Information Technology

Administrative Information Systems

Posted on Friday, April 18th, 2014

The Information Systems (ITS-IS) unit provides a complete set of services to meet the university-wide needs for administrative computer applications.  These services include coordination of the design, development or acquisition, and improvement of university-wide enterprise administrative computer systems applications using standard tools and processes that emphasize quality and reliability. The core systems include:

  1. Student Information System (SIS), which facilitates admission, financial aid, enrollment, advising, housing, and maintenance of student records.
  2. Financial Information System (e-Business), which facilitates management of university finances, human resources, and payroll.
  3. Data Repository, which consolidates information from many university databases in a form that is accessible for faculty and staff to use with a variety of reporting and analysis tools.
  4. University Portal (, which provides personalized access to a multitude of applications and services for students, faculty, and staff.  

ITS-IS partners with university business offices, including Admissions and Financial Aid, the Registrar's Office, Business Operations and Financial Reporting, Human Resources, Payroll, etc., to ensure that our systems meet UNI's business requirements.  Our overall goal is to provide systems that enable smooth, seamless administrative support for the teaching, learning, and research efforts of the university.

ITS-IS also provides email services to the university using Oracle's Collaboration Suite (Collab).   Collab provides email to campus users through the use of popular desktop clients such as Thunderbird and Outlook and with two full featured web clients (WebAccess, WebMail). 

ITS-IS provides centralized identity management and authentication services for the university community.  This CatID authentication system provides the capability for end-users to use the same username and password across many applications.