2018 Agenda Day 1

Thursday, October 11 | Friday, October 12

Concurrent Session Tracks:

  • System Integration
  • SAP
  • General
  • NeSIS

7:30 – 4:30 PM

Registration Open

Registration 1

8:30 – 9:30 AM

Welcome Address

Crystal 3-4
The Relationship between NeSIS, SAP and ITS
Dr. Susan Fritz, UNCA, Executive Sponsor of NeSIS and SAP, University Provost; Mark Askren, UNCA, Vice President for Technology
How do SAP, PeopleSoft and ITS all work together with the help of our campus partners to ensure their continual improvement to meet the campuses' needs?

9:30 – 9:45 AM

Break with Refreshments

Crystal 3-4

9:45 – 10:45 AM

Breakout Session 1

Governance and GDPR Both Start with "G"
Diamond 1
Kristin Yates, UNCA, Chief Data Officer
Come learn about internal and external policies, laws and regulations that may affect how we collect, access, use and store data. In this session we will take a look at the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as review some of the ongoing data governance work being done at the University of Nebraska.
How Eforms and Campus Dashboards Work Together
Diamond 2
Paul Swenson, NeSIS, Application Development Coordinator; Susan Lee, NeSIS, Enterprise Systems Functional Coordinator; Suzan Manthey, NeSIS, Dashboard Functional Coordinator
The Dashboard and Eforms / Workflow tools can be used together to offer campuses many options for delivering forms and capturing input. Learn best practices and what options should be used to get the best results.
SAP Business Intelligence (BI) 1: Introduction
Diamond 6
Linda Aden, SAP Team, BI Support Specialist

Delivered reports for various subject areas are available in Firefly. If you need access to SAP data but don’t require functionality of the SAP GUI, these reports may provide the perfect solution. After entering a few parameters, a highly-formatted report appears at your fingertips. In this session, we will present: what is available, how to request security, how to run reports, and basic functionality. You will also learn how to export to Microsoft Excel or print as a PDF file.

Navigation Collections / Fluid Homepages / Related Content & Drillable Queries
Ruby 6
Shareen Thewke, NeSIS, Financial Aid Functional Coordinator 

After upgrading to PeopleTools 8.55, the need to explore delivered tools to help our users became important. This session will walk through Navigation Collections, Related Content, Homepages, Tiles and Drilling URL's.

SAP 101: Intro to SAP
Ruby 7
Scott Pyle, SAP Team, SAP Technical Director; Roger Korth, SAP Team, Basis Lead
What is SAP and what does it do for me? In this session we will talk about how we started with SAP, its evolution and general uses of each area.  

10:45 – 11:00 AM


11:00 – 12:00 PM

Breakout Session 2

External Orgs
Diamond 1
Jean Padrnos, NeSIS, Student Records Functional Coordinator; Dixie Teten, NeSIS, Admissions and Campus Community Functional Coordinator

Discuss the External Org Duplication Efforts and review the procedures for processing duplicates.

Eform / Wofkflow Working Session
Diamond 2
Susan Lee, NeSIS, Enterprise Systems Functional Coordinator; Jason Leibert, NeSIS, Application Developer
Having trouble with your Eform or Workflow? Bring your issues and questions to get help from the experts.
SAP Business Intelligence (BI) 2: Customizing Reports
Diamond 6
Linda Aden, SAP Team, BI Support Specialist

For the novice as well as the seasoned user, this session will present additional functionality inherent in the SAP BI reports such as filtering, sorting, removing columns, adding columns, creating conditions, etc. Once we have massaged the report in various ways, we will demonstrate how to save a report layout for repeated consumption. Want to create your own reports from scratch? A glimpse into the ad hoc toolset (SAP BusinessObjects) will also be shown.

Data Presentation Options in PeopleSoft
Ruby 6
Shareen Thewke, NeSIS, Financial Aid Functional Coordinator
Is your office looking for different ways to present PeopleSoft data? Would your users like to see a graph in PeopleSoft? Do people on your campus need a fancy PDF document? Are there reports that Query Manager just cannot accomplish? This session will explore three delivered tools in PeopleSoft to deliver data differently. Pivot Grids transform data to a graph and make the data more visible. Connected Query and Composite Query allow you to dissect data you cannot in Query Manger. A Connected Query can present the data in BI Publisher and make it very sophisticated.
We Concur! Overview of Concur Travel Request and Expense
Ruby 7
Shannon Poppe, SAP Team, Change Management Lead; Melody Stark, SAP Team, Travel Office Manager; Julie Davids, SAP Team, Procurement Business Lead; 

Along with the Concur Booking Tool, the new Concur Travel Request and Expense applications provide the University and State College System with a complete travel program. Take a peek at the system, understand the roles of the Travel Office, and discover how to locate campus training and help documentation.

12:00 – 1:15 PM


Campus, NeSIS and SAP Updates
Crystal 3-4
Representatives from the campuses, SAP and NeSIS teams will give a brief update on what's new and upcoming.

