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Current Projects

The OIT Project Management office tracks project status weekly to monitor and control project performance across projects managed by the PMO. Links to additional project information are provided where available.


Current Status as of 02.14.2020


Phase 4: Closing

These project teams are wrapping up work, documenting lessons learned, and preparing for stakeholder signoff.


Phase 3: Executing

These project teams are working to complete the objectives as outlined in their project scope.

  • Digital Business Services 2020 (DBS) – UCPATHHuman Resources & Budget process associated with UC Path documents and workflows – recruitment & hiring process – and identification and definition of future business processes needs and optimization opportunities. This effort will also include design, development and UAT of workflows and document management.
  • Tier Campus Success ProgramMigrate our current interim Identity registry system to the TIER identity registry product midPoint.  TIER midPoint will align UC Merced with other Universities and provide a higher level of security.
  • Alpha Financials: Implement Oracle Cloud Financials in collaboration with UC San Diego that will replace the current GL system (hosted by UCLA). In addition to having state-of-the-art financial technology, the new system will include new Budgeting application.
  • UC Merced Connect: Design and build a new communications and marketing platform that replaces Portal, Happenings, and the existing campus events calendar. CONNECT will integrate Banner, SSO, and other key campus systems so that students, faculty, and staff will be able to access a customized, secure, and modern portal experience that delivers information they want and need via mobile and desktop.
  • VPN Migration: Migrate UC Merced VPN services from End of Life Cisco ASA Platform to Palo Alto Networks Global Protect (GP) solution. Enable 2FA protection for VPN authentication.
  • TRS: Time Reporting System Replacement
  • TAMS Implementation/PAWS Replacement Project: As part of system-wide UCPath Project, UCMerced has initiated ‘Talent Acquisition Management System’ TAMS implementation that will eventually replace the legacy recruiting system ‘PAWS’. TAMS is expected to provide  enjoyable applicant experience and enable superior workflow and transparent recruitment processes.

Phase 2: Planning

These project teams are working to define a detailed scope, resource plan, budget, and project schedule.

  • Concur: Implement Concur Expense that will replace the current Expense reporting tool (Express - hosted by UCLA).  The new system will introduce the latest in travel expense reporting technology, as well as a mobile application

Phase 1: Initiating

These project teams are working on a preliminary outline of the project's scope and objectives, indentifying participants, and defining their roles and responsibilities.

  • Self Service Banner 9 (SSB) Upgrade: Upgrade the self service components of the system including Financial Aid, Accounts Receivable & Student Registration to deliver enhanced user experience, many new tools, mobile friendly experience, and significantly improved capabilities. As Banner SSB 8 & SSB 9 can be run in parallel and given the complexity, SSB 9 will be rolled out in phases- The project will be tracked in two phases- Phase I-(Operational) installations of SSB 9 modules and Phase II- Rollout of modules