Administrative and Business Systems

Business Intelligence (Cognos)

USC’s business intelligence tool, Cognos, provides reporting and querying capabilities in coordination with the Kuali Financial System and other databases.

Identity and Access Management Services

Identity and Access Management (IAM) facilitates timely, accurate, and secure access to electronic services for all members of the university community.

Kuali Financial System (KFS)

The Kuali Financial System and Kuali Enterprise Workflow consist of a range of applications, including USC eMarket and the supplier portal, the capital asset management system, cashiering, procurement card reallocation, journal vouchers, course scheduling, gift processing, and financial aid accounts.

Student Information System (SIS)

The Student Information System (SIS) manages a range of information about USC students for the duration of their time at USC, including admission status, registration information, financial aid information, and financial transactions with USC.

Total Access for Research Administration (TARA)

TARA is USC’s “Total Access for Research Administration” system, supporting management of research awards, proposals, core laboratories, and regulatory protocols.


Workday modernizes and improves the way USC delivers key human resources, benefits, payroll, and performance management services to staff and faculty.