February 2020 Newsletter

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This issue covers the new Oracle Corp. videos, new job profiles and transition dates, and details about the online catalog ordering system called Marketplace.

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Spotlight: Oracle Cloud Video Features Baylor's Ignite

Oracle Corp., our primary partner and creator of the Ignite cloud system, recently sent a Los Angeles-based film crew to our campus to spotlight the Ignite team and our work on this transformational initiative. The result is two beautiful videos that tell why Ignite is critical for Baylor as we strive to be the preeminent Christian research university.

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New Job Profiles and Transition Dates

Ignite is coming in June 2020 and so are improved job profiles! A job profile helps potential candidates and current staff understand the duties, functions, requirements, and responsibilities of a specific job at Baylor University. Click here to get more information, dates for the upcoming transition, and a list of FAQs.

How Ignite Benefits You: Marketplace

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Ignite will modernize and simplify the way that we purchase on behalf of the university. The Marketplace provides an online catalog ordering system where faculty and staff can place orders with Baylor's preferred suppliers. Click here to find out how Ignite makes shopping better.

Who is Involved? Highlighting HCM Specialists

Human Capital Management (HCM) Specialists support Business Officers and divisions by processing personnel-related transactions. They collaborate with Divisional and Departmental Approvers, URAs, and campus service areas. Click here to see the full list of HCM specialists.

Six Guiding Principles: Transformation

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The decisions around Ignite have been driven by adhering to the Six Guiding Principles of the project. By focusing on one area each month, we will highlight how these principles have been put into practice. The third principle is Transformation.

The future state design is not constrained by the status quo. All business processes are "on the table" and Baylor is focused on the possible. We are transforming the way the University spends its budgeted funds. Through Ignite, we are analyzing all of our business processes and building a procure-to-pay system that leverages best in class technology solutions with Baylor-focused, best practices. From an optimized contract lifecycle management process, and marketplace purchasing, to best in class payment processes, Ignite is truly transforming how Baylor conducts business. The Marketplace mentioned above is a powerful example of Transformation.

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