FYI.. a little more info related to the new Finance system...

Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:45 PM
To: Drescher, Peter <[log in to unmask]>
Cc: Cousino, Sean <[log in to unmask]>

hi Peter,

Are you on the busmgr listserv? This email went out yesterday. Perhaps it would be useful to your crew? Feel free to forward as necessary.

Alena Berube
Compliance Project Mgr and Education Analyst
Vermont Agency of Education

Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:34 PM
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Business Managers and Superintendents,

We are writing to inform you of a number important dates related to the SSDDMS and the Uniform Chart of Accounts Implementation. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Date & Time


Demonstration I

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 from 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Onsite at the Pavilion, Montpelier, VT, also accessible via webinar and will be recorded

Demonstration II

Wednesday, April 25th 2018 from 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Onsite TBD, also accessible via webinar

Implementation Overview

Monday, April 23rd from 9:00AM - 10:30AM

Accessible via webinar and will also be recorded

Round 1 Notifications Due

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Round 1 Kick-off Meeting

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 from 9:00AM - 10:30AM

Accessible via webinar and will also be recorded

Round 1 Implementation Start

Monday, May 7th

Round 1 Financial Budgeting Available

Between Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 and Friday, August 31st, 2018

Personnel budgeting not available until full Go-Live

Round 1 Go-Live

Monday, October 1st

Business Process Review Session 1

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 to Thursday May 10th, 2018 from 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Onsite, TBD, all are welcome to join (even those not adopting the SSDDMS) **Schedule attached

Business Process Review Session 2

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 to Thursday May 17th, 2018 from 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Onsite, TBD, all are welcome to join (even those not adopting the SSDDMS) **Schedule attached

Business Process Review Findings Debrief

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Accessible via webinar and will also be recorded

Round 2 Notifications Due

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Round 2 Go-Live

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

Round 3 Notifications Due

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Round 3 Go-Live

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Round 4 Notifications Due

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Last chance for Unlimited Data Conversion support. There will be support for data conversion going forward, just not an unlimited number of hours.

Round 4 Go-Live

Monday, July 1st, 2019

UCOA Implementation Deadline

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Q1: What does "Go-Live" mean?
A1: The module is in production and ready to be used.

Q2: What is the purpose of the Business Process Review (BPR)?
A2:  The BPR is conducted during the "Discovery" phase in which the implementation team will document how the SUs/SDs and Districts are currently doing business. This will then inform aspects of the design and development of the solution and the resulting "best practices".

Q3: Who should attend the BPR?
A3: Any SU/SD or School District staff that interact with local Finance/HR/Payroll modules, even from SUs/SDs not planning to adopt in the near future.

Q4: If I want to participate in the BPR, what kind of time commitment should I expect?
A4: The attached agenda specifies who will be needed for which sessions. Please plan to have the relevant representative attend at least one session for their area of expertise. Session I and Session II are the same except for the order of events. Everyone should plan on joining the debrief session to discuss the findings remotely if at all possible.

Q5: Can I become an "adopter" and implement the SSDDMS (eFinancePlus) after Round 4?
A5: Yes. If you are interested, but cannot adopt until a later date, please contact the SSDDMS project team to voice your intentions and what kind of implementation schedule would make the most sense for your LEA.

You can find more information on the SSDDMS and UCOA websites<>. For any additional questions, or if you would like to sign up to implement the SSDDMS (eFinancePlus), please contact the project team at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>


Sean Cousino, Alena Berube, & Tim Holland
SSDDMS Project Team
Vermont Agency of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre, VT  05641