Business IT Resources

This guide is intended to help business professionals get started with the University-provided technology tools they need for a successful career at UIUC. To review U of I System technology tools for business professionals, visit the ‘App Directory (U of I System’ entries.

Resource Guide

On this page:

Business & Finance Resources

The following services are commonly used at UIUC. Check with your department to see which services are needed for your group.

Learn more about Adobe Sign

Adobe Sign is an electronic signature application that allows users to securely sign, initial, and enter other information on an electronic document rather than a physical copy.

Visit the System App Directory

The U of I System provides a number of tools for Business, HR, Finance, and other areas. Visit the System App Directory to access these tools.

Examples of Apps in this directory include:

  • Banner
  • Business Objects (Power BI)
  • iBuy
  • Tableau

Learn about the Commitments App

The Commitments App is used by business offices to track financial obligations to another entity, whether internal or external to the University. 

Portal Applications Website

The Engineering Portal Framework hosts a variety of home-grown web applications used widely in the College of Engineering and other units on the Illinois campus. These web applications support, streamline, and generally facilitate an array of business processes relating to finance, human resources, and academics.

HR & Payroll Resources

System HR, Illinois HR, College and Department HR. There are a number of Human Resources and Payroll and Benefits resources to keep track of. These resources are available to help you complete your work at UIUC.

Visit the System App Directory

The U of I System provides a number of tools for Business, HR, Finance, and other areas. Visit the System App Directory to access these tools.

Examples of Apps in this directory include:

  • Adjustment Notification App
  • HireTouch
  • My UI Info (NESSIE)
  • PARIS

Learn more about Adobe Sign

Adobe Sign is an electronic signature application that allows users to securely sign, initial, and enter other information on an electronic document rather than a physical copy.

The Vacation and Sick Leave (VSL)Reporting tool replaces a myriad of VSL applications across the University for Academic Professionals and Civil Serice staff to report their out of office time.

Data Resources

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The University provides a number of web development tools and platforms. From simple Publish.Illinois sites to more complex Drupal sites, there are web development resources for every skill level, budget, and purpose. The resources below will help you find the solution that best fits your needs.

Visit the System App Directory

The U of I System provides a number of tools for Business, HR, Finance, and other areas. Visit the System App Directory to access these tools.

Examples of Apps in this directory include:

  • Banner
  • Business Objects (Power BI)
  • iBuy
  • Tableau

Find a backup or storage service that fits your needs

The University offers a number of tools for backing up and/or storing your data. This interactive tool will help you choose the solution that best fits your needs.

Visit the DMI website

The Division of Management Information (DMI) serves as the institution’s research office with a goal to assist administrators, faculty, and staff in obtaining timely, accurate, and appropriate information from the university’s administrative databases.

Data Services Center (DSC), created by Applied Technologies for Learning in the Arts & Sciences (ATLAS), is a service to help you to discover data and reports, and share your own data and reports with campus colleagues. 

Anyone with a NetID can log into the DSC to quickly access data and reports they have access to and discover other data sources available across campus. 

Web Development Resources

The University provides a number of web development tools and platforms. From simple Publish.Illinois sites to more complex Drupal sites, there are web development resources for every skill level, budget, and purpose. The resources below will help you find the solution that best fits your needs.

Usability Consulting

Usability focuses on a person’s ability to interact with and navigate a site. Accessibility is a type of usability and is a core value at Illinois. Persons with visual, aural, or physical impairments should be able to access the same information on your websites as non-impaired individuals.

Technology Services offers Accessibility and Usability testing services.

Learn more about Publish.illinois and cPanel

The most frequently used web development tools are Publish.illinois (PIE) and cPanel. PIE provides a very basic suite of tools that can have your site up in minutes, while cPanel allows for more customization by allowing for greater flexibility in design and a variety of web creation software.

Visit the Illinois Theme web page

Using components provided by the Office of Strategic Marketing & Branding, web professionals have created the Illinois theme. The Illinois theme can be applied to the majority of websites built using University-supported web development applications with just a few clicks.

 

Visit the Web Hosting Finder

If Publish @ Illinois or cPanel to fit your needs, or you’re interested in other options, the Web Hosting Finder is an interactive tool designed to help you find the best solution for your needs.

Nine questions are asked to help you determine the best solution based upon factors such as your budget, site maintenance, and the website size.

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Learn about essential connectivity at the University.

  • NetID and Password
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Campus Wi-Fi
  • University Email
  • Software Access

Learn about communication platforms commonly used across the University.

  • Microsoft Teams
  • Zoom
  • Skype for Business

Learn about virtual storage and file sharing at the University.

  • Microsoft Teams
  • U of I Box
  • Google Drive
  • SharePoint

Learn about the University’s VPN, how to download and install it, and when you need to use it.

Join us for a training!

Need to learn how to navigate Office 365? Want to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop? Just want to organize your Outlook email better? Join in on a free technology training through our Training Services group. Or, check out our training page for more learning possibilities including LinkedIn Learning and Research IT Trainings.

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