Welcome aboard your Journey to SIMBA.

System for Integrated Management + Budgeting + Accounting, or SIMBA, is the project name for Penn State’s implementation of SAP’s S/4HANA financial software. With SIMBA, we’re navigating away from aging financial systems like IBIS and migrating to a new approach that will allow us to plan, budget, and manage Penn State’s assets and resources.

Learn more about SIMBA and how it will impact you and the way you do your job. Begin your Journey to SIMBA today!

Take Off Video: Fly along with Joe Doncsecz and Mary Lou Ortiz as they begin their Journey to SIMBA.

Resources to help you get ready:

  • Visit Training to familiarize yourself with our training approach. Look for more details coming soon about SIMBA 101 being held this fall.
  • Sign up for our next SIMBA Session. Hosted by our Functional Lead, Debbie Meder, each SIMBA Session is a live webcast that features a focus topic and an opportunity to answer your questions. You can also access our archives to catch up on past SIMBA sessions.
  • Follow us on social mediaFacebook and Twitter – for a behind-the-scenes look at SIMBA project work and to get the latest news and information on SIMBA.

The Journey to SIMBA website is your one stop resource for all the information you’ll need to make your trip to SIMBA a smooth and easy ride. Be sure to bookmark this site and check back often for the latest information you need.

Training & Support



SIMBA Session Registration:

SIMBA Sessions with Debbie Meder

August 16, 2019

The August SIMBA Session hosted by Debbie Meder, SIMBA Functional lead, will feature a discussion about Technical and Security with Matt Scott (SIMBA Technical Group Lead) and Chris Ritzko (SIMBA Security Group Lead) and your questions will be answered live!

Learn more to Register Today!

SIMBA Scepter Recognition:

The SIMBA Scepter of Excellence (SSE) recognizes project team members who exhibit Penn State’s core values through the recognition of professional or personal excellence in the work place. The SSE also aligns with the F&B Taking Action Initiative and is a helpful reminder for team members to perform at their highest level.    

Kathy Basiago


Matt Tripp (LSI) is passing the SSE to Kathy Basiago (Reporting Team). 


More about the SSE Recipient