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Software & Administrative Apps

Adobe Acrobat DC Pro

Acrobat Pro is a PDF file converter and editor, with tools to edit, create, export, merge and secure PDF files. The University California Office of the President (UCOP) has contracted with Adobe for an Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA) to provide Acrobat DC Pro to all UC campuses. If you are searching for additional Adobe software, such as Creative Cloud, please ask your department’s Adobe administrator for information about additional licensing.


Aggiefeed is a campus activity stream that displays information and events submitted by approved campus departments and organizations. It provides date-driven content in real time, such as events, activities and WarnMe alerts. Aggiefeed provides content pertinent to students, faculty, and staff, and messages can be targeted directly to specific groups and individuals or made public for anyone to read.


Banner is UC Davis' primary application for Staff and Faculty to access student information. Since its original implementation in 1992, the system has been updated to reflect changing requirements, functional enhancements, and technological advances.  Banner is a proprietary product from Ellucian.


BigFix software, made by IBM, is used to remotely manage computers. IT professionals use it to identify security vulnerabilities, respond quickly to cyber-attacks, and centrally apply updates, patches, security upgrades, and applications to desktop and laptop computers (“endpoints”). A small software program is installed on each managed computer, and runs in the background.


Confluence is an enterprise wiki created by Atlassian that provides