Enterprise Project Management Office
The Enterprise Project Management Office oversees the day-to-day operations of Penn State’s enterprise-wide projects, such as the replacement of the student information system (LionPATH), HR-payroll (WorkLion), and the financial system (SIMBA).
LionPATH is the student information system that supports student-related administrative processes of the University including admissions, registration, grade reporting, billing, financial aid disbursement, and graduation. A phased roll-out of the system began in August of 2015 and was completed on January 31, 2017. The LionPATH Development and Maintenance Organization (LDMO) supports system operations and handles enhancements as well as other system changes. The LDMO works in close collaboration with key functional offices and the LionPATH Governance Committee.
WorkLion is the HR and Payroll system that was launched on December 10, 2017, after 2 years of implementation activities. The University-wide deployment included Human Capital Management, Payroll, Benefits, Time Tracking and Talent Management. WorkLion replaced Penn State's legacy systems with a cloud based solution, Workday. Users of the system include faculty, staff, technical service employees, student employees, and Graduate Assistants.
SIMBA is the new financial system that will replace the current IBIS system. This project will begin in the spring of 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2020. The goals of the new system are to provide a modern, intuitive solution to effectively plan, budget, manage, and steward the University’s assets and resources to meet the expectations of internal and external stakeholders.