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Agresso is the accounting solution for the universities accounts. This includes accounts payable, receivable, online expenses and purchasing.

Agresso is now called U4BW (Unit4 Business World).

Unit4 Business World ERP suite, formally known as Agresso Financials.

Unit4 Business World is a top-tier, global accounting system that delivers a fully integrated range of functions, including: General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Procurement and Purchasing P2P, Fixed Assets, Cash Management, Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting.

It offers online real-time services to its customer base college wide which can be accessed both internally and externally to the University.

ASCS is the online data collection system SAA use to gather departmental scheduling requirements for production of the central university class timetable for each semester.  Access to the system is available to all Heads of Department and their nominated Scheduling Co-ordinators.  The system opens twice each year:

  •          Feb/Mar for submission of the following Autumn semester data
  •          Jul/Aug for submission of the following spring semester data

Training is available to all Head of Departments and their nominated Scheduling coordinators.   Others who wish to inform themselves further on UL scheduling policy and process may also avail of this training (ie. Course Directors, Department Administrators).  Formal training sessions are organised in February and July each year when the system opens.   Ad-hoc training or advise is available at any time by contacting scheduling@ul.ie.

CoreHR is a fully integrated HR solution that provides the online Employee Self Service Portal for the university employees, E-Recruitment for online vacancies and Back Office solution from application to payroll.

Before a Semester or Exam timetable can be generated, Enterprise Solutions must first collate the scheduling data from SI (The Student Record System), ASCS (Academic Scheduling Constraints System) and MERCS(Module Exam Constraints System). As the data is being collated, it is transformed in to an appropriate format and loaded in to CMIS. CMIS is the scheduling software application that SAA use to generate Semester and Exam timetables.

ITD supports SAA throughout each scheduling process whilst endeavouring to further develop the means of gathering and collating scheduling data.

For further details, please log a call with the ITD service desk for the attention of Enterprise Solutions

SITS is a student records management system (also known as SI) which consists of a desktop SI Client for administration staff and online portal for academics and students.

It is used to store, administer and manage all elements of student information from initial application through to graduation. SITS is provided by Tribal (http://www.tribalgroup.com/higher-education/student-management-systems-and-software/sitsvision/) and is used by many higher education authorities worldwide.

The system comprises a number of different areas, including:

  • admissions
  • student records and enrolment
  • management of study programmes
  • management of modules, credits, examinations and assessments
  • research student records
  • student placement
  • student finance and funding

ITD provides a suite of reports that is integrated with SITS and is delivered through Oracle Discoverer.

As well as use for management of the University's own processes and providing information to various UL core systems, the data held in SITS is also used for statutory returns to the HEA.