What is ATP?

Administrative Transformation Program (ATP) is on a mission to rebuild finance, human resources, and research administration systems at every insitution within the University of Wisconsin System. The goal is to reduce the complexity of the current administrative environment and refocus valuable staff time on UW's mission of education, research and outreach.

To make this vision a reality, UW System is working with stakeholders across the System to standardize processes and implement new, best-in-class technology (Workday and the Huron Research Suite). To see what is coming for each of the transformation areas, check out the following links:
  • Finance:  ATP will streamline financial operations and redesign essential finance processes so we can access more accurate data for decision-making, expand our reporting capabilities, and increase the security of our financial information.
  • Human Resources:  ATP will modernize, streamline, and simplify HR tasks and processes for everyone from job applicants to retirees, improving services for our current employees and better meeting the demands of the future.
  • Research Administration:  ATP will standardize the core research administration processes, from proposal development and pre-award requirements through post-award financial management and reporting, by modernizing our electronic systems and processes.
ATP's Communications Team is developing a series of short explainer videos that will be shared with you as they become available. Check out the first video "ATP:  What's It All About?", which is live on the ATP website. 

What is Workday?

Why ATP?
Campuses across the UW System rely on outdated, disconnected technology and supplemental systems to complete vital administrative processes and tasks. This creates security risks, limits our access to reliable data, increases staff burden, and hinders the UW from fulfilling its mission.
May 19, 2023 ~ Introduction of Administrative Transformation Program (ATP) & Workday

The University of Wisconsin System is committed to the advancement of our shared mission across the state. To ensure future success, we must be forward thinking about the infrastructure required to support business processes and technology for all the UW campuses.

In 2019, the Board of Regents approved the creation of the Administrative Transformation Program (ATP) and charged the team with establishing a plan to streamline and standardize finance, human resources, and research administration processes across the entire UW System. This change is needed because our current technology and systems:

  • Limit our access to reliable data
  • Create burdensome workflows for administrative staff
  • Introduce security risks
  • Do not allow us to meet the ever-evolving requirements of higher education
ATP will replace much of the outdated technology we use today with the cloud-based Workday enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and a Huron Research Suite solution (Research Administration Modernization Project, or RAMP) to manage financial, human resource, and research administrative activities.

The Workday implementation relies on ATP's people-first approach to ensure we realize the benefits of improved processes, efficiencies, consistency, and transparency. Representatives from our campus have served on Design Focus and Validation Groups, as well as a Campus Readiness Team, which will provide updates as we prepare for Workday end-user training in March of 2024, ahead of Workday go-live in July 2024.

To find out more information about ATP, including inforamtion about the UW-Green Bay Readiness Team, project timeline, and links to more details regarding transformations within Finance, Human Resources, and Research Administration, please take a look at our newly-created UW-Green Bay ATP website.

The support and engagement of our campus is critical to the success of this endeavor. We want to thank you, in advance, for your participation in this effort to better serve our faculty, staff and students.