Ms. Lisa Bass

University of Minnesota

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University of Minnesota



I began working at the University of Minnesota in 2001 as a Financial Systems Trainer.  At that time the University used a mainframe system with a home built front end system (FinancialForms Nirvana).  My focus was to train on the Chart of Accounts and Financial transaction entry.  Throughout my time as a trainer, I also became very familiar with the systems and did much of the training database system maintenance.  In 2003, I had the opportunity to move into a business analyst position. For a short time, I continued working on the mainframe system and FinancialForms Nirvana supporting the day to day activities.  In 2005 the University began its work on implementing PeopleSoft Financials 8.9.  I moved onto the project team where my focus was Accounts Payable.  Much of the time in this role was spent writing scripts and working with developers.  About a year into the project, I moved onto the Treasury team and this is where I would spend the rest of the 8.9 implementation project.  My focus was on bank set up, bank file transaction formats and testing, bank transmission testing and bank file reconciliation.  After implementation in 2008, I remained on the Treasury team for about a year and then moved to the Procurement team.  On the Procurement team my focus was mainly on Accounts Payable, but also on eProcurement and Purchasing when vouchers were involved.  Another area that I became very familiar with was Integration Broker.  It is still a favorite area of mine!  In 2011 we began work on upgrading to PeopleSoft Financials 9.2.  It was at this time when I became the acting lead for the Accounts Payable and Travel and Expense modules.  As with most upgrades, our focus was on retrofits of customizations and new/different functionality.  Our two biggest efforts for the upgrade were moving our PCard process from the Purchasing module to the Travel and Expense module and the creation of the Accounts Payable BI Publisher check.  After a successful implementation in 2014, I became the Lead Business Analyst for the Procurement team.  Currently I manage a team of 6 business analysts and am responsible for the eProcurement, Purchasing, Accounts Payable and Travel and Expense Modules.