Vanderbilt University Integrates Huron's ECC Solution with Oracle Cloud
The Employee Compensation Compliance (ECC) implementation was part of the institution's larger SkyVU initiative to modernize its systems, transition to cloud-based software offerings and strengthen compliance.
Vanderbilt University (VU) is a private research university with several premier research centers and institutes. Like many institutions that are trying to understand the Uniform Guidance requirements related to effort reporting, the university is focused on modernizing its enterprise systems while strengthening compliance and exploring alternative methodologies for documenting employee compensation.
Huron partnered with VU to implement Oracle Cloud, integrating the system with Huron’s ECC solution, a web-based tool that manages personnel compensation compliance, effort commitments, cost sharing and cost transfers. Huron trained more than 100 department administrators, providing custom training material for faculty members and principal investigators (PIs).
Moving to hybrid effort reporting approach that incorporates a standard Principal Investigator effort report and an alternative, project-based staff effort report to certification allowed VU to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the personnel compensation process. The university reduced the number of required certification statements, decreased its administrative burden, automated workflow, provided better financial transparency to the investigators and provided more control to department administrators through detailed audit logs and custom reporting.
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