Monthly Archives: May 2022

May 26 Project Update

We have begun the design process for completing Effort Certification Reporting. For those who don’t know, Effort Certification allows us to report to the federal government how the grants we receive are used to support salaries and wages for faculty/staff at Miami. We expect our first reporting cycle in the new system to begin with the Fall term beginning in December 2022 after the last payroll for the term.

The annual benefits signup is coming… The team is installing Ellucian’s most recent upgrades from March so that we can evaluate using the new functionality during our enrollment period.

Now that the target date for rolling out Registration (Nov. 21, 2022) is confirmed, the team is moving forward with the initial design of the functionality. In addition, the team is contracting with an outside vendor to do load testing to ensure that the volume of students registering is handled smoothly and efficiently.

May 20 Project Update

Registration go-live is currently scheduled for November 21, 2022 – immediately following our November registration period. AR will also go live at that time to align with registration. In addition to these two rollouts, a new, streamlined approach for ePromise will also be available to our students.

Wait for it… but not too long… ePAF functionality will be rolled out in late summer. Look for information, documentation, and overviews in your regular Academic Personnel and HR communications in mid-summer.

Our go live on April 18 is officially declared a success! We’ve had over 12,000-page hits since that day and are happy to report there have been no reported issues from students or staff. Great job team! Special shout out to Heather Bechtol and Leigh Mondello-Garrett for their dedication and leadership in achieving this.

May 12 Project Update

The team is moving forward with designing the approach for Effort Certification within Self Service. Testing and Training will be done in late Fall. Upgrades are now being applied in our development and testing environments including benefits signup functionality and tax documents.

To date, no issues have been reported to IT Services by students or end-users. If no issues are reported, the project will close on May 17, 2022. Upgrades are now being applied in our development and testing environments including some accessibility fixes.

May 6 Project Update

We will soon be installing the latest available releases of Banner 9 Self Service into our development and test instances. Miami continues to meet with Ellucian to address accessibility issues in Banner 9 Self Service.

No changes since last week.

New functionality is included in the upgrades that have been requested for our development and test instances.  Stay tuned!

The team is reviewing other functionality for potential future implementation.

Staff turnover is delaying implementation.  We are strategizing options for resuming our progress for implementation.

We plan to align this implementation with Registration.

Went live on April 18! We will continue to monitor for Ellucian fixes to any open items. This is now part of our ongoing, scheduled upgrades process.

April 29 Project Update

GENERAL module
A new tab has been added to the SSB9 Configuration dashboard that allows access to the Page Audit data, so we can view the usage of SSBp pages. Auditing was turned on in PROD on 4/18/2022.

ePAF deployment is on track to go live on May 16. Workflow upgrade completed in DEVL/TEST and ready for ePAF testing.

FINANCE module
Budget Development training was held on April 26. The BDM upgrade is to be moved up, and we are considering May 9 to June 23. March Finance and AR upgrades are available and will be requested to be installed in DEVL/TEST before the scheduled June 27 date.

Awaiting fix on the defect that is causing only one Thank You letter requirement to be displayed. A correction was expected this month but there is no release number for the fix. We will continue to monitor.