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Trail Mix is the official newsletter for UCLA's Ascend Project. Each month, it reports project updates, upcoming initiatives, and Ascend leadership profiles. Bookmark this page or sign up for the Ascend mailing list to stay informed.

 

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November 2019

  • Spotlight: Capital Projects
  • Get to Know Your Capital Projects Team Leads
  • Project Timeline
  • Business Process Analysis 2 (BPA 2) Sessions Underway
  • Testing Update
  • Prepare for 2020 and Join the Ascend Change Community
  • Know Your Capital Projects Vocabulary

October 2019

  • Spotlight: Training
  • Get to Know Your Training Team
  • New Chart of Accounts Structure Announcement
  • Project Timeline
  • Coming Soon: Business Process Analysis 2
  • Next Webinar: Concur & Expenses, 10/30
  • In Case You Missed It: Last Month's Webinar
  • Upcoming Activities
  • Know Your Training Vocabulary

September 2019

  • Spotlight: Contracts & Grants Management
  • Get to Know Your Contracts & Grants Leads
  • Project Timeline
  • Coming Soon: Business Process Analysis 2
  • Register for the September Change Agent Webinar
  • In Case You Missed It: Last Month's Webinar
  • Testing: Campus User Perspectives
  • Know Your Contracts & Grants Vocabulary

August 2019

  • Application Security & Workflow Spotlight
  • Recap of Ascend's Exhibit at the UCLA All-Staff Picnic
  • Project Timeline
  • Recap of BPE/Specialist Meetings
  • Next Webinar: "How Will I Access the Financial System?"
  • Testing - The Departmental User's Perspective
  • Application Security & Workflow Leadership Profiles
  • Winner from "Where on Campus?" Contest
  • Know Your Application Security & Workflow Vocabulary

July 2019 

  • Ascend to Participate in UCLA All-Staff Picnic
  • Project Timeline
  • Recap of BPE/Specialist Meeting
  • Upcoming Activities
  • View the June Change Agent Webinar
  • Next Webinar: "The Future of Data at UCLA"
  • Testing Update
  • Accounts Receivable Spotlight
  • Project Leadership Profiles
  • Where on Campus Game
  • Know Your Accounts Receivable Vocabulary

June 2019

  • Staff Assembly Invest in U Summit
  • Project Timeline
  • Recap of BPE/Specialist Meeting
  • Upcoming Change Agent Webinar
  • Preparing for Next Testing Cycle
  • Retrofit Update
  • Chart of Accounts Mapping Effort
  • Data Warehouse Strategy Overview
  • Service Unit Catalog Survey Reminder
  • Upcoming Activities
  • Project Leadership Profiles
  • Know Your Vocabulary

May 2019

  • Procure-to-Pay Spotlight
  • Project Timeline
  • Project Leadership Profiles
  • Upcoming Activities
  • Join the Change Agent Network
  • Recaps of BPE Meetings
  • Know Your Vocabulary

April 2019

  • Change Agent Network Webinar
  • Project Timeline
  • Project Leadership Profiles
  • Testing Update
  • Recaps of BPAs & Open Houses
  • Technical Integration Design Sessions
  • Upcoming Activities
  • Department Structures on Campus
  • Acronym Alley
  • Ascend 101 Town Hall Video

March 2019

  • New Ascend Project Timeline
  • Chart of Accounts Building Blocks Videos
  • Testing Update
  • Ascend Presence at Strategic Sourcing Trade Fair
  • Project Leadership Profile
  • Change Agent Network Launch
  • BPA and Open House Recaps

February 2019

  • Chart of Accounts, System Retrofit and the Ripple Effect
  • Gearing Up for the Second Testing Cycle
  • Upcoming Activities
  • Ascend Presence at UCLA Trade Shows
  • Strategic Sourcing Trade Show
  • Project Timeline
  • Project Leadership Profiles
  • Change Agent Open House Schedule
  • UCLA Men's Basketball Giveaway

January 2019

  • Chart of Accounts Redesign
  • The FAU Redesign Process
  • Linear FAU vs. Multi-Dimensional CoA
  • CoA Best Practices
  • Relationship Between Oracle Cloud Modules & UCLA General Ledger
  • Project Timeline
  • Project Leadership Profile
  • Upcoming Activities
  • Ascend Specialists
  • Ascend 101: Intro to Ascend Town Halls
  • Become a Change Agent

December 2018

  • Ascend Project Year in Review
  • Project Timeline
  • Are You a Change Agent?
  • First Testing Cycle Complete

November 2018 

  • What is Oracle Cloud?
  • Town Halls Commence
  • Project Timeline
  • Leadership Profile
  • Ascend Project By the Numbers
  • BPE Orientation REcap
  • Oppenheimer 3rd Floor Opens

October 2018

  • What is the Ascend Project?
  • Current Systems vs. Needs
  • Project Timeline
  • Leadership Profile
  • BPEs Involvement in Chart of Accounts Proof of Concept Scenarios
  • Ascend Project By the Numbers