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Digital Core – Improving HR., Finance and Procurement systems


Digital Core – Improving HR., Finance and Procurement systems and services

The University is committed to improving the IT systems and processes that we all work with to ensure they are simple and easy to use.  

The HR, Finance and Procurement teams commenced work to support the ‘Digital Core’ project in early 2021 to review their systems and services, and the way in which we engage with them. Processes such as the way in which we book annual leave, book onto training courses, claim expenses and make purchases will be reviewed as part of the Digital Core project.

Initial analysis work, along with the ongoing feedback we have received, indicate that current systems are dated, do not integrate well with each other, are time-consuming and can be complex. In addition, we recognise that some of the systems we use are not always easy to access when working remotely.  

The Digital Core project has invited colleagues from across the University to provide feedback on HR, Finance and Procurement systems and services. Through this vital feedback and input, we will commence a concerted effort to simplify and improve these for everyone.  

The HR, Finance, Procurement and Information Services teams will be working together to ensure we obtain input from all areas. After the teams have gathered all the feedback, they will identify an IT system that meets our requirements and brings a significant return on investment. The improved system will also benefit from additional IT security protections and resilience. 

University colleagues who are interested in finding out more about Digital Core are encouraged to visit the project’s SharePoint site which includes a range of information on timelines, the reasons for change, a feature on the procurement process and access to staff newsletter articles.

Posted on Tuesday 23rd March 2021

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