Kuali Financial debuts at other universities

July 1 marked the begin­ning of a new fis­cal year. It makes sense, then, that Col­orado State Uni­ver­sity and San Joaquin Delta Col­lege chose that day to launch the Kuali Finan­cial Sys­tem (KFS) on their campuses.

The adop­tion of the Kuali’s finan­cial sys­tem by other uni­ver­si­ties is a major mile­stone forKuali, a con­sor­tium of community-source enter­prise sys­tem projects work­ing to bring next-generation capa­bil­ity to all aspects of higher-education man­age­ment. The Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton is cur­rently con­duct­ing the Finan­cial Sys­tems Needs Assess­ment (FSNA) project, and KFS is among the list of solu­tions that will be assessed as that project moves into soluition eval­u­a­tion in the com­ing year.

The UW is play­ing a sig­nif­i­cant role in the devel­op­ment of Kuali Stu­dent and Kuali Rice sys­tems, so the Office of the Uni­ver­sity Reg­is­trar pays spe­cial atten­tion to achieve­ments like this one. We’ve detailed Kuali’s progress on this blog in order to keep the UW com­mu­nity abreast of a set of soft­ware tools that may power our own infor­ma­tion sys­tems some day.

Extras: Read an open let­ter to the Kuali com­mu­nity from Patrick J. Burns and Alli­son Dineen, Vice Pres­i­dents for IT and Finance at Col­orado State Uni­ver­sity, or a sim­i­lar open let­ter from Dr. Jon C. Stephens, Vice Pres­i­dent of Busi­ness Ser­vices at San Joaquin Delta Col­lege. You can get more back­ground on the topic of open– and community-source soft­ware in higher edu­ca­tion in this arti­cle on Kuali at Inside Higher Ed.

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