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SUNY Faculty Will Pay $5.2M to Repair Software program ‘Catastrophe’


The Erie Group Faculty Board of Trustees has accredited spending $5.2 million to switch WorkDay, an enterprise useful resource planning system, in accordance to The Buffalo Information. Faculty officers advised county legislators that the system had value the faculty over $12 million in platform and consulting charges over the past 5 years. When faculty officers launched WorkDay in 2017 below then president Dan Hocoy, that they had anticipated it to avoid wasting the establishment $3.7 million in subscription charges over 10 years.

“WorkDay has been a catastrophe, and a really costly catastrophe,” Erie Group Faculty marketing consultant William Reuter advised The Buffalo Information. Reuter served as interim president earlier than the present president, David Balkin, who advised county legislators that the platform was not salvageable, in response to The Buffalo Information. The faculty intends to switch WorkDay with the Banner planning system.

WorkDay declined to remark.

Erie Group Faculty has confronted years of declining enrollments. In July, Balkin, who was 5 months into his presidency, carried out two rounds of layoffs totaling 150 positions, in accordance to The Buffalo Information.

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