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2008 MAIS Connection Conference
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Business Intelligence (Bi)


Title: Getting Started with BI at Michigan
Description: Business Intelligence (also known as Academic Analytics) is maturing at the University of Michigan. Learn how MAIS is reorganizing to better support the information needs of decision makers on campus. Hear how you can get engaged with the U-M Business Intelligence Community of Experts or connect with a specific networking group. You will also learn about resources available on campus to help you make better use of information for decision-making.
Level: Beginner
Session: 1
Presenters:
Shane Fortune, Ross Business School, Manager of Business Intelligence

John Gohsman, MAIS, Director of Business Intelligence, Student Administration, and Human Resource Management Systems
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Knowing Your Facilities’ Utility Usage: In Four Clicks of a Mouse
Description: You will learn a simplified, Web-based method of obtaining a building’s monthly utilities consumption and cost, including electricity, steam, natural gas, water, and sewer. This method can be used by building occupants who are curious about the effectiveness of energy conservation measures in their building as well as facilities managers and administrators who wish to obtain information on their monthly utilities cost. It also provides historical information that is useful for budget planning of future utilities use and costs.
Level: All
Session: 1
Presenters:
Yoshiko Hill, Plant Operations - Utilities and Plant Engineering, Manager of Electrical Operations and Engineering
Scott Wells, Utilities and Plant Engineering, Electrical Engineer
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Making Decisions Based on Research and Teaching Data Reports
Description: Come to hear a review and discussion of a series of reports that generate management information for the School of Natural Resources and Environment. These reports inform several discussions related to faculty research and teaching contributions, such as indirect cost recovery, tuition support, and course enrollment levels. The reports are generated directly from BusinessObjects as well as from Excel (using data extracted from BusinessObjects).
Level: Intermediate
Session: 2
Presenter:
Lara Nelson, School of Natural Resources & Environment, Director of Budget & Administration
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Applying HR Metrics
Description: Learn how HR Metrics can help you review and analyze Human Resources data for your department. This Web-based tool, developed at U-M, includes HR and Financial measurements that facilitate strategic decision-making involving human capital management and staffing trends. You’ll get an overview of features, including a drill-to-detail option that allows you to “see the people behind the numbers”; the capability to display data in tabular and graph form; alerts to trends requiring intervention; and support for internal benchmarking.
Level: Intermediate
Session: 2
Presenter:
Gary Uptigrove, University Human Relations, Associate Director of Business Intelligence
Materials:
HR Metrics Overview
HR Metrics Reports


Title: Xcelsius-Based Class Cost/Revenue Modeling Tool
Description: Do you want to obtain more accurate metrics for financial aid awards in your unit? Come and learn about the Class Cost/Revenue Modeling Tool that the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) recently created. During the demonstration of this Xcelsius-based tool, you’ll see how it can help you develop cost/revenue measurements for current and proposed curriculum in your department.
Level: All
Session: 3
Presenter:
Robert Newcomb, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Program Manager of Business Information & Network Security
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation
Project History
Class Cost/Revenue Modeling Tool
Excel Spreadsheet


