Admin IT Newsletter – June 21st

Subject: Admin IT Newsletter – June 21st

Hello Admin IT Newsletter subscribers! We hope this newsletter finds you all doing well as we head into summer.

More information, as well as an archive of previous newsletters, is available on the ASMP 2.0 Blog .

In this issue:

  • PyPE: Deploying Web Applications without Using the Mainframe
  • SailPoint IdentityIQ: Group and Role Management
  • Workday: End-to-End Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Parallel Payroll Testing, and Go-Live Planning
  • Enterprise Monitoring and Metrics: Splunk Enterprise Go-Live Date Moved
  • June IT Readiness Coordinator Meeting Topics

PyPE: Deploying Web Applications without Using the Mainframe

Using the Python Production Environment (PyPE) is a great way to be ready for whatever’s next in modern web application development, since it’s here to stay for the foreseeable future.  PyPE allows batch processing via the mainframe (and is already configured to use StoneBranch once Workload Automation goes live in July), but PyPE is not just for mainframe development; in fact, the mainframe is not required at all in order to deploy a complete web application in PyPE. For questions, please contact the PyPE team at pype-admin@utlists.utexas.edu

SailPoint IdentityIQ: Group and Role Management

SailPoint IdentityIQ is a new tool that will provide the foundation for modernizing our campus Identity and Access Management (IAM) infrastructure. One of its key features is group and role management, which has the potential to greatly improve the process of provisioning and deprovisioning application and system access for employees as they join, change roles within, and leave the University. At the June 30, 2016 IT Readiness Coordinator meeting, C.W. Belcher will provide an overview of SailPoint IdentityIQ and its group and role management functionality. We will also discuss how you can get involved in providing use cases for group and role management testing and how you can become an early adopter.

Workday: End-to-End Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Parallel Payroll Testing, and Go-Live Planning

HCM/Payroll’s end-to-end testing ends June 24, and the team will be finishing up test scenarios and associated rework this week. CSUs that have integration’s with Workday in scope for this cycle of end-to-end testing are testing their integration’s. Integration kick-off meetings included members of the ASMP functional and integration’s teams, SMEs from central processing offices as appropriate, the assigned Workday developer, and the CSU or external contact. So far we have tested 60 of the 76 integration’s, and test sessions for other integration’s are scheduled for this week.

As end-to-end testing comes to a close, the team will focus on two major activities: User Acceptance Testing (July–Aug.) and Parallel Payroll Testing (Aug.-Nov.). In late Nov., a second cycle of combined end-to-end testing will begin with Workday Financials.

The project has begun to plan out the go-live deployment at a more granular level. The Workday go-live date is schedule for July 10, 2017 with a system-of-record effective date of July 1, 2017. In mid-June, 2017, there will be a freeze on transactions submitted in HRMS to allow the ASMP conversion team to extract and load data from legacy to Workday. As we continue to finalize more details and dates, they will be communicated to campus.

Enterprise Monitoring and Metrics: Splunk Enterprise Go-Live Date Moved

The release date for Splunk Enterprise has been moved from July 18 to Sept. 19, 2016. As one of the ASMP Technical Architecture services, Splunk provides monitoring and analytical capabilities for on-premise solutions. It is not a Workday go-live critical service, so is not expected to affect work being done for the Workday go-live date.

For more information about Technical Architecture services, refer to the Technical Architecture wiki.

If you have questions or comments about these services, contact the Service Owner listed in the New Tools & Services table or send an email to asmp-tai-ocm@utlists.utexas.edu.

June IT Readiness Coordinator Meeting Topics

The June 30th IT Readiness Coordinator Meeting will be held in the AVAYA Auditorium (POB 2.302) from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Topics include:

  • Deploying web applications in PyPE
  • SailPoint IdentityIQ overview
  • FIS central dependencies update (e.g. centralized receivables, credit card, etc.)
  • Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)-How an Alpha user has used the ESB to solve business challenges
  • System scoping and decommissioning tools to support CSUs Workday go-live readiness

More information about the topics in this newsletter can be found on the ASMP 2.0 Admin IT Wiki. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or you would like to share information with the community, send an email to the App Mod team at ASMP-App.Mod@austin.utexas.edu.

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