ACC's 2021 Initiatives: Enterprise Resource Planning

Austin Community College District (ACC) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) aims to transform its technology for greater efficiency and functionality by replacing Colleague, a 20-year-old legacy system, with Workday. Workday is a human capital management (HCM), payroll, and financial management solution, delivered in the cloud and designed with the needs of higher education in mind.

Workday HCM will enable optimization of operating efficiencies by improving the user experience, automating processes, and providing coherent, consistent, and relevant data to support the short- and long-term goals of the College.

The College is in the preliminary stages of implementing Workday HCM; the anticipated go-live date is September 1, 2021. A subsequent implementation will include Workday Student and aligns with the Chancellor's priority of modernizing ACC's Technology Resources to enhance the student experience and ensure employees have adequate resources to do their jobs effectively.

All employees, potential employees, retirees, and suppliers will experience Workday HCM fall 2021. Students can look forward to engaging with the College through modernized technology in the subsequent implementation phase.

Neil Vickers, executive vice president of Finance and Administration, serves as the project sponsor and is joined by his leadership team, Geraldine Tucker, vice president of Human Resources; Angela Hodge, vice president of Business Services; and Imad Costantini, vice president of Information Technology. Subject Matter Experts in Finance Administration have been working with Collaborative Solutions to implement Workday.

The College will soon begin a grassroots effort to communicate, advocate for, and support organizational change through a change network. Typical change network activities are focused on building awareness, engaging others in changes, and providing support during and after the implementation. Contact Shari Rodriquez, Director of Business Process & Initiatives, at for more information about the change network.

Additional resources will be available via the project website; the development of this site is currently underway.