Title: Getting Started with Business Objects
Description: If you are a new user of BusinessObjects, this presentation is for you! You’ll learn the basics and more – how to access BusinessObjects and the U-M Data Warehouse; how to locate reports that are relevant to the work you do; how to run, save, and share reports; how to export data from reports. You’ll see a live demo and learn about helpful resources to jump-start your learning.
Level: Beginner
Session: 3
Presenter:
Jeanne Mackey, MAIS, Business Intelligence Instructional Designer
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Sponsored Research Project Financial Reports: Real time and Online!
Description: Come and see how faculty and staff can access financial reports on-line in M-Reports for their sponsored research project/grants. The reports are real-time and interactive, providing researchers with a rich tool to financially manage their research project/grants. The reports provide at-a-glance project/grant balance information, including projections for future salary and financial aid project commitments, coupled with the ability to drill to the underlying transaction detail when needed. You will see a demonstration and learn how academic units are using these reports to manage the financial aspects of their sponsored research projects.
Level: All
Session: 3
Presenters:
Mary Martinowicz, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Business Manager
Mary Maguire Byrkit, MAIS, Financials Application Manager
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Controlling Your Organization Through Use of Oversight Reports
Description: Learn how you can use the Employment/Payroll management oversight reports that are available in M-Reports to support the internal control certification process in your unit. You will see a demonstration of various reporting methods that can help you maintain oversight of your unit's operations. While the presentation will provide an in-depth view of the MReports employment/payroll information, which will be beneficial for those with employment control responsibilities, administrators with other types of internal control responsibilities should find the examples of oversight reporting methods useful as well.
Level: All
Session: 4
Presenters:
Brent Dickman, Law School, Director of Finance and Planning
Brent Haase, Finance, Internal Controls Compliance Manager
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Using GIS for Space Planning & Management
Description: Medical School Office of Space Management developed an innovative tool that leverages Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to add a visual dimension to space planning and management. Attend this presentation to hear about the Medical School's journey to create a GIS-based space planning tool and see a live demo showcasing the geo-spatial building footprint. You will learn how this GIS-based tool has transformed the traditional, manual, resource-intensive space planning process into a dynamic, user-friendly, multidimensional analysis capability, which significantly improves organizational planning and decision-making. Space planners, department chairs, and administrators will find that the GIS tool displays the most up-to-date space information and provides a highly effective method for managing their space.
Level: All
Session: 4
Presenters:
Sucheta Kulkarni, Medical School, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator
Julie Walsh, Medical School, Director Space Management
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Managing by Fact with KPIs: The LSA Experience
Description: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can enable your department to define and measure progress toward organizational goals. These metrics help you to assess the present state of your organization and determine a course of action. This presentation will focus on the LSA KPI Reporting System, which is integrated into the College’s business practices and is used by deans, chairs, and key administrators for decision-making and budget preparation. It will describe how you can develop and use KPIs for your unit; give tips on what to consider when developing your indicators; and present plans for future enhancements.
Level: All
Session: 5
Presenter:
Nick Hadwick, LSA, Database Administrator
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Getting More Out of Your Classrooms: Tips for Integrating Utilization Data and Classroom Space Management
Description: Do you feel that you may not be getting enough out of your classroom space? Do you wonder if tools are available to help you manage classroom space better? Do you want to know about best practices on campus for classroom management and utilization? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this session is a good one for you. Come to this overview of the Space Utilization Initiative, which will showcase the tools being used and highlight efforts being made to improve classroom utilization on the Ann Arbor campus. Representatives from LSA Instructional Support Services will share their experiences in leveraging M-Pathways data to manage classroom space more effectively.
Level: All
Session: 5
Presenter:
Fadi Musleh, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Project Administrator, Space Utilization Initiative
Monika Dressler, LSA Instructional Support Services, Senior Manager
Susan McDowell, LSA Instructional Support Services, IT Planning Manager
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: M-Reports: What Lies Ahead
Description:M-Reports is a BI application that delivers information to executives and administrators to enable data driven decisions. Imagine seeing a graph or chart that tells you what is interesting about your data instead of having to sift through hundreds of lines of detail to figure it out yourself. See the current contents of M-Reports and what exciting new functionality we will deliver in the future…a dean’s dashboard, a department administrator’s dashboard, predictive analysis, what if analysis and more!
Level: All
Session: 4
Presenters:
Holly Nielsen, MAIS, Assistant Director of Business Intelligence
Ruby Nugent, MAIS, ERP Business Systems Analyst
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation

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Finance (FIN)


Title: eReconciliation: An Online Option for Verifying Financial Transactions
Description: Statement of Activity reconcilers can use eReconciliation to verify financial transactions for a unit or a project. This online application enables you to mark transactions as reconciled in M-Pathways and add notes so others can see the status and description of each transaction. The online application also provides hyperlinks you can use to view more detailed information for a transaction. Attend this presentation for an overview of the system and to see a live demo of the eReconciliation features and functionality.
Level: All
Session: 1
Presenter:
Holly Rose, MAIS, Financials Business Systems Analyst
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Sponsored Research Project Financial Reports: Real time and Online!
Description: Come and see how faculty and staff can access financial reports on-line in M-Reports for their sponsored research project/grants. The reports are real-time and interactive, providing researchers with a rich tool to financially manage their research project/grants. The reports provide at-a-glance project/grant balance information, including projections for future salary and financial aid project commitments, coupled with the ability to drill to the underlying transaction detail when needed. You will see a demonstration and learn how academic units are using these reports to manage the financial aspects of their sponsored research projects.
Level: All
Session: 3
Presenters:
Mary Martinowicz, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Business Manager
Mary Maguire Byrkit, MAIS, Financials Application Manager
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation

