IT update | SAP

Email sent to all staff on Monday 24 October by Rachel Brealey, Chief Operating Officer.

Dear colleagues,  

I am pleased to let you know that SAP is now available following the power issue last week. SAP is the main University system that is used by our finance (including research grants), purchasing, human resources and student management processes. 

The October end-of-month payroll ran successfully during the weekend, ensuring that colleagues will be paid as usual on the last working day of the month. Our immediate priority now is to ensure that all our other key processes can operate as normal. For that reason, if you have non-business-critical requests, such as using employee self-service, please do not try to log on until tomorrow.

If you use Chrome to connect to SIPR (SAP Intranet Purchase Requisition), you may be prompted for additional login details. Use your IT username (without and normal SAP GUI password. Alternatively, use Microsoft Edge rather than Chrome. 

If you are still having problems connecting, please contact the IT Service Desk as usual. Please note that access to scanned invoices through SAP will not be available until later this week.

Unregistered students are now able to complete the registration process, and as I mentioned last week, we have extended the deadline for registration from Monday 31 October to Monday 7 November. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who worked tirelessly last week and during the weekend to ensure SAP was restored as quickly as possible and for your continued patience as we worked to resolve this issue.

With best wishes,


Rachel Brealey 
Chief Operating Officer

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