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System Updates

New "Planning and Projections" Project

The Planning and Projections project will create an online tool within the IBM Cognos TM1 software that supports the management of funds at USC through financial forecasting. This project will establish a financial projection modeling system upon which budget and planning scenario models can be built, providing visibility into available funding across fiscal years for the purposes of financial decision support.

The Planning and Projections tool will be made available to principal investigators, departments, centers, and schools as a tool to create financial cost projections for a portfolio of accounts. Core features include structured projection templates, flexible projection sheets, and customizable reports, as well as a feature to create personalized scenarios (conservative, moderate, aggressive) that can be shared as appropriate.

The Planning and Projections tool will be implemented in two phases:

  • The first phase will implement projection functionality for current unrestricted, gift, and endowment funds in a top-down, trend-based approach. This functionality will be available on 5/22/2018, with further enhancements expected by 6/21.

  • The second phase will create research, effort, payroll, and budget reallocation models for sponsored and restricted funds in a bottom-up approach. Phase 2 has a planned go-live date of 8/15/2018.

To obtain more information about the new Planning and Projections tool, submit your inquiries via email to



USC is a contributing partner in the development of Kuali, a suite of software solutions, created by a consortium of universities to automate and integrate a broad range of administrative processes. Kuali software was created to enable users to make the transition from paper forms to electronic documentation, enhancing tracking and accountability while preserving a document’s history in one place online.

Signing into Services with Duo Two-Factor Authentication

Duo Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
for system access is now required for
all USC staff. Registration for Duo
authentication can be requested
via this link. (Currently, you do not need to use a VPN connection when accessing the Kuali system.)

When accessing a protected service or system, you will first enter your USC NetID username and password on the USC NetID sign-in page. You will then be required to verify your identity through one of the three options on the Duo Authentication screen:

  • Duo Push: A notification is sent to your registered mobile device. You simply approve the login attempt by accepting the alert.
  • Phone Call: A call to a registered mobile or land-line phone. Simply press “1” on the phone’s keypad to approve the login.
  • Passcode: A code supplied by the Duo Mobile app or sent via text message to your registered mobile phone. Simply type the supplied code into the login screen to complete the login process.

For more information about using Duo 2FA,
please see and



What's New?
(and Next!)

Updated Payroll Expense Transfers and new payroll reconciliation reports information.

Watch online intro to KFS — Kuali 101. See the User Guides & Training page for details.

Visit our Top 10 FAQs page for the questions most often asked by Kuali & USC eMarket users.