Enterprise Transformation is WPI's significant update of the existing technology infrastructure on campus. Once implemented, the project will dramatically improve processes and procedures across the university.
This initiative will roll out over the next four years and touch every person on campus. Enterprise Transformation will improve the user experience for faculty, staff, and students while also providing the university with the cutting-edge security standards necessary at such a competitive, research-focused institution.
What Will Enterprise Transformation Change?
As a major implementation of new systems, Enterprise Technology will change the way things are done on campus. The result will be a better way of operating--from the student projects that will be organized in a comprehensive electronic format to standardizing definitions of common personnel terms (like full-time employee). The applications are mobile-friendly, secure, and intuitive, so students, faculty, and staff will find they can complete tasks faster and with the reassurance that they are keeping WPI's valuable data safe no matter where they are in the world.
Change is never easy and we understand that change this significant can raise many questions. We are committed to keeping the community informed throughout this multi-year effort. As such, the University has created a Change Management Advisory Board to assist with managing the change that will occur.
This board is charged with developing a plan to build awareness so that all members of the community understand what changes are coming and when. Highlights of these changes include:
- Roadshow with faculty and staff to explain what the Enterprise Transformation initiative is and how it will impact staff.
- Communications in the Daily Herd to provide updates on the project.
- ITS updates to provide details on where we are in the project and key changes employees should be aware of.
- Demos to help employees understand what the system looks like.
Change Management Advisory Board
|Kristin Tichenor||Jeffrey Solomon|
|Bruce Bursten||Maureen Deiana|
|Alana Dros||Patrick Hitchcock|
|Michelle Jones-Johnson||Eleanor Loiacono|
|Rienhold Ludwig||Stacie Murray|
|Patricia Patria||Craig Shue|
|Susan Spies||John Sullivan|
Guiding Principles for Success
Ease of Use & Efficiency
We will simplify and streamline processes and use innovative tools to achieve our strategic goals.
Enterprise Transformation Timeline
WPI launches Enterprise Transformation, a four-year project to improve and advance university processes and infrastructure.
Members of the Enterprise Transformation team meet with departments and offices across campus to speak about the project and the impact these changes may have.
A series of stories in the Daily Herd outlining the different components of WPI’s Enterprise Transformation project. The stories focus on the people leading the project, managing change on campus with these new systems, and benefits to the campus community.
Demonstrations of the new systems for campus partners.
Training for all users begins in late summer in anticipation of a Fall 2018 go-live date.
The first phase of WPI’s Enterprise Transformation project launches.