I was the Project Manager for the University of Exeter’s Future Finance Transformation Project. We redeveloped the operating model for Finance and Research services implementing TechnologyOne products.
Previously, I was head of Business Information at Falmouth University for 10 years where I implemented a range of systems for finance, customer-relationship management, student timetabling, online payments and more. With an MBA and a long background in software and business implementation, I’ve also worked in support development and sales and have a lot of experience in higher education.
What brought you to UoD Business Transformation?
The successes of Exeter made me want to come here to work on the transformation programme. It’s ambitious in scope and has a team with great experience across the piece. I really believe the change we can achieve working with the teams across the University will get the best out of our processes and enable a step change in how the University uses its business systems. Having worked at Exeter with TechnologyOne, the vendor of the OneUniversity solution, I’ve also been able to bring my strong relationship with the company and its consultants forward into my new role.
I’m excited to have the chance to deliver support towards the strategic growth which drives Dundee’s objective of becoming Scotland’s best University.
The Workload Allocation Modelling System (WAMS), a project aimed at improving how the University tracks and plans academic workload, is now live with the Teaching and Scholarship area of the system. Education and Social work will be the first School to adopt the new solution with other Schools following on during April and May.
The off-the-shelf solution is supplied by Simitive, a Bristol-based company which specialises in tools to improve organisational performance.
The University is moving away from ‘silo’ working practices and the current spreadsheet-based model and there is a wealth of information that the University can’t currently access or use in an efficient manner.
The solution will integrate with other systems including Finance, HR and Payroll, Research Management and Student and Curriculum Management and will provide embedded reporting and data analytics capability. It will also provide greater transparency and greater ease of access for users.