[Datamart-News] FW: April 5th - Functionality Request Meeting forSFMS, OSPS, and the Datamart
datamart.support at state.or.us
Thu Apr 5 07:35:21 PDT 2012
Below is a reminder about the Experts’ session of the functionality change request meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 5th, between 1:30-4:30 pm. Please reference specific details below.
Sr. Datamart Business Analyst
State Controller's Division
Data Classification: Level 1 - Published
From: scd-mail-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us [mailto:scd-mail-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of SEBASTIAN Joy * SCD SFMS
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 3:27 PM
Subject: [SCD-Mail] April 5th - Opportunity to request functionality changesto SFMS, OSPS, and the Datamart
This is a friendly reminder that the functionality sessions for Experts will be taking place tomorrow, April 5th. Please let me know if you plan to attend so that I can plan accordingly.
Again this year SFMS, SARS and OSPS are partnering to learn from agencies the answers to the following questions:
What functionality are agencies looking for in a financial system, datamart, and payroll system that they do not have today?
Although we did not meet everyone’s needs we feel very good about last year’s interactions and successes. We are excited about the opportunities and directions the answers to this question will provide us this year. As expected, we do not have additional resources, but may be able to find creative ways to meet your needs and are ready for the challenge.
We have scheduled three meetings as follows:
Manager* 1:30 to 4:30 on 3/21 in DAS Exec Building, Conference Room A
Expert** 1:30 to 4:30 on 4/5 in DAS Exec Building, Conference Room A
Novice*** 1:30 to 4:30 on 4/19 in DAS Exec Building, Conference Room A
The meetings will be broken into three distinct sections
1:30 - 2:30 SFMA discussions
2:30 – 3:30 Datamart discussions
3:30 – 4:30 OSPS discussions
Agency staff will only be expected to attend the section or sections that are relevant.
The meetings objectives are to accurately capture agencies’ suggestions regarding the less than ideal functionalities of the systems. Follow-up meetings or communications will be sent to assure we heard you correctly and then to discuss options for solutions.
*For the purposes of these meetings a manager is responsible for the work of others. We want to know what tools, reports, and/or screens would make your life easier?
**For the purposes of these meetings an expert is defined as a State of Oregon employee that has been using the system for more than five years and is performing complex transactions. We want to know what types of transactions or reporting mechanisms create the most stress for you and why.
***For the purposes of these meetings a novice is defined as a State of Oregon employee that has been using the system for one to five years. It is important for us to capture the kinds of data entry and other related challenges you experience.
Please share this with others that may be interested in attending these workgroups and let me know the attendance plans for your agency.
Joy Sebastian, MA
Acting State Controller
State Controller's Division
Department of Administrative Services
Data Classification: Level 2 - Limited
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