Enterprise Development Application Support (EDAS) 

The EDAS team at OIT works to provide technology-based business solutions to help The University of Alabama operate efficiently and effectively. The team works to provide application support, custom development, and database support. Learn more about each EDAS team below. 

Academic Team

EDAS’ Academic team provides application support to enhance the core mission of UA. This group supports technologies that enrich the student learning experience. This group works closely with the Faculty Resource Center to support the technical framework of Blackboard Learn, UA’s learning management system. Along with many other applications and technologies, the Academic team also supports digital signage, KBox ticketing system, SharePoint, and OnGuard – the University’s access control application.

Business Admin Team

The Business Admin team supports enterprise administrative business applications at UA including Action Card (Transact and Sequoia QuadPoint), OnBase, Concur integration with Banner for Employee Expense and Vendor Invoice Management, the Banner Finance related systems modules (Finance and Accounts Receivables), and Banner Workflow. The Business Admin team manages a variety of applications and technologies to ensure efficient business operations at UA for students, faculty and staff.

Data Resources Team

The Data Resources team supports Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases that support nearly all functions at the University. This group works to ensure all databases are patched and running current operational systems. The Data Resources team also manages Application Manager, the job scheduler application used for Banner.

Development Team

EDAS’ Development team supports campus-wide technologies for students, faculty and staff at UA. Along with many critical applications, this group supports myBama, ERP application servers, Single sign-on and multiple identity management solutions. The Development team also provides custom application development such as the OIT status page, the WellBama employee portal, UA’s effort reporting system, student immunization verification, Action Card photo upload interface, ERP modifications, plus many more departmental applications.

Finance and Operations Team

The Finance and Operations team builds and supports technologies to enhance financial and operational processes at UA. This includes software applications such as DocuSign, and also critical applications such as e-Time, the University’s time card system for employees, TM1 budgeting software, and AIM used for facility work order management. This group also design business applications through forms, automated workflows, data and reports using Everest. Everest is used to automate and manage business processes to improve efficiency, timeliness, intelligent reporting, paperless processing and increased auditing capabilities. To make a request for Everest, please complete a project management request form.

Student and HR Admin Team

The Student and Human Resources Admin team within EDAS supports technologies for students, faculty and staff. This group supports critical Banner applications and functions including Banner Student, HR, Financial Aid and Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions. They manage numerous data integrations and develop custom applications, allowing Banner data to be utilized throughout campus. They also support applications such as UA’s Student Opinions course evaluation software, SARS advisor scheduling application, StarRez housing system and the Degree Works application which helps students monitor their progress towards degree completion.

 

To request to work with EDAS, please submit a project request form through OIT’s project management office.  The project management team will review your request to determine if the project meets necessary criteria.