To the campus community:
I am pleased to deliver some very good news. We can all say goodbye to paper-based travel and expense reporting!
This good news comes to CWU courtesy of the iCAT team, which is literally improving Campus Applications and Technology. The new travel and expense approval process streamlines the review, approval, and payment processes by eliminating the endless routing of paper approvals via interoffice mail.
A big "Thank You" goes out to the project team which included Connie Williams, Tina Short, Anna Fischer, Shelley Spencer, Tim McGuire, Heidi Wixson, and Natalie Kovalerchuk plus our CedarCrestone consultants - Gene Shoda, Martha Diemer, and Daniel Tarango. Thanks, too, to staff who use these forms every day for making time to test the new electronic system.
The new Online Travel and Authorization Workflow system, which went live on time and on budget, is available now, with the goal of all travel requests to be online by July. Training already has begun for staff who are the most frequent users of travel and expense reporting systems.
This is just the first of several exciting projects to save us all time. Next up will be purchase requisitions, faculty workload and activity reporting, and the employee portal.
For more information about these and other exciting iCAT activities, go to www.cwu.edu/icat.
Again, thanks to everyone working on this project and to all of those staff working on the other iCAT projects.
James L. Gaudino