Our Kuali Experience • In 2008, selected Kuali Financial System and Kuali Coeus Research Management Systems • A Board mandate to update our aged FRS • Desired a system to manage our financial environment, not just recordfinancial transactions • Only truly integrated Finance and Research • Deployed KFS July 2009 • Deploying Kuali Coeus and integrated Rice now • Investing in Kuali HR system (KPME)
Functionality All three” trade off” against each other $$$ Time The ‘Reality’ Triangle
Functionality Designed by and for higher education. Time $$$ Kuali is Better Software
Functionality It goes in more cleanly and therefore faster! $$$ Time Because the Software is Better
Functionality It is far less costly to implement and maintain. $$$ Time Because the Software is Better, and it goes in faster and more cleanly
So, With kuali, we • “Keep our money in our mission!” Education Outreach Research
Aug. 13, 6:10 PM – John Hunter at CSU sends an issue to the KFS listserv.
Aug. 14, 6:53 AM - Jerry Neal from Indiana University writes with a basic explanation for the problem that CSU is experiencing, and asks about the use-case that caused the problem.
7:10 AM - Cathy Salino from Cornell University chimes in from her mobile phone with a related use-case from Cornell.
8:47 AM - Jonathan Keller from UC Davis uses his mobile phone to offer a diagnosis and possible short-term solution.
9:49 AM - Sterling George from Indiana University offers the solution that CSU eventually implements.
12:42 PM - Pat Lynn from Michigan State University explains that MSU has a similar use-case scenario to CSU and Cornell.
2:19 PM - Kymber Horn from The University of Arizona offers to create a Jira ticket to enhance KFS to make it easier to deal with batch check processing issues.
Time to solution • 14 hours!!!
Cost of solution • $0!!!
With Kuali, NO: • RFP (saved us 3-4 months) • License fees orMaintenance fees • Program manager on retainer (for us, anyway) • Contact him or her with an issue • PM identifies internal resource • PM schedules a call with the internal resource • We have a telephone call, “on the meter” at $200/hr. • Internal resource schedules a 5-day visit • We remove 60% of slides, and revise to a 2-day visit • We sometimes don’t get the help we need
In the Next Decade • Good risk taking will differentiate institutions, and there will be “winners” and “losers.” • Kuali is a good risk!
“In the new millennium, lessons learned should actually be learned.” – the Dalai Lama
YES! KFS – Our most successful implementation ever!