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Business Procedures Manual

Section 13 Introduction

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University System of Georgia (USG) institutions employ several financial management and information software systems to perform daily finance and business functions. Historically, all USG institutions, except for the four research universities, have used common systems.

Of these four, the University of Georgia operates its own legacy systems for finance, payroll, human resources, and student information. The Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the Medical College of Georgia use a combination of legacy systems and new client server systems. Each of these three institutions now uses PeopleSoft for finance and/or human resources, and uses, or plans to use, BANNER for student information.

Note: Information regarding the systems in use at the University of Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the Medical College of Georgia may be obtained from those institutions.

The 31 teaching institutions that make up the balance of the University System of Georgia have implemented BANNER as their student information system and operate it independently, although plans are currently underway to initiate centralized hosting of database management and to create a single application model. PeopleSoft financial and human resources systems were implemented at these 31 institutions, along with the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the University System Office (USO), under the project name “GeorgiaFIRST” beginning in January 1998. These systems are centrally hosted, and all institutions that participated in this project use a single application model.