February 2009

Big Change! 9-Digit Zip Codes MUST Include Dash

& General.

This is a BIG last-minute change affecting everyone who will be entering ZIP code data into EX! In the process of printing the first run of checks from EX on Friday, 2/20, we found that there is no way for the check printing process to insert a “-” (dash) after the 5th digit of 9-digit… Read more »

Miraculous Friday – Monday Planning

& Status Reports.

By the the end of last week (2/16-20) we had success with most of the operational areas of the EX conversion project, however, significant data conversion problems were identified for data that was converted from the Admissions Goldmine databases and the CJP Microsoft Access database.  An incredible amount of EX GoLive work was performed successfully… Read more »

EX GoLive Status – Thursday Noon – 2/19

& Status Reports.

Our delay in providing an EX GoLive status update is, in part, due to some challenges we have encountered over the past two days.  Specifically, the data converted for all admissions offices that previously used GoldMine (i.e. Undergraduate, Seminary, ADCP-Harrisonburg) was not converted correctly.  Research is being done to determine what needs to be done… Read more »

GoldMine Access in the EX World

& General.

Info Systems understands that there is a need for access to GoldMine for occasional, read-only reference, even though it has been superseded by Jenzabar EX.  The two GoldMine installations — for undergrad and ADCP — will remain available until 28 Feb. 2010. Support for GoldMine will be limited to ensuring that the application loads and… Read more »

HOAX: EDU webmail account alert

& Notices, Phishing, Security.

Information Systems is aware of a “phishing” scam targeting EMU faculty, staff and students. You may have received an e-mail purporting to be from “EDU Webmail Support Dept.” The e-mail claims we are deleting webmail accounts and asks you to respond with your username and password.

Monday Progress, Tue-Fri Schedule

& Status Reports.

Ann Hawkins, Mike Stauffer and Sam Sauder spent most of today, Monday 2/16, working from SEM118.  Significant progress was made on lists of tasks that each of them had to do in preparation for meetings that will occur during the remainder of the week with individual modules and/or departments.  Shortly before noon, Kevin Nickel was… Read more »

Start of Rollout Week: Complications Cause Delays

& Status Reports.

7am Mon, 2/16: We need to let everyone on TEAM-EX know that over the weekend some errors were found in converted data, particularly in the Business Office data.  These errors were serious enough to require re-running  parts of the conversion process over the weekend.  Mike Stauffer, Kevin Nickel and Becky Brennemen spent significant time over… Read more »

GoldMine Access in the EX World

& Jenzabar EX.

Info Systems understands that there is a need for access to GoldMine for occasional, read-only reference, even though it has been superseded by Jenzabar EX.  The two GoldMine installations — for undergrad and ADCP — will remain available until 28 Feb. 2010. Support for GoldMine will be limited to ensuring that the application loads and… Read more »