Beginning in mid-August 2016, FFRA website content will be moving to the Northwestern IT site's new section for Administrative Systems.

Administrative Systems User Panel


Want to make a difference in the way work gets done? The Administrative Systems User Panel is an opportunity for you, a user of Northwestern's administrative systems, to help test and offer input on new features and tools in our systems and our web site.



Any user of any of the administrative systems at Northwestern University, including the CATracks and the FFRA systems: NUFinancials, Cognos Reporting, FAMIS, iBuyNU, NUPlans, and InfoEd, as well as other major systems.



Participate in surveys, usability studies, pilot training, and/or focus groups. Once you sign up, all participation is optional and according to your interest and availability.



We'll send invitations when we have a new feature or tool for your feedback or testing. This should average no more often than every month or so. Some activities will be scheduled with us, while others will be completed on your own time by a deadline.



Many activities can be completed at your desk, although there will be occasional opportunities to join us in one of our training labs or meeting rooms at 1800 Sherman in Evanston. We also schedule sessions on the Chicago campus.



We need your help. As a user of the systems, you have insight and perspective we need in order to make our products work for you.



Sign up when you subscribe to Administrative Systems Emails. Or, you can email and let us know your name, the systems you use, and your role in those systems and/or in the University. We'll contact you when we have an opportunity for you to get involved.