Common Systems Review Group

The UW System’s Common Systems Review Group (CSRG) was created in 1998 to provide oversight and leadership for large information technology systems used by all or most of the fifteen institutions in the University of Wisconsin System.  Each UW institution has a representative on CSRG, either a Chief Academic Officer, a Chief Business Officer or a Chief Information Officer.  By 2007 the CSRG has a portfolio of seven major common systems.  CSRG hired Strategic Initiatives, Inc. in 2007 to help it develop a long range plan, or information technology roadmap, to enable better decisions about adopting or rejecting new applications, to understand how ongoing applications might fit together to offer the best value for the investment, and to demonstrate how large cross-institutional IT projects might enable the UW System to better achieve its long-term business goals.