VPF uses these key platforms to enable the MIT community to conduct business and perform financial functions throughout the Institute.
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Atlas
MIT’s self-service one-stop administrative systems hub, Atlas provides an entry point for accessing the Institute’s financial systems and tools. Employees can use Atlas for a wide range of financial transactions including updating personal information and benefits, downloading paystubs and W-2s, setting up direct deposit, filing or approving time sheets, setting tax withholding allowances, and requesting and tracking reimbursements. Link

BrioQuery
An ad hoc querying software for creating reports from IS&T’s Data Warehouse. Link

Cognos
A reporting tool from IBM which serves as the primary reporting platform for retrieving data from IS&T’s Data Warehouse. This web-based tool allows users to create reports and dashboards.

Concur
A cloud-based integrated platform for booking travel and creating online travel expense reports. Link

eCat
MIT’s electronic procurement portal, eCat links to multiple online catalogs including MIT’s partner and preferred suppliers. Link

eProp
MIT’s property database, eProp maintains the inventory of all tagged property and equipment and has files on nearly 100,000 pieces of equipment throughout the MIT campus and at remote locations.

Financial Review and Control (FRC) tool
This web-based tool is used by DLC administrators to perform the monthly cost object review of transactions. Link

Glacier
An online tax compliance system, Glacier is designed specifically to help foreign nationals (non-resident aliens) determine their U.S. tax status and complete required tax forms. Link

Kuali Coeus
MIT’s electronic system used to standardize the administrative processes for sponsored research. Often referred to as Coeus, it is a cradle-to-grave award management system that is designed to assist the research community in proposal development and tracking, and award acquisition and management. Link

NIMBUS
MIT’s web-based system for creating, submitting, maintaining, updating, and closing out budgets. Link

SAP
MIT uses SAP—an enterprise software designed to manage business operations—for its integrated accounting and purchasing systems.

Supplier Search
The Institute’s online directory of Preferred and Internal suppliers can be searched by commodity or by supplier name. By using Supplier Search, DLCs can find suppliers that will help reduce purchasing costs, optimize product and service quality, and streamline ordering. Link

The Work Number
MIT uses this safe and secure service of Equifax Work Solutions to handle employment and salary verification for employees and for commercial verifiers needing to verify MIT employment and income. Link