1:15 – 2:15 PM

Breakout Session 3

Production Scheduling 101:  Intro to Job Scheduling
Diamond 1
Tracy Grauer, NU ITS, Operation Center  Supervisor
Learn the basic concepts of Production Scheduling, including terminology, bringing in new jobs, documentation expectations, naming conventions and BNUIDs.
Functional Testing
Diamond 2
NeSIS Functional Coordinators
Because of enhancements and continual maintenance of PeopleSoft and other related systems, thorough testing is a constant necessity. The NeSIS Functional Coordinators will present suggestions for testing processes in each functional area.
BI Birds of a Feather
Diamond 6
Linda Aden, SAP Team, BI Support Specialist
Gather with report writers from other campuses to ask questions and share ideas and information.
UNL Security Request Form
Ruby 6
Melissa Clanton, UNL, PeopleSoft Campus Security Coordinator
UNL has developed an Eform that they are using to receive and process requests for security in MyRed. The form also integrates with SAP to bring in information about the user. Hear how the form and workflow was developed and how it is currently being used.
Access, Navigate, Personalize: A brief overview on using SAP
Ruby 7
Paul Embree, SAP Team, Basis Security Analyst

SAP is a robust and powerful tool once you have been able to harness it. In this session we will cover a broad spectrum of the fundamental aspects of SAP beginning with logging in using TrueYou Duo two factor authentication, requesting SAP / Firefly access, and installing the GUI. We will then continue with an explanation of transaction codes and demonstrate how you can quickly navigating inside of the GUI. Finally, you will be shown how to personalize your favorites menu and your GUI so you can get the most out of it.

2:15 – 2:30 PM


2:30 – 3:30 PM

Breakout Session 4

IPAS Phase 2
Diamond 1
Steve Booton, UNL, University Registrar
IPAS (Integrated Planning and Advising System) is a multi-phase project to create an integrated planning and advising system designed to improve students’ retention and time to degree. It will monitor students’ academic performance and provide messaging and directed actions to students when they get off track. Phase1was an Academic Map Builder and went live in 2017. Phase 2 is currently underway and will deliver a Student Personalized Plan builder. This session will demonstrate the progress so far and the future plans.
FA Round Table Discussion
Diamond 2
Shareen Thewke, NeSIS, Financial Aid Functional Coordinator

Topics for the hour include, but are not limited to: What to update if there is a mid-year tuition increase? How is your office using ImageNow? Bring other topics or questions that you would like to have discussed.

Phished! - What happened and what was done in response to a targeted attack
Diamond 6
Tedde Taege, SAP Team, Human Resources Business Lead
This session will discuss portal data security and include the circumstances as well as the response to a targeted phishing incident at the University of Nebraska.
WebFOCUS 8.2.04
Ruby 6
Gene Dinkelman, NeSIS, PeopleSoft System Administrator; Greg Benes, NU ITS, Application Developer
Ever wondered what went on in the WebFOCUS background? What's the repository and what's in it? What are some of the new features of App Studio 8.2.04? We will look at the new WebFOCUS servers, the 8.2.04 version of the software and some resources to help with the transition.
Firefly / SAP Security Including TrueYou and Duo
Ruby 7
Roger Korth, SAP Team, SAP Basis Lead; Anne Mulligan, SAP Team, SAP Security Coordinator; Paul Embree, SAP Team, Basis Security Analyst
Ever wonder how SAP security works and how it interacts with TrueYou and Duo two-factor authentication? Attend this session to learn more about the underlying roles used in the SAP to secure the data, plus how security works from the time the person is hired to the time they separate. This session will also cover why TrueYou and Duo are necessary parts of the puzzle.

3:30 – 3:45 PM

Break with Refreshments

Crystal 3-4

3:45 – 4:45 PM

Breakout Session 5

Diamond 1
Shareen Thewke, NeSIS, Financial Aid Functional Coordinator
Do you want a quick way to notify students of a missing requirement? Checklists/To Do List items may be what you need. This session will talk about what checklists are and provide documentation on how to set them up. This is not a hands on session but should give you the information to set these up once you have left.
EForms and Workflow Show and Tell
Diamond 2
Susan Lee, NeSIS, Enterprise Systems Functional Coordinator; Campus Representatives
Come and see what exciting things campuses are doing using the NeSIS Eforms and Workflow products.
Using Analytic Tools to Gather Operational Intelligence
Diamond 6
Geoff Putney, NeSIS, PeopleSoft Administrator
The AMP Team uses several analytic tools such as Splunk, Foglight and Piwik to monitor the system and gather data that can be used to improve usage and performance.
PS Query - Expressions
Ruby 6
Suzan Manthey, NeSIS, Student Financials Functional Coordinator
Expressions in PS Query can be very useful to selection criteria and customizing output. They can also be used to format and display customized data in Communication Generation. In this session you'll gain an understanding of how to create an expression. Examples of useful expressions will be provided.
Registry Duplicate Cleanup
Ruby 7
Jean Padrnos, NeSIS, Student Records Functional Coordinator; Dixie Teten, NeSIS, Admissions and Campus Community Functional Coordinator; Paul Embree, SAP, Security Analyst
Review the process for reviewing and resolving duplicates in the Registry using Sailpoint, SAP and PeopleSoft.

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Social Hour

Younes Center - Crystal 3-4
It's Time to Escape!

Join your colleagues at the Younes Center for drinks & refreshments and a chance to escape! Match your wits against other teams by using clues and solving puzzles to unlock the door to freedom!