Application Services

Application Services provides application development and support services for administrative systems operated jointly with MSU functional units (i.e., the Controller’s Office, Human Resources, University Advancement, the Registrar’s Office, and the Cashier’s Office). These services include disaster recovery and contingency planning, portfolio and project management, systems architecture and testing, and business system analysis.

Application Services also offers design, development, and support for web applications, mainframe systems, databases, middleware applications, and e-commerce systems, as well as identity and integration management.

See the list of active applications developed and managed by Application Services.

Director’s Office

The Director’s Office team works on Application Services’ projects and provides administrative support to Application Services’ teams.

Middleware Systems

The Middleware Systems team provides integration support between application developers and the university’s central IT infrastructure. This includes Oracle and SQL database administration, Cognos application administration, Kuali Rice administration, and SAP BASIS administration.


The Testing team assists in articulating and supporting an organized and uniform approach to overall systems architecture as Application Services plans for future system upgrades and replacements. The team also provides automated and structured performance and quality testing services and controls associated with the development of new systems and upgrades to existing systems.

Solutions & Integration/COTS

The Solutions and Integration team helps automate business processes and manage administrative information for MSU units by providing solution design, development, implementation, and system support. This work leverages expertise with building and maintaining Java, .Net, and ASP web-based software application solutions with SQL Server and Oracle databases, as well as provides related data integration and reporting services. Solutions and Integration also consults on vendor selection and implementation for MSU departments and units.

Student Systems

The Student Systems team provides solutions and support services for MSU administrative student information including the Student Information System (SIS), Financial Aid, Degree Navigator, and StuInfo.