Title: Controlling Your Organization Through Use of Oversight Reports
Description: Learn how you can use the Employment/Payroll management oversight reports that are available in M-Reports to support the internal control certification process in your unit. You will see a demonstration of various reporting methods that can help you maintain oversight of your unit's operations. While the presentation will provide an in-depth view of the MReports employment/payroll information, which will be beneficial for those with employment control responsibilities, administrators with other types of internal control responsibilities should find the examples of oversight reporting methods useful as well.
Level: All
Session: 4
Presenters:
Brent Dickman, Law School, Director of Finance and Planning
Brent Haase, Finance, Internal Controls Compliance Manager
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Getting More Out of Your Classrooms: Tips for Integrating Utilization Data and Classroom Space Management
Description: Do you feel that you may not be getting enough out of your classroom space? Do you wonder if tools are available to help you manage classroom space better? Do you want to know about best practices on campus for classroom management and utilization? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this session is a good one for you. Come to this overview of the Space Utilization Initiative, which will showcase the tools being used and highlight efforts being made to improve classroom utilization on the Ann Arbor campus. Representatives from LSA Instructional Support Services will share their experiences in leveraging M-Pathways data to manage classroom space more effectively.
Level: All
Session: 5
Presenter:
Fadi Musleh, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Project Administrator, Space Utilization Initiative
Monika Dressler, LSA Instructional Support Services, Senior Manager
Susan McDowell, LSA Instructional Support Services, IT Planning Manager
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation

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Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS)


Title: Save Time While Entering Time: Employee Self-Service for Time Data Entry
Description: If your department submits hardcopy time reports or a central timekeeper enters time for your staff, come to see a demonstration and hear about the benefits of self-service time entry. Available on Wolverine Access, Employee Business, self-service time entry streamlines the time reporting process both for employees entering their time and for supervisors approving time data.
Level: Beginner
Session: 1
Presenters:
Norel C. Tullier, University Payroll Office, Payroll Director
Jim Mettlach, University Payroll Office, Payroll Manager
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Applying HR Metrics
Description: Learn how HR Metrics can help you review and analyze Human Resources data for your department. This Web-based tool, developed at U-M, includes HR and Financial measurements that facilitate strategic decision-making involving human capital management and staffing trends. You’ll get an overview of features, including a drill-to-detail option that allows you to “see the people behind the numbers”; the capability to display data in tabular and graph form; alerts to trends requiring intervention; and support for internal benchmarking.
Level: Intermediate
Session: 2
Presenter:
Gary Uptigrove, University Human Relations, Associate Director of Business Intelligence
Materials:
HR Metrics Overview
HR Metrics Reports


Title: Manager Desktop: Setting Up Supervisor ID’s and Creating Organization Charts
Description: Learn the benefits of establishing supervisor IDs, which managers can use to access Manager Desktop and administrators can use to generate organization charts. You will see a demonstration of the Manager Desktop features and hear about how they can provide direct access to managers for human resources information on their direct reports. A discussion and demonstration of the Administrator Desktop will also be provided.
Level: All
Session: 2
Presenters:
Judy Aldrich, MAIS, HRMS Product Manager
Brandon Tikkanen, MAIS, HRMS Business Systems Analyst
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Using the Pay Rate Change Application: Not Just for Merit
Description: Learn about the pay rate change data selection page, the upload process, and how you can use it to record multiple changes for the same effective date. Representatives from MAIS will describe the functionality of this application and how it supports Business Intelligence. You’ll see a demo of how to make both base rate increases and one-time payments, and you’ll learn how to avoid a paperwork exchange with the University HR office.
Level: All
Session: 3
Presenter:
Mandie Chapman, MAIS, HRMS Business Systems Analyst
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Centralized Time Clock Solution: Streamlining Time Entry
Description: Learn how your department can benefit from central time clock software that MAIS has installed, which communicates directly with M-Pathways. You will hear a description of how your department can save time and money by using the new system. Presenters will have time clocks onsite to demonstrate the process.
Level: All
Session: 4
Presenters:
Melissa Kokenakes, Payroll/Time & Labor, Business Systems Analyst
Mark McManamay, MAIS, Payroll/Time & Labor, Application Developer
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Careers at the U Website: Tips and Tricks
Description: This session will offer tips and tricks for managing candidate pools in eMploy.
Level: All
Session: 4
Presenters:
Katie McCollum, University Human Resources, Business Systems Analyst
Chris Fillmore, MAIS, Business Systems Analyst
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Fellowship Benefit Upload Process
Description: This review of the Fellowship Benefit Upload Process will describe how to load the necessary data to provide medical coverage for your unit’s eligible Fellowship and Medical School students. It will include information about error message definitions, transaction descriptions and usage, and running reports. You will also learn tips and best practices related to the upload process, see a demonstration of the process, and have an opportunity to participate in a question-and answer discussion.
Level: All
Session: 5
Presenters:
Stephanie Yohn, HRRIS, HRMS Supervisor
Janine Hartman, MAIS, HRMS, Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Analyst
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation

