Application Development

MSU Information Technology partners with campus units to provide various types of application development and integration for the MSU community.

This includes consulting, solution analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and support for web and mainframe application needs.

Application development & integration

Using MSU IT for application development enables units to integrate core data with university-wide systems for increased interoperability and utilize central code and infrastructure for application efficiency. MSU IT can also provide ongoing support of applications based on determined service level agreements. (View the Application List for more details.)

Types of applications:

  • Academic (e.g., Degree Navigator, Schedule of Courses, StuInfo, WebEnroll)
  • Admissions (e.g., AOP Tools, TransferCredit)
  • Billing and E-commerce (e.g., CASHNet, MSUPayment, WebCredit)
  • Custom Unit-Specific Apps (e.g., AthlInfo, MSU Community Charitable Campaign)
  • Database and Reporting Feeds (e.g., Building/Room Data, Emergency Location Database)
  • Financial (e.g., Procurement System)
  • Hosting (e.g., MSU Code Repository)
  • Human Resources (e.g., Benefits System, HR/Payroll)
  • Identity Management and Access (e.g., Community ID, NetID, Sentinel, Shibboleth)

Application Performance Monitoring

Application Performance Management (APM) is a suite of software tools used to view and diagnose the performance and availability of web-based applications. APM monitors end-to-end user actions, providing visibility into applications and supporting infrastructure.

Performance thresholds and smart baseline metrics allow proactive alerts on specific user actions. This helps quickly identify, diagnose, and resolve performance issues and root causes. Built-in dashboards and reporting provide performance detail immediately upon deploying APM, or you can customize your own dashboards to display specific key performance metrics.

APM can be deployed for applications hosted by MSU, as well as vendor applications hosted in the cloud.

Learn more about APM and request the service.