Business Software, Built by Colleges for Colleges, Challenges Commercial Giants


What’s happened at Colorado State has already raised eyebrows. The university needed a new financial system —fast—and decided Kuali was the best fit because it also wanted the research system. The total budget for both was $3.9-million. Patrick J. Burns, vice president for information technology, is fond of sharing the reaction he has gotten from other universities: Shouldn’t there be another zero on the end of that?