Admin IT Newsletter – Dec. 20, 2016

Hello Admin IT Newsletter subscribers!

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

In this issue:

  • ASMP: HCM/Payroll Snapshot to Occur Dec. 22
  • Workday Feasibility Assessment Report
  • Django Training Available Jan. 3 and 4
  • Review of New Services Released Since May

Publishing note: Due to the holiday break, the Admin IT Newsletter’s next issue will be Jan. 17. Have a safe and happy holiday!

ASMP: HCM/Payroll Snapshot to Occur Dec. 22
For those areas that are integrating with Workday HCM/Payroll and may want to synchronize their data with Workday HCM/Payroll converted data for testing or other purposes, please note that the extract date for ASMP’s next HCM/Payroll tenant build (P5) is now Thur., Dec. 22 at 5:30pm. (It was originally announced for Wed., Dec. 21.) Any changes to be reflected in the next tenant must be final approved in HRMS before the close of business Thursday, Dec. 22. The P5 tenant will be used for activities, such as role mapping, in spring 2017. Another snapshot may occur near the start of the spring semester and may be used instead of the Dec. 22 date, but to best ensure having the most up-to-date data in the next Workday tenant, please work toward the Dec. 22 date. For more information, contact Laura Marshall at

Workday Feasibility Assessment Report
The objective of the Workday Feasibility Assessment Report, the first preliminary assessment delivered by KPMG, was to assess the feasibility of a July 2017 go-live date. This report provides key observations pertaining to this date only. Subsequent assessments will build upon this report and provide further detail on the items contained within it as well as a more comprehensive assessment of ASMP as a whole.

KPMG has deemed that the current go-live date is no longer feasible. In January, KPMG will provide a final comprehensive assessment and plan for continued monitoring through Workday go live. Visit to see the initial feasibility report and executive communications from Chief Financial Officer Darrell Bazzell.

Django Training Available Jan. 3 and 4
As part of the Administrative Systems Modernization Program (ASMP), the university’s new training, Django: Beyond the Basics, is now available for registration. The first offering will take place on January 3rd and 4th from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in FAC 227. There is also a remote learning option available for those who work off campus.

Django: Beyond the Basics is intended for those who have experience using Django with the mainframe and would like to expand their knowledge. The course will teach participants how to use Django with a SQL database to create and manage web application development. Course topics include the admin interface, advanced templates, caching, forms, models, REST APIs, and unit testing.

For more information about the eligibility requirements and to enroll, send an email to

Review of New Services Released Since May
Since May, ASMP has released 6 new Services with a total of 12 individual product offerings. With each Service release, ASMP also provides training resources and support for users and developers. Below is a list with descriptions and links to new Services.

  • Virtual Machine(released May 2016) – Provides servers to stand up purchased or built solutions so developers don’t have to maintain their own machines.
  • Database Hosting(released May 2016) – Provides an enterprise-level relational database service with product offerings like Oracle and MySQL. Although we have been hosting databases for decades now, TAI is providing upgrades that will ensure continued support.
  • Integration Services(released June 2016) – Most notable among this Service release is the Enterprise Service Bus powered by MuleSoft, which provides the integration platform to allow for the transport and translation of data between systems. RabbitMQ, a message broker, and the MuleSoft API registry are the other two Offerings in the Integration Service.
  • Enterprise Orchestration(released July 2016) – Better known as Stonebranch, this Service provides a mechanism to schedule processes and workstreams.
  • Development Operations(released August 2016) – GitHub provides version control for source code and documentation. Artifactory provides version control for binary artifacts, integrations, and other files.

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