CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus’s New Budget System: Axiom by Syntellis

CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus have teamed up with the consultants at Syntellis to customize and implement a new state of the art budget system, Axiom:

“Axiom Software is an enterprise performance management tool that arms finance teams and executives with the best tools for budgeting, forecasting, planning, reporting, and more. Finance teams using Axiom Software are more agile and spend more time analyzing data to better understand the drivers that affect their organizations.”
The Axiom system will improve the capabilities and coordination of the entire budgeting and planning process for all schools and colleges and both central budget offices at CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The Axiom system supports the following processes:
    - Operational Budget
    - Labor Planning
    - Campus Allocations
    - School Allocations
    - In-Year Forecasting
    - Budget Requests
    - Commitments
    - Long Range Planning
    - Tuition Planning
    - Reporting

More on Axiom and the higher education suite here: Axiom Higher Education SuiteAxiom Higher Education Budgeting

The Implementation Project

Project Status

The Axiom Budget System is now live for Budget and Labor Planning!

We’re very excited to reach this amazing accomplishment, one that will improve the capabilities and coordination of the entire budgeting and planning process for all University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz schools and colleges, Central Services Administration, Academic and Student Affairs and the central budget offices.

Access Axiom Here

Please reach out to for questions and access requests, and don't forget to check out all of our great resources within the Axiom Budget System Microsoft Teams channel.

Project Objectives:
- To improve budget process capabilities and coordination for all steps of the budget
- Incorporating Higher Education Best Practices
- Configuring the Axiom tool to meet unique institutional needs
- Reduce time commitment on budgeting procedures
- Improve accuracy, consistency and efficiency of budget related data inputs and outputs
- Expand and enhance analytical capabilities versus the current manual budget, reporting, and forecasting processes.

Budget, Planning, and Campus Strategy Office Contacts

  • Ryan Davis
    Deputy Chief Financial Officer Associate Vice Chancellor
    (303) 724-0969
  • Erik Welker
    Director of Continuous Improvement
    (303) 724-9617
  • Linh-Thong Lo
    Associate Director of Fiscal Planning & Analysis
    (303) 724-8032
  • Ruby Kreilis
    Business Services Senior Professional
    (303) 724-6331
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