Supported Business Systems

This document describes common business systems in use at UW-Madison.

Overview of common campus business applications

The UW-Madison community relies on access to a variety of business systems to support its daily work. The page linked below consolidates information about the systems most frequently used and provides links to the appropriate access request forms.

SIS / 25Live

The Student Information System (SIS) is a comprehensive computing system that allows UW-Madison offices and departments to access and process information for UW-Madison students. 25Live is a multiuser client/server scheduling system that provides a unified environment for scheduling and managing classes, special events, rooms, equipment, and event services.


The Human Resources System (HRS) is the payroll and benefits system used by UW Madison and System Campuses. The system allows individual employees the ability to access their own information via a set of "self service" processes. It also provides for integration of student, faculty and staff payroll records and the retirement of numerous redundant (legacy) systems.

Shared Financial System (SFS)

Shared Financial System (SFS) is designed to provide shared financial applications to UW System campuses. SFS is a Peoplesoft application, running in a 3-tier client server environment (Unix, Oracle, and Windows). The WISER system provides data access for queries and reports. 

Voice Mail

Voice Mail is a voice messaging system that gives subscribers the ability to send, receive, review, reply to, save, and distribute voice messages as well as the ability to send notifications and/or copies of new voice mail messages to your email account.

Bucky Backup (TSM)

Bucky Backup is a service based on TSM, a client server storage management product from Tivoli/IBM. It is available for most servers and workstations on UW-Madison campus and affiliated institutions.


Facility for Shared Technology and Resources (FASTAR) provides UW institutions a collection of shared technology resources for assistance with PeopleSoft Student Administration System as well as Hyperion, FirstLogic and Informatica.


InfoAccess is UW Madison service that provides authorized users with access to the university's data warehouse. The service includes software needed to access the data, a query and reporting tool, supporting documentation and customer support.

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