KFS and KC Integration - New Features Now Available
Kuali Financial System and Kuali Coeus are now fully
compatible. KC 3.1.1, KFS 4.1.1 and Rice 188.8.131.52 all released on Sept
9, 2011. A special thanks to the many people who participated in this
KC/KFS integration. The QA and Testing on KFS/KC functional
integration were integral to the success of this effort! This is a
significant milestone in our road to Kuali-Coeus functional
KC 3.1.1 contains the new integration features with KFS
including Account Inquiry, Account Creation, Budget Adjustment,
Effort Certification, and CFDA Number integration. All Project Teams
are very pleased with the results as is our Kuali members and
partners. It was truly a team effort across projects, with many
dedicated individuals from both functional and technical teams. The
teams are already in high gear working toward the next major releases
- KC 4.0, KFS 5.0 and Rice 2.0!
USC Now Using Mobile App KFS 2.0
On September 12th, USC deployed the latest version
of the mobile KFS application in production. The KFS mobile app 2.0
is powered by VivanTech, a Kuali Commercial Affiliate and a member of
KMobility.The app is designed for current Kuali Financial System
users and has many "on the go" benefits, as well as customization
options to fit each university's needs.
The KFS mobile app boasts many features including Action Item
Notifications, and VivanTech Secure Authentication Proxy (V-SAP)
USC's office of the comptroller can now use the KFS mobile app
for several financial transactions including general journal
vouchers, chart of account changes, procurement card items, and more.
One of the most powerful features of the application is the
colorKueTM detail. It presents the action items
(Approvals, Acknowledgments, and FYIs) in a color-coded and
prioritized manner. It has received positive feedback from testers
and has proven valuable to many who are involved in the document life
cycle, including those who are color blind, due to the specific
lettering in each button. Read more: www.vivantech.com.
Stevens Installs Kuali Financial System
It took a little more than a year for a team of 10 employees -
partnered with consultants from rSmart and the testing and functional
support of many others - to get from "What is Kuali?" to Kuali for
The Kuali Financial System, Kuali for Stevens (KFS), became
the official financial record for Stevens Institute of Technology for
fiscal year 2012 and beyond, and replaced the Financial Records
System (FRS), which had been in place for nearly 30 years.
The modules Stevens has currently configured include: Chart of Accounts,
General Ledger, Purchasing/AP,
Labor Ledger, and Accounts
Receivable. Budget Construction and Capital Assets are on the
horizon. In addition to serving as consultants during the various
stages of implementation, rSmart will continue to host the Stevens'
instance of the Kuali software.
Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The
Innovation UniversityTM, lives at the intersection of
industry, academics and research. The University's students, faculty
and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and
culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront
global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology
Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington,
D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master's, certificates and
doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in
addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.
Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and
the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of
Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security
research. Total sponsored research exceeds 29 million. The University
has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600
graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens' graduate programs
have attracted international participation from China, India,
Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic
partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other
universities around the world.
For more information about how KFS has become Kuali for
Stevens visit the website: www.stevens.edu/sit/finance/kuali-portal/
Kuali in Canada - Brock University
has initiated their journey along the Kuali road. Brock's need for a new
financial system to automate business processes, provide electronic workflow
and approvals, and enhance the availability of real time financial information
The first phase
will be a 3-4 month pilot project to validate KFS's ability to meet Brock's
business needs with GL, AP and Purchasing. If the pilot is successful, the
second phase may be a full implementation of core functionality to replace their
existing system. This poses a number of challenges including Canadian
systems for accounting, tax computations, and government regulations.
in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada opened its doors in 1964 and has graduated
over 70,000 students. In the past decade, Brock has had the
second-highest enrollment growth rate of any Ontario university. Today they are
home to 17,000 full-time students pursuing undergraduate, graduate and doctoral
degrees. At Brock, they see the importance of developing "both sides
of the brain" to achieve academic excellence. Deloitte Canada and
VivanTech are assisting Brock University.