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U of T’s SAP Administrative Management Systems: successful upgrade, improved performance

It required a solid plan, methodology and a strong team, and after over a year of hard work the S/4HANA Migration launched successfully in early November 2020. This represented a massive technical upgrade to U of T’s SAP Administrative Management Systems that will set the stage for improved overall system performance and future modernization.  “This project was lucky to have not only an exceptional …

Changes to External Email Banner

Dear Colleagues,   A number of issues have been brought to our attention regarding the new external email banner initiative designed to warn U of T employees and students of emails originating outside the university.     The banner is just one part of our strategy to mitigate malicious and sophisticated email attacks directed at the university community and may be removed …

U of T’s SAP Administrative Management Systems upgrade launches November 3

On November 3, 2020, U of T will launch the next phase of an upgrade to its Administrative Management Systems (AMS) – called the S/4HANA Migration. The new platform will create the foundation for improved overall system performance and future modernization of the SAP systems. U of T’s Financial Information System will be a core …

Remodeled Student Information Systems Website to launch later this fall

Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration’s Student Information Systems (SIS) is working to replace its current SIS for Staff website with a more secure, modern, and up to date SharePoint site. It’s a development that will provide users with an improved user experience thanks to its new design, accessible interface, extended search results and accessibility features. …

U of T external email banner launches September 30

Information Security and Enterprise Applications and Solutions Integration are pleased to announce that the new external email notification banners for UTmail+ (Office 365)  will be rolled out university wide on September 30. The banner will help to protect U of T from hacking and phishing attempts, and will also protect faculty, staff and students’ valuable information. These banners will appear on all emails originating …

Upcoming upgrade of U of T’s SAP Administrative Management Systems

Starting in November 2020, U of T will launch the next phase of an upgrade to its Administrative Management Systems (AMS) – called the S/4HANA Migration. While changes to business processes will be minimal, the transition will create the foundation for improved overall system performance and future modernization of the SAP systems at U of …

AMS Password Policy Change and AMS Outage August 22

In an effort to implement best practices and increase security, Enterprise Applications & Solutions Integration is implementing a new password policy  for U of T’s Administrative Management System. While this update will occur on Saturday, August 22, it will take effect when  users are prompted for their regularly scheduled password change (this normally this happens …

EASI Retirements: August 2020

Congratulations to Gaye Wignall, who will be retiring on August 31 after 31 years of dedicated service to the university. Gaye joined the Student Information Systems team in January 2000 and has worked on a broad range of projects, including ROSI, ROSI Express, Convocation, Degree Explorer, Varsity Blues Registration System, StarRez and OUAC. Learn more …

Peak enrolment 2020: two years after platform modernization improvements

It’s been over two years since U of T completed a massive upgrade to its student information system. After converting millions of lines of code and replacing an aging server, how did the system handle peak enrolment this year?  On July 31, over 35,000 Faculty of Arts & Science students logged in to ACORN during the largest enrolment day for U …

New U of T phonebook directory, searching made easy

On July 29, you’ll notice that U of T has a revamped phonebook directory with a more modern, accurate and mobile-friendly website. Now you can easily search for staff, faculty members and division or department information using an accessible interface that’s available on tablets and phones. Since fall 2019, Information Technology Services along with Human Resources …