Financial Management Systems Gateway

Use The NUPortal to access financial system applications if you are a Northwestern employee.

All Users

If you are unable to access The NUPortal you will need a Northwestern NetID to use the following:

Cognos Reporting
Access key financial reports

FAMIS Self Service
Submit service and estimate requests to Facilities Management. For NUIT service requests (such as broken ethernet jacks) call 1-HELP (4357) or email

Northwestern's online marketplace of preferred vendors
VPN required from off campus

Northwestern's financial management information system



NUPlans Forecasting
NUPlans Forecasting is accessed via NUPlans Web. Internet Explorer is the recommended browser for NUPlans Web.

Annual Budgeting

NUPlans Budget Prep - Contributor
NUPlans Budget Preparation is accessed via Contributor. Firefox is the recommended browser for NUPlans Contributor.

NUPlans Budget Prep - Web
NUPlans Web is used in budget preparation for reports, commitments and chart string maintenance. Internet Explorer is the recommended browser for NUPlans Web.

IMPORTANT: You cannot be logged into NUPlans Contributor and NUPlans Web, or into both Forecasting and Budget Prep via NUPlans Web simultaneously in the same browser.

For training, security, and role information, please see NUPlans

Note: VPN required from off campus

Sponsored Projects

Northwestern's enterprise system for proposal administration (Requires VPN from off campus )

Search for funding with InfoEd’s Sponsored Programs Information Network

BI Publisher
Access the Subcontract Agreement Report

Note: VPN required from off campus

Central Users

FAMIS Application (FAMIS Forms)
Northwestern's Facilities Management Information System

Note: VPN required from off campus

Security Forms

Security Forms and Workflow Setup

Training Materials

Download step-by-step job aids and demo presentations from our Training Curriculum page.


Call 847-491-4357 (1-HELP) option 2 or email