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, the multi-year initiative to replace Penn State’s legacy HR-payroll system with a cloud-based system by Workday, began in early 2015 and is scheduled to be in production in June 2017. Workday will provide more functionality, flexibility, and the ability for the University to scale our enterprise systems including payroll, benefits and time tracking.
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.