University of Maryland Calls on Experts Vivantech and Navigator to Implement its Kuali Financial System

San Diego, CA (October 9, 2012) – Vivantech (, a premier Kuali Commercial Affiliate, today announced that the University of Maryland hired the team of Vivantech and Navigator Management Partners (NMP) to support them with its implementation of the Kuali Financial System (KFS) 5.x. The university chose the Kuali system and this experienced implementation team to help replace its current Financial Record System (FRS) with general ledger, financial transactions, purchasing and accounts payable, and capital asset management modules that are more agile and adaptive to the changes in its business practices and organizational hierarchies.

As part of the project with Maryland, the Vivantech-NMP team will assist in the migration of the legacy data from the current system to KFS and will manage the project until completion. The project planning phase, as well as the evaluation of current systems and processes has begun, and the full implementation of the Kuali Financial System is expected for July 1, 2013.

With their decision to implement KFS, the University of Maryland joins a long list of universities that are choosing license-free community source enterprise software designed by universities, for universities.

For additional information about Vivantech and its services, please visit or call Victoria Albright at 619.298.4824, extension 24.

About Kuali
The Kuali Foundation is a non-profit organization that coordinates the efforts of colleges and universities to develop and sustain administrative software to meet the needs of all sizes of higher education institutions, from small colleges to large research universities. The Kuali Foundation began in 2004 as a cooperative effort among partners and a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop an open-source financial system. Success with the Kuali Financial System led to additional pooled investment projects, including Kuali Coeus for Research Administration, Kuali Student, Kuali Rice, Kuali Open Library Environment, Kuali People Management for the Enterprise, Kuali Mobility Enterprise and Kuali Ready, with coordination by the independent, not-for-profit Kuali Foundation, Inc. The software developed by Kuali projects is available, without fee, for anyone to use or modify under the Educational Community License.

About Vivantech
Vivantech is a premier developer of enterprise grade, open-source administrative software and an active member of the Kuali community, having worked on Kuali Financial System (KFS) implementations and other Kuali projects since 2007. The company is also the first Kuali Commercial Affiliate to implement a Kuali Mobility app, the only company to provide complimentary KFS, Kuali Student (KS), and Kuali Coeus (KC) sandboxes, and the only commercial partner involved in the Kuali People Management for the Enterprise (KPME) project. Vivantech also offers expertise in technology consulting, quality assurance, training, and project management. Known for excellence and innovation, Vivantech’s solutions are used in higher education, financial institutions, large software companies, and multi-billion dollar non-profit organizations. Vivantech is privately held and headquartered in San Diego, CA.

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