U-M IT Strategic Initiative
Aggressively streamline the administrative systems in order to reduce administration and compliance burden on users.
This initiative will increase the amount of time people in the U-M community spend working on their mission and improve the user experience when using technology. It will also help prepare the systems for an eventual move to a cloud-based provider, which will reduce the total cost of ownership, and expand the capacity for value-added initiatives to further the university’s mission.
- Optimize and standardize current end-to-end business processes to use industry best practices that are provided by our administration systems.
- Standardize management reports for university units, in order to increase consistency in reporting while decreasing the total number of reports.
- Review current administrative system customizations and remove or streamline changes that are unused or increase complexity for users.
- Eliminate shadow and supplemental administrative systems and reports when it is possible to combine multiple systems into a common solution.
If you have questions or comments, or are interested in having a representative from the Office of the CIO facilitate a discussion about the plan with your team, contact the IT Strategic Planning Team at IT.Strategic.Planning@umich.edu.