QCM Report of Tver State University. Girenko F.I., Soldatenko I.S. Selected PTFM. Our selected PTFM is financial management – it is a core process contained on all levels of university management.
Girenko F.I., Soldatenko I.S.
Our selected PTFM is financial management – it is a core process contained on all levels of university management.
Rector is head of the financial management administration of his university. A central administration represents a system of structural units dealing with the financial management of a university which are linked within one information network.
The organizational structure of such a system shows the following hierarchy:
That is why integration of financial management subsystem into general system for university management is a question of utmost importance.
Russian universities have different approaches in choosing ways to implement automated systems for financial management. There are at least two main ideas:
Each approach has its own advantages and disadvantages.
More than 10 years ago Tver State University chose the first way and used software of 1C company for financial management. This company keeps track of all changes in Russian legislation and has complete responsibility for its products – we only need to update our software in time.
Things that really needs reformations are:
We hoped that the project will give us the following:
During the first project year we obtained the following valuable experience:
1C company keeps track of all changes that have to be done in their system in order to comply with all recent changes in Russian legislation – we don’t have to worry.
As for other subsystems – we have started development of missing subsystems – for entrance department, HR and others. Main ideas that we keep in mind here – we want to build separate but highly modular subsystems with distinct input and output information flows suitable for effective integration based on open-source systems and ideology. I.e. we want to build functional blocks that won’t be bound to commercial high-cost solutions from Microsoft, Oracle, etc.
All activities for updating financial management subsystem is carried by 1C company.
As for general integration processes – several meetings with participation of vice-rector for informatisation and heads of corresponding structural units were organized during which the corresponding questions were discussed.
Integration processes will continue their development after the project: