About FIS

Our Mission

FIS PPT Monte A. Ciotto, Associate Vice Chancellor

Financial Information Systems is committed to being a leader within the University of Pittsburgh by providing value through the strategic use of people, processes, and technology

To support the business and financial operations and more broadly the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service, FIS is responsible to provide innovative solutions, manage projects, design processes, develop IT standards, implement and maintain systems, protect assets, secure information, analyze data for reporting requirements, establish audit controls, and implement policies.

FIS is dedicated to delivering the highest level of technical support, instruction, and services to enhance individual and organizational performance.

HDI CSAT Elite 50

HDI-CSATFIS is proud to be part of the HDI CSAT Elite 50, a ranking that recognizes outstanding technical service and support centers across the country. Of the more than 800 organizations that utilize the HDI Customer Satisfaction Index, FIS Technical Services consistently ranks in the top 50 worldwide.

CompTIA Authorized Service Center
A+ Authorized Service CenterThe CompTIA Authorized Service Center program showcases service centers that offer higher levels of repair and customer service capabilities. To qualify for this program, a company must have at least 50% of their service technicians CompTIA certified. The CompTIA Authorized Service Center designation is proof of our department’s capabilities and provides visibility to our customers.

HDI Team Certified Award
HDITeamCertifiedThe HDI Team Certified Award is achieved when at least 80% of the members on a team possesses an HDI Certification.  FIS Technical Services staff members hold one or more of the following certifications: HDI Support Center Analyst, HDI Desktop Support Technician, HDI Support Center Team Lead, HDI Support Center Manager and HDI Support Center Director. FIS Technical Services has received this award five times.

Dianne L. DeNezza, Executive Director

Business Solutions is a group of skilled functional analysts and technical personnel who have experience with Oracle Applications and the University’s business operations and structure. This group analyzes business processes and procedures, monitors emerging technologies to plan and implement innovative systems and business solutions with the objectives of reducing costs and improving efficiency.

Business Analysis and Development • Operational analysis and functional specification development • Project planning and management • Setup, configuration and implementation of information systems • Analysis of business processes and procedures • Development of process improvements
• System testing and patch management

Information Delivery • Data warehousing • Regulatory compliance reporting • Data view design • Development of internal and external reporting requirements

User Training • Development of curriculum • Documentation and training materials • Coordination and delivery of user training

Customer Evaluation and Administrative Systems Support • User needs and access privilege assessment • Help Desk and customer support • Assistance of end-users utilizing Oracle Applications and various database querying tools

Database Administration • Installation and maintenance of Oracle databases • Oracle database updates via patches and upgrades • Database problem troubleshooting

John M. Duska, Executive Director and Information Security Officer

Technical Services provides secure and reliable technology solutions to achieve the business and financial goals of the University.  The Technical Services department consists of four groups: Application Development, Client Computing, Customer Support, and Server Computing.  These areas encompass application and web site development, database administration, project management, systems analysis, client and server computing, technical support, and information security.

Application Development • Develops and maintains over 50 custom built applications Application development and release management • Business relationship management • Software architecture and engineering • Project management • Business analysis and process engineering • Database administration • Report development • Data Integration • Web and graphic design • University Business Forms development and support • System and product evaluation • Quality assurance

Client Computing • Supports over 1,000 client computing devices and 700 commercial applications Client hardware and software management and support • Hosted virtual desktop management and support • Hosted shared desktop management and support • Configuration management • Software licensing • Software packaging and deployment • Mobile computing • Payment terminals and Point-of-Sale • Network printing • System and product evaluation

Server Computing • Supports 200 servers Application hosting • Cloud services • File sharing • Data retention and recovery • Server capacity and performance management • Server availability and continuity management • Disaster recovery and business continuity • Virtualization

Customer Support • Supports over 750 customers with more than 500 incidents and requests each month • Customer service • Incident and problem management • User training and consultation • Change management • Software testing • Knowledge management and communications • Security auditing and incident response • Service level management • Security and account management