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


Following is a selection of user-facing projects with impacts upon a substantial portion of our user community at Northwestern University, implemented separately from the main NUFinancials project.


Constituent Affinity Tracking System, a web-based development system being implemented in partnership with the Office of Alumni Relations and Development

The Facilities Asset Management Information System is used to track the costs and work required for repairs, renovation and capital projects, maintenance, housekeeping, and other building and real estate operations

InfoEd Proposal Development
An online system for the creation, review, and submission of applications for sponsored research grants and contracts

NUPlans is specialized budget and planning software to replace an Excel-based annual budget preparation process.


About the Finance, Facilities, and Research Administration Group

  • The FFRA team supports and enhances the technical aspects of the University's financial management systems working in partnership with University central offices and administrative units responsible for maintaining policy.
  • FFRA systems include NUFinancials, as well as several related applications in areas such as grants management (InfoEd), purchasing (iBuyNU), budget (NUPlans), and facilities management (FAMIS).
  • This group, formerly known as Project Cafe, was originally formed as part of an initiative to replace Northwestern University's financial management system.