Summit for HR, really?
Summit is not just for Finance. Summit is UMass' enterprise reporting application that will be used for human resource reporting starting this fall. And soon there will also be dashboards available for reporting on data in iSiS and eventually out of Advancement.
What is Summit?
Summit is the next generation of reporting tools. It provides users with a single reporting application to access data across multiple environments such as Finance and Human Resources. Data is displayed in table or graph formats through the use of dashboards.
Summit is a collaborative project across the UMass System. While the first version of the dashboards are developed through input from a small group of campus users, this is a tool that will be continuously evolving and improving based upon feedback from all end users.
So what is in the Human Resource Dashboard?
Department managers will soon get access to see a new Human Resource (HR) Dashboard within Summit. This dashboard will provide users with information such as:
- Leave balances and utilization
- Views of dates contracts and encumbrances are ending
- Listing of staff members and key personnel data (ex. job code, title, department, salary)
- View of department transactions and payroll for each pay period
Who has access to the HR Dashboard?
There are just a few pilot users currently using this dashboard. The intention is to soon roll this out to a number of managers, as by virtue of their role in the organization should have access to this data. Eventually, we will also be able to provide other users access upon authorization from their manager. In all cases, we need to carefully review security configurations to ensure persons receive the appropriate access.
Who to contact with Questions?
Questions about the Summit application can be directed to Richard Conley, IT Project Manager -- (x4794). Rich will work with the respective business offices and project team on any of the feedback or questions that are presented.