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Kuali Develops Open Source Financial and ERP Applications for Universities

Apr 27, 2008, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"Financial and ERP applications are arguably the last bastion of proprietary software giants, but the Kuali Foundation wants to eliminate those remaining barriers to open source enterprise systems, at least in the educational realm. Kuali is a nonprofit collection of colleges, universities, commercial companies, and consultants who hope to 'bring the proven functionality of legacy applications to the ease and universality of online services.' Kuali's first project, Kuali Financial Systems, is already working on its 3.0 release, scheduled for the end of this year.

"Kuali is the Malaysian term for wok, an indispensable kitchen utensil in Asian culture. Kuali Executive Director Jennifer Foutty says she isn't sure where the name came from, but she hopes the Kuali project applications in time become indispensable for universities around the world..."

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