With less than a year to go before the launch of its new Human Resources and Finance system in April 2020, UBC is getting ready to “spend less time chasing information and more time on [its] strategic priorities.” The new platform, called Workday, is the first phase of UBC’s Integrated Renewal Program (IRP) — a multi-year, ambitious journey that will modernize the university’s administrative processes and system environments.
“I’m excited for when people start to realize what is possible with the new system and processes. Once our students, faculty, staff, and information come together in one system, it will allow us to fundamentally change how we do things in a lot of small but significant ways,” says Peter Smailes, Vice-President, Finance & Operations at UBC and lead executive sponsor of IRP.
IRP is key to the success of Strategy 5 (Systems Renewal) of UBC’s strategic plan. Through this transformation, the university will be able to facilitate greater collaboration, innovation and agility of its processes.
Read this interview with Peter Smailes to learn more about what IRP represents for the future of UBC’s students, faculty and staff.