Senior leadership at Johns Hopkins has announced that
Jan. 1, 2007, is the new "go-live" date for the
project. On that day, the university and health system will
cut over from current systems and begin using the new SAP
software system to handle business operations in finance;
human resources, including payroll and benefits; purchasing
and supply chain; and sponsored research and grants
This new date was proposed only after rigorous
planning and was confirmed only after validation of the new
plan by outside experts.
Originally targeted to go live in July 2006, the
HopkinsOne project began four years ago as an initiative to
bring together, where it made sense, the business
operations of Johns Hopkins.
For the project to launch successfully, there are a
host of difficult and complex activities that need to take
place before Jan. 1, including such things as payroll
testing, end user acceptance testing, data conversion
testing and training.
A critical stop in any of those areas could result in
a revision of the schedule.
An integrated system will allow the institutions to
provide better service to faculty and staff, to be better
positioned for compliance with regulations and, where
possible, to capitalize on efficiencies. One example is
that the new system will help Johns Hopkins leverage its
bargaining power in making the best deals on the purchase
of equipment and supplies.
To learn more about the project timeline and next
To read the announcement about the go-live date from
William R. Brody, Ronald Peterson and Edward D. Miller, go