Workday go-live will be phased

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If you think July 1 will be the Monday-est of Mondays, think again. When many employees get to work on the go-live date for Workday and improved service delivery (ISD), their world will not be much different.

Much of the July 1 go-live work will be happening behind the scenes with final data and configuration checks by ISD specialists and the central offices deeply involved in the Workday system. Once the system passes its last rigorous checks at the hands of the experts, it will be opened up to campuswide access July 2.

"We have a very complex implementation process that allows us to map the different operations that have to be completed before all-campus rollout," said Kristen Constant, interim vice president and chief information officer. "We will be working on July 1 to ensure the system performance and transfer of data are complete. A portion of data transfer will continue past the first day of go-live as well."

The rest of campus will have Workday access at 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 2. Employees will receive an email with login instructions. The Workday link also will be added to Okta dashboards, the "Sign Ons" drop-down menu on the ISU homepage, the sign ons page and the online index ("Workday").

"It is important for service and technical team members to spend the first day of go-live in the new system assuring that everything works as it should, and adding in data transactions that occurred during the changeover process," said Kristi Darr, interim vice president of university human resources.