The Financials Transformation

Why Workday

The Institute’s financial system was comprised of a highly customized, outdated, PeopleSoft system along with several key systems that facilitate business processes. These applications did not enable streamlined data integration or reporting, forcing the Institute to develop hundreds of shadow systems. Although this complex ecosystem facilitated unique business processes for campus, it also inhibited the Institute from implementing current releases and long-term support.

Georgia Tech adopted Workday Financials to transform the Institute’s financial systems with leading cloud-based technology. Workday provides an intuitive, user-friendly, and modern experience.

Georgia Tech Team

Project Directors

  • Greg Phillips, Transformation Director
  • Katie Crawford, Transformation Director

Track Leads


  • David Mack, IT Service Delivery & Organizational Readiness Lead
  • Zachary Hayes, Enablement Lead
  • David Adcock, Program Management Lead
  • Dan Hopkinson, Reporting Lead

Area Leads


  • Casey Piquette, Outreach Lead
  • Diana Sutton-Fernandez, Engagement Lead
  • Veronica Stokes, Financial Accounting & Banking & Settlement Lead
  • Paul Brown, Budgets & Supplier Accounts Lead
  • Don Cochran, Grants Lead
  • Nate Watkins, Academic & Research Units Lead, Expenses Interim
  • Joe Younkins, Conversion Lead
  • Marvin Petty, Security Lead
  • Chhaya Amin, Integration Lead
  • Brent O'Guin, Extended Systems Lead
  • Andre Goodman, Business Intelligence Lead
  • Daniel Stewart, Customer Accounts & Projects Lead, Procurement Interim

Process Owners

Each area within the project has a business owner responsible for that function within Georgia Tech. These owners help drive and make decisions and recommendations for their area, as well as, allocate resources, and assist in determining the overall direction of the program.


Participate as team members within each area by performing identified tasks and duties that could include design documentation, issue log tracking, technical build, test case identification, etc.


Provide subject matter expertise (institute systems, institute processes, Workday, Higher Ed best practices) for defined areas to ensure project meets identified requirements.


Participate as needed in various meetings as source of information or to provide targeted subject matter expertise.