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Penn State Completes Modernization and Cloud Migration of HR and Payroll Systems


Penn State has successfully completed the implementation of a new
enterprise-wide human resources and payroll system based on Workday®
software. The University partnered with Accenture
(NYSE:ACN) on planning and implementation following a competitive
procurement process for the multi-year project, which began in 2015.

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Pennsylvania State University (Photo: Business Wire)

Pennsylvania State University (Photo: Business Wire)

Joe Doncsecz, Penn State's Associate Vice President for Finance and
Corporate Controller, noted that the new system will advance
effectiveness on multiple levels. "Transitioning to the cloud-based
solution enhances flexibility, facilitates upgrades and boosts
operational efficiency and security," he said.

Mary Beahm, Interim Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human
Resources Officer, added, "The new HR and payroll system is a key
component of our comprehensive transformation strategy designed to
better position Penn State Human Resources to successfully support the
goals of the University."

The system launched in December 2017 and is a part of Penn State's HR
Business Process Transformation project, which garnered the 2018
HR Innovation Award
from the College and University Professional
Association for Human Resource (CUPA-HR). The Workday system replaced
legacy technology in concert with organizational and process
streamlining across the institution.

"Penn State is in the front ranks of universities moving to more
powerful, cloud-based HR and payroll platforms," said Ryan Gaetz, who
leads Accenture's Workday practice for government and education. "The
new platform brings better access to data and analytics, befitting an
institution of Penn State's stature, and supports the University's
dedication to continuous improvement in all areas of HR."

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