UW’s $340 million finance upgrade is still struggling, despite progress

On the plus side, the backlog of unpaid vendor invoices snarled by Workday, UW’s new “enterprise” software platform, has been cut from $90 million shortly after the July 6 launch to $43 million as of Feb. 29.

Existing funds, meanwhile, now are often hard to track, making it difficult for faculty to cover lab expenses or plan for future research.

Frustration is so high over Workday that 39% of grant-dependent faculty have applied for fewer grants due to Workday, according to a survey late last year by the UW Faculty Senate.

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