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.