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Student Administration (SA)


Title: GSA & NSF Report Packages: Student Reports at Your Fingertips
Description: You can obtain a wealth of information about your graduate and undergraduate students, their academic programs, and their sources of funding from the comprehensive Graduate Student Assistant and National Science Foundation report packages. Attend this presentation to learn how these reports can help your department monitor and aggregate its student information. A demonstration and discussion will focus on how you can use these reports to determine your students’ expenses, and how they pay for their education, including GSI appointment stipends and sources of scholarships and grants. The presentation will also give you information about the student-aid package reports, which provide three ways to view information related to students’ aid and their grade-point averages.
Level: All
Session: 1
Presenters:
Elaine Nowak, MAIS, Student Administration Product Manager
Brian Robson, MAIS, Student Administration Business Systems Analyst
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Navigate M-Pathways the Way YOU Want: Using the Navigator Tool to Define Specific Processing Steps
Description: This session will showcase how the Office of Undergraduate Admissions uses the Navigator Tool in M-Pathways to ensure that application processing steps are completed correctly and in order. This tool provides the ability to create a path through an ordered collection of M-Pathways pages that support the data entry steps required for specific processes. Relatively easy to create, the Navigator steps can pull together all the pages you need to touch to ensure you haven't missed anything. Attend this session to see the Navigator process for managing admissions data entry, and learn how you can adapt it to support the business processes in your unit.
Level: Beginner
Session: 2
Presenters:
Marissa Bass-Stroud, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Production/Processing Team Leader
B. Lynn Pruitt, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Data Entry Senior Supervisor
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Elvis Has NOT Left the Building: Using Technology and Data to Serve Students More Effectively
Description: ELVIS (ELectronic Visitor Information System) is a powerful tool developed by the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) that, in conjunction with M-Pathways data, will help you manage visitor traffic, thereby enabling you to enhance customer service and improve operational efficiency. You will learn how to deploy ELVIS, which is a Microsoft Access system, in your own department; how to integrate it with M-Pathways; and how to leverage the software and data to achieve more effective operational and strategic decision making.
Level: Intermediate
Session: 3
Presenters:
Doug Levy, Office of Financial Aid, Associate Director
Vickie Crupper, Office of Financial Aid, Associate Director
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Life of an Instructor
Description: If you are a new faculty member or an instructor, or if you are a staff member providing support to faculty, you will want to learn about some of the tools instructors can use to manage their classes and provide better information to students. Through a demonstration of the systems and applications in Wolverine Access, you will learn more about using these tools that support faculty activities.
Level: Beginner
Session: 3
Presenters:
Joe Easthope, MAIS, Student Administration Business Systems Analyst
Mary Gohsman, MAIS, Student Administration Business Systems Analyst
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Online Admissions Evaluation
Description: This session will showcase the University of Michigan’s Online Admissions Evaluation pages. First implemented during the Fall of 2006 for Undergraduate Admissions, this feature is now used by some graduate departments to streamline the admissions review process and route online applications to faculty reviewers in the M-Pathways system. Attend this session to learn how to assign applications to faculty electronically; how to review admissions data from a single location; how to view electronic images of supplemental documents (transcripts, essays, etc.), and how to enter comments online.
Level: All
Session: 4
Presenters:
Mark Nelson, MAIS, Recruiting and Admissions, Product Manager
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Saving Time and Money with the New Online Teaching Evaluations and Textbook Ordering Processes
Description: Come to this overview of online teaching evaluations and online textbook ordering, which are new processes for Fall 2008. Online teaching evaluations reduce paper usage, streamline access to evaluations, and provide faster results to instructors. Online textbook ordering reduce textbook expenses by getting information to students and book sellers early, giving students time to shop for the best price and book sellers time to build their used book inventory. This presentation will give you an opportunity to see a demonstration of these new processes, learn tips for best practices, and ask questions.
Level: Beginner
Session: 5
Presenters:
Lisa Emery, MAIS, Student Administration Product Manager
Mary Gohsman, MAIS, Student Administration Business Systems Analyst
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation

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Research Administration (RA)


Title: eResearch Proposal Management Preview
Description: Preview the next eResearch Web-based system, Proposal Management. eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) is being developed to accommodate the electronic routing, approval, and submission of funding proposals to external sponsors, including Grants.gov. This session will provide a high-level overview of the new eRPM system. Specifically, it will demonstrate basic system navigation, discuss key system features (for example, Proposal Approval Form creation, Grants.gov forms, cloning), and share resources for the system implementation.
Level: All
Session: 1
Presenter:
Cathy Handyside, MAIS, Research Administration Systems IT Project Manager
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: eResearch Regulatory Management Release 2.0 Overview
Description: Preview the major enhancements to eResearch Regulatory Management System, which is scheduled for a Winter 2009 implementation. You will learn about the streamlining initiative, which includes customized paths through the human subjects research application. The session will also highlight changes to the amendment process, and the new look and feel of the upgraded system.
Level: All
Session: 2
Presenters:
David Mulder, MAIS, Research Administration Systems Assistant Director
Jenny Jalet, MAIS, Research Administration Systems Performance Support Analyst
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Sponsored Research Project Financial Reports: Real time and Online!
Description: Come and see how faculty and staff can access financial reports on-line in M-Reports for their sponsored research project/grants. The reports are real-time and interactive, providing researchers with a rich tool to financially manage their research project/grants. The reports provide at-a-glance project/grant balance information, including projections for future salary and financial aid project commitments, coupled with the ability to drill to the underlying transaction detail when needed. You will see a demonstration and learn how academic units are using these reports to manage the financial aspects of their sponsored research projects.
Level: All
Session: 3
Presenters:
Mary Martinowicz, School of Natural Resources and Environment, MAIS
Mary Maguire Byrkit, MAIS, Financials Application Manager
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation

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General


Title: Getting Started with BI at Michigan
Description: Business Intelligence (also known as Academic Analytics) is maturing at the University of Michigan. Learn how MAIS is reorganizing to better support the information needs of decision makers on campus. Hear how you can get engaged with the U-M Business Intelligence Community of Experts or connect with a specific networking group. You will also learn about resources available on campus to help you make better use of information for decision-making.
Level: Beginner
Session: 1
Presenters:
Shane Fortune, Ross Business School, Manager of Business Intelligence
John Gohsman, MAIS, Director of Business Intelligence, Student Administration, and Human Resource Management Systems
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: What's New with MCommunity: Project Update
Description: MCommunity is a new enterprise directory and identity management system under development for the University of Michigan. Key pieces of the MCommunity system went into production in June 2008. The project is poised to roll out new functionality to the campus in 2009 including a new MCommunity Online Directory and departmental roles management system, which will help to administer access to secure University resources. Attend this session for an update on the project timeline and information that will help IT planners and administrators understand how MCommunity will impact their users and departmental systems.
Level: All
Session: 2
Presenters:
Liz Salley, MAIS, HRMS, Product Manager
Luke Tracy, ITCS, MCommunity Technical Lead

Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation

Title: Growing Greener Computing Practices: Climate Savers Computing Initiative
Description: Climate Savers Computing Initiative (CSCI) @ the University of Michigan is dedicated to improving green computing practices to conserve energy and natural resources. U-M has embarked on a two-year program to raise awareness, change behavior, and influence other universities and the IT industry to implement change. Find out about our efforts in support of this national initiative and learn how it affects you.
Level: Beginner
Session: 4
Presenter:
MaryBeth Stuenkel, ITCS & MAIS, Project Coordinator
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: Imaging: More than Document Archiving
Description: Imaging is more than just a tool for looking at archived documents. It also enables you to free up your file space and store your information more securely! The presenters will demonstrate and discuss ways that you can integrate Imaging into your department’s regular business processes.
Level: All
Session: 5
Presenters:
Mike Easter, MAIS, Shared Services Product Manager
Andy Lipp, MAIS, Shared Services Business Systems Analyst
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation


Title: M-Reports: What Lies Ahead
Description: M-Reports is a BI application that delivers information to executives and administrators to enable data driven decisions. Imagine seeing a graph or chart that tells you what is interesting about your data instead of having to sift through hundreds of lines of detail to figure it out yourself. See the current contents of M-Reports and what exciting new functionality we will deliver in the future…a dean’s dashboard, a department administrator’s dashboard, predictive analysis, what if analysis and more!
Level: All
Session: 5
Presenters:
Holly Nielsen, MAIS, Assistant Director of Business Intelligence
Ruby Nugent, MAIS, ERP Business Systems Analyst
Materials:
PowerPoint Presentation

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