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Alpha Financials Project

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The Division of Finance & Administration at UC Merced is kicking off a major project (Alpha Financials) to replace the current legacy financial system with an Oracle Financials Cloud system and migrate to a system wide Common Chart of Accounts (CCoA) with a go-live date of July 1, 2020.

UC Merced is currently using an aged financial system that does not support its growing needs. The financial system currently used by UC Merced is setup as a sub-unit within UCLA’s financial system, a suite of home-grown applications that comprise its financial systems platform. UCLA is planning to sunset the existing financial system and go-live with a new Oracle SaaS based integrated financial system by June 30, 2021. As a result, UC Merced will need to have a replacement financial system in place by that time.

Since summer 2017, the Campus, in partnership with UCOP, has been evaluating various options to replace our existing financial system. UC Merced, after due diligence, decided in September 2018 to partner with UCSD to replace our financial system with an Oracle SaaS based integrated financial system.

UCSD is also planning to sunset their existing financial system and go-live with an Oracle SaaS based integrated financial system by June 30, 2020. The partnership with UCSD gives us needed access to skilled technical resources. It also enables us to reuse work completed by UCSD by cloning both the UCSD instance of the Oracle platform and UCSD business processes, allowing us to focus our work effort on system configuration and business process differences between the two campuses.

More information to be provided via project email announcements and updates to this web page.