Washington State University says a makeover of the university’s payroll, human resources and financial services systems will provide a major, and much needed, upgrade. Idaho Public Radio’s Glenn Mosley reports. (:60)
Washington State University President Kirk Schulz says he enjoyed the book and movie “Ready Player One,” but when it comes to the university’s computer systems:
President Kirk Schulz: “I enjoyed “Ready Player One,” which is, I thought, a great book, and the movie was also really good, but it brought back that 70s and 80s nostalgia when I was kind of growing up and going to high school. However, it’s nostalgic to think about seeing the movie, not using the technology from that era, and that is exactly where our computer system was.”
And so WSU is underway with a three year ‘Modernization Initiative’ to move the university’s antiquated payroll, human resources and financial services into the 21st century.
The WSU Board of Regents this summer approved a $30-million software package called Workday, a cloud-based system used by higher education institutions all around the country.
University officials have said that without the upgrade, WSU would be risking a system failure because of the age of the technology now being replaced.
I’m Glenn Mosley.
Posted August 24, 2018