. Ensure SAP feeds conform to the new financial architecture.
5. Update Web Pages and Project Plan.
6. Historical Data Conversion.
Last modified: 1999-07-27 by email@example.com