COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a competitive talent solicitation, the team of Navigator Management Partners and Vivantech were awarded the contract to support the University of Maryland in its implementation of the Kuali Financial System (KFS). In partnership with the University of Maryland, the Navigator Management Partners and VivánTech group will manage the University's migration from their current Financial Record System (FRS) to KFS. This implementation project is slated to be complete August 1, 2013.
Replacing the University's FRS system that has been in use for twelve years requires a suite of applications that are agile and adaptive to changes in business practices and organizational hierarchies of higher education institutions. The KFS suite of applications uniquely fills these requirements due to its higher education origins. The University will use KFS's comprehensive General Ledger/Financial Processing, Purchasing/Accounts Payable, and Capital Assets open-source applications and web-based documents to achieve their objective, seamlessly replacing and improving upon the functionality currently residing in their FRS application.
The Kuali Foundation, of which Navigator Management Partners and VivánTech are commercial affiliates, is a thriving cooperative of institutions of higher learning and commercial firms that collaborate with other Kuali Foundation members in building and sustaining open-source administrative software for higher education. KFS is currently in operation at fourteen universities, including Indiana University, the University of Arizona, the University of Connecticut, Haverford College, the University of Hawaii, Colorado State University and Cornell University.
Engaging professionals on continuous improvement and innovation within a modular environment, the University of Maryland joins a long list of universities that are choosing license-free, community source enterprise software designed by universities, for universities.
To visit the Kuali Foundation, go to www.kuali.org. For information about the University of Maryland, visit www.umd.edu. For information about VivánTech, go to http://www.vivantech.com/ . To visit Navigator Management Partners, go to www.navmp.com.
About Navigator Management Partners, LLC
Navigator Management Partners is a consulting firm specializing in Project Management, Business Process Design, Packaged Software Implementation, Organizational Change Management, and Enterprise Technology Strategy expertise. The team of proven professionals in business and technology consulting has served in Fortune 500 organizations and Public Sector institutions as employees of the world's leading consulting firms. Navigator was founded in Columbus, Ohio, and has since opened additional offices nationally. Navigator's business is focused on regional capabilities centered in its locations. In these markets, Navigator provides affordable, local alternatives, to its larger competitors, while bringing world-class consulting services to these strategic markets.
Vivantech is a premier, rapidly growing development provider of open-source software, international networks, security, and related components and solutions based in San Diego, California. They have over eight years of experience in application design, development, and implementation services. Vivantech design and implementation credits include complex software applications for higher education, financial institutions, large software companies, and multi-billion dollar non-profit organizations. They have worked with a variety of technical architectures on a range of hardware platforms including Sun, IBM, and fault-tolerant systems such as Stratus. The Vivantech team has expertise with Kuali Rice and a variety of other open-source middleware solutions including JBOSS, and has worked commercial and proprietary offerings including BEA Weblogic and IBM Websphere.