People are at the heart of ConnectCarolina

It’s only natural that when we think of the ConnectCarolina project as the October 1 go-live nears that we focus on the software, the technology and the capabilities. After all, it is an integrated management system built on Oracle’s PeopleSoft … Continued

Tech tip: What happens to legacy systems?

The University still will be able to access historical data from legacy finance and human resources/payroll systems. Most of the legacy systems replaced by ConnectCarolina will be read-only accessible for at least a year to 18 months. Some legacy systems … Continued

Customer case study: Lachonya Williams

In your role as Assistant Dean of Human Resources for the College of Arts & Sciences, how you will use the new ConnectCarolina system? My role has responsibilities that encompass both EPA and SPA personnel issues, faculty, EPA non-faculty, staff, … Continued

ConnectCarolina promises data analytics feast

ConnectCarolina will enable tremendous reporting capabilities for UNC-Chapel Hill. While ConnectCarolina will provide all sorts of new capabilities upon go-live October 1, one capability is universally captivating campus administrators: reporting. For some, all the reporting that ConnectCarolina and a new … Continued

ConnectCarolina go-live: First launch in five years

As the countdown clock clicks down the days, minutes and seconds until ConnectCarolina’s October 1 go-live, it’s easy to forget that this massive, critical project for the University has commanded many years of diligent efforts by hundreds of people across … Continued

5 ways ConnectCarolina changes how we do business

Integration UNC-Chapel Hill has relied on different systems for its finance and human resources data—systems that were not integrated with each other and did not speak the same computer language. With the switch to ConnectCarolina in October, all of that … Continued

5 questions with Frances Dykstra

Frances Dykstra, Assistant Vice Chancellor for ITS Enterprise Applications, is leading her team and campus collaborators as they prepare to launch a significant new component of ConnectCarolina on Oct. 1. We asked for a sneak peak into the project. How … Continued

ConnectCarolina: Why testing matters

  In preparation for the October 1 go-live of the finance and human resources/payroll portions of ConnectCarolina, developers, business process owners and campus users tested the system for months before wrapping up the testing phase in August. Collect user feedback … Continued

Faces of ITS: Q&A with Anita Collins

Title: Change Management Senior Analyst, ITS Enterprise Applications Time with ITS: 4.5 years Personal: Anita was an Air Force brat who lived in Holland and Germany as a kid before settling in Fayetteville, Tenn. She lives in Chapel Hill with … Continued