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 tools that can be employed to proactively analyze, diagnose, and report on application performance and availability. APM provides increased visibility into applications developed and hosted by MSU, as well as vendor applications hosted in the cloud.

APM can be used in an application’s build and test stages to identify performance issues before deployment to a production environment.

After an application is deployed, APM assesses availability and performance by detecting any issues and identifying the root causes. This monitoring system can also help reduce Mean Time to Resolution if an application experiences any issues.

Learn more about APM and request the service.