Admin IT Newsletter – Apollo Roadmap, Financial Data Crosswalks, and More

In this edition of the ASMP 2.0 Admin IT Newsletter, we offer updates on the migration of existing services to new alternatives, how to manage data retrieval needs, and tools to bridge existing system requirements with future system needs. More information as well as an archive of previous newsletters is available on the Admin IT Wiki.

In this issue:

  • Spotlight on Service Oriented Architecture – Part II
  • Authorization Repository: Migration from Apollo
  • REST Service and the Institutional Data Store (IDS)
  • Workday Financial Data Model (FDM) Crosswalks

Spotlight on Service Oriented Architecture – Part II

The second in a two-part series of in-depth articles exploring Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is now available. In the first article we offered insights into how developers use a SOA approach to work with programs and applications. In this second article, we discuss how SOA implementation will affect campus directly.

Authorization Repository: Migration from Apollo

As part of ASMP 2.0, the Identity and Access Management (IAM) team is creating a roadmap for Apollo, the mainframe-based central authorization repository, to plan for modifications for the eventual retirement of Apollo. Learn more about the impact to Administrative IT systems and the progress Apollo is making in support of the migration from the Human Resources Management System (HRMS) to Workday.  Please reference the Apollo Roadmap wiki page for more details, or contact

REST Service and the Institutional Data Store (IDS)

ASMP 2.0 has developed the Institutional Data Store (IDS) REST Service which is intended to provide direct programmatic access to authoritative institutional data for new systems and mainframe-based systems that are being rewritten, and the institutional data is provided to campus via a standard web service call. REST is an architectural style, which can be used to develop lightweight and scalable web services, sometimes called RESTful services. For more information, or to learn more about inquiring for new services, visit the wiki or contact

Workday Financial Data Model (FDM) Crosswalks

A crosswalk is a tool for translating current concepts and terminology into a format that functions with newly implemented systems. In the case of the Workday Financial Data Model (FDM), crosswalks are being built between existing UT financial account information and the new Workday FDM values. This will be useful for future data and reporting. To learn more about the crosswalks and their related assumptions, mapping, and business rules, please visit the crosswalk wiki. For more information contact:

If you have any specific questions on other topics related to the decommissioning of applications or the new technical architecture, visit the Admin IT wiki FAQ page.

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