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Campus News
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February 16, 2004
Volume 39, Number 12

Training described for LINK Finance

By Fred Youberg

The implementation of Project LINK is exciting and will bring the change needed to help the university become more efficient in the way it does business. To get there, though, the transition will require large-scale training efforts as each LINK application “goes live” over the next several years.

Our first business application to “go live” will be Finance on July 1. All employees needing access to the Banner Finance system will be required to participate in training before they will be granted system access. The training, which begins in April, will be required for employees who enter data and transactions into the system and for anyone who approves transactions. Not all employees will be required to participate in Finance training and some may be required to have more training than others.

Additionally, “Project LINK: Managing the Change and Transition,” is a half-day workshop being offered now to help UNM managers and supervisors manage the changes and transitions that Project LINK will introduce into their units. Although not required, UNM managers and supervisors will be strongly encouraged to participate.

The importance of training for these integrated systems cannot be understated. In fact, do not be surprised if you see a UNM vice president participating in the training session you attend. UNM units will need to have trained employees to perform their business functions and procedures starting July 1. Visit the project Web site http://link.unm.edu/ for information.