Comply with government and grant requirements. New laws and regulations introduced over the last decade have increased Harvard's onus to provide data for oversight purposes. The new system will meet these needs.
Meet information security needs. Overlapping security checks will ensure that the right users have access to the right information, even in Harvard's decentralized atmosphere.
Meet Year 2000 compliance needs. Many of the systems replaced on July 1 were not Year 2000-compliant, part of the reason for selecting a launch date before the New Year.
Make the systems user-friendly. The new system was supposed to create easy-to-use online windows for data entry. Huidekoper says that while she knows there is a great deal of work to be done, the systems were intended to make users' lives easier.
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