ConnectND is an implementation of the PeopleSoft Financial Supply Chain Management (FSCM), Human Capital Management (HCM), and Campus Solutions (CS) applications across North Dakota’s state government and university system. Implementation began in April of 2002 with a pilot, and the initial scope of implementation was completed by July of 2005.
During the implementation, state government and NDUS project teams worked closely with an implementation partner to minimize conflicts and establish priorities. Ultimately, a long-term governance structure was created to operate the current platforms and enhance functionality.
The Chief Information Officer is one of the ConnectND Executive Sponsors. In addition, ITD provides ConnectND with Hosting, Project Management, Software Development, and Business Intelligence services.
The Office of Management and Budget website contains the PeopleSoft Portal and a list of ongoing ConnectND PeopleSoft Projects.
Original Project Charter Objectives
- Develop self-service applications
- Take advantage of system integration
- Utilize best business practices
- Minimize customizations to the application
- Interface to legacy systems that are not being replaced
- Prepare the State’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
- Standardize data classification throughout the state
- Provide a statewide procurement system
- Provide a statewide human resource system
- Remain competitive as an organization and attract students
- Eliminate the risk of legacy system failure
Benefits of Enterprise Resource Planning
- Reduces or eliminates “Shadow Systems”
- Leverages statewide integration on common system
- Establishes a self-service environment for vendors
- Establishes a self-service environment for employees
- Improves self-service environment for students & faculty
- Integrates workflow and industry best practices
- Reduces dependence on paper
- Creates a platform for re-engineering business practices and continued process improvement
- Develops a cross-trained workforce