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IFIS (Integrated Financial Information System) Technical Overview

IFIS (Integrated Financial Information System) is UC San Diego's central financial system.

IFIS contains integrated processes and applications that support the administration of UC San Diego's financial data.

The IFIS computing environment comprises an IBM Enterprise server using IBM's CICS/DB2 database.

Contact your Departmental Security Administrator (DSA) if you need access to IFIS or FinancialLink.

Processes and modules within IFIS

The following services and features are available through IFIS. Many of them are included in FinancialLink.

  • Accounts Payable allows online entry of invoices and maintenance of vendor data.
  • Budget and Staffing provides input, storage, maintenance, and reporting of budget and staffing data.
  • Chart of Accounts (COA) provides codes necessary for recording, organizing, and reporting financial information.
  • Communications defines groups and tracks notices, bulletins, and announcements
  • Express Order enables online reporting, placement of telephone orders to vendors, and invoice remittances.
  • General Accounting encompasses fund accounting, chart of accounts, system table maintenance and update, and grants and contract accounting.
  • Person/ Entity records and maintains basic information on individuals and entities such as vendors, third parties, and institutions.
  • Purchasing facilitates buying activities, such as requests for goods and services, and online ordering and buying.
  • Security maintains all IFIS security activities.
  • Travel enables online reporting and maintenance of travel accounting.
  • Utilities contains additional table maintenance and system features used throughout IFIS.

Campus clients

  • Budget Operations/ Planning & Analysis
  • Student Business Services
  • Business and Financial Services
  • Campus Departments
  • Central Cashier
  • Departmental Security Administrators (DSAs)
  • Extended Studies and Public Service
  • Financial Aid
  • General Accounting