WorkCyte: Out with the old, in with the new

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The transition from older "legacy" systems to integrated, cutting-edge technology for everyday processes has been dubbed WorkCyte, and it will, in some way, affect everyone on campus. There are several university-wide (enterprise) technology initiatives in the works, and a WorkCyte website will help campus users stay informed as they are implemented.

"The WorkCyte website is a portal where every member of the campus community can learn about what’s on the horizon, and begin to get acquainted with the improvements that are coming to Iowa State," said Francis Quinn, interim change manager in information technology.

Accessible only by ISU Net-ID login, the WorkCyte website provides updates on initiatives such as the Workday mobile-first enterprise system that will integrate ISU's finance, human capital management and student information processes.

The website launched last month with a Workday project history and timeline, frequently asked questions and a portal for questions and feedback. It also will provide a list of about 80 unit-specific project liaisons who will help with the Workday implementation, including communication and training activities. As implementation continues, more features will be added to the WorkCyte website, such as training schedules and video tutorials.

More than Workday

But the WorkCyte website won't be limited only to news about Workday. It also will provide updates on the Okta identity and security platform, and improvements to IT-based tasks (business processes) and access (service delivery) -- initiatives that will update and streamline current applications and processes.

Learning the lingo

As processes change, terminology and visual identifiers also will change. The WorkCyte website includes a glossary of terms and set of icons that will be used across the enterprise initiatives.