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OspreyRising Overview


The University of North Florida has embarked on an exciting new project aimed at upgrading and enhancing many of our core business processes at UNF. Beginning in January 2023 and covering the next 18 months, the University will be actively engaged in OspreyRising, a digital transformation project that will replace finance and human resource functions in the current system, Ellucian Banner, with a new cloud-based system, Workday.

What is Workday?

Workday is a comprehensive and inclusive human resources and financial management system. Aimed at enhancing functionality, usability and productivity, Workday will replace numerous existing systems and products that currently require significant manual interaction to keep them running.

Workday will promote consistency across the University while reducing costs, risks and technology debt. Workday is key to UNF's digital transformation, and it will change the way you work!

Ambassador Network

The OspreyRising Ambassador Network will be a group of faculty and staff who are passionate about making a positive impact on our campus. As an ambassador, you will act as a two-way communication channel between the project team and the campus!

I'm interested in joining the network

HR and Finance Timeline

Project Management • Change Management • Train-the-Trainer & Training Support

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    Jan. '23 - April '23
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    Architect & Configure

    April '23 - Feb. '24
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    Testing & Training

    Feb. '24 - June '24
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    Production Cutover

    July 1, 2024
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    Post-Production Support

    July '24 - Aug. '24

Latest from OspreyRising


April 19, 2023 ~ OspreyRising April Newsletter

OspreyRising has wrapped up the Readiness phase and the project now begins the Architect and Configuration phase. Also get a update on training and a Q&A profile with April Johnson in this edition of the monthly newsletter.


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Benefits of Workday at UNF

  • Unified applications - integrated user experience across financials, HR, data analytics and more.
  • Lower total costs - a cloud based solution means there are no required "bolt-ons" to install and maintain.
  • Continuous innovation - automated upgrades replace cumbersome and manual installations
  • Strategic direction - empowering users with actionable and reliable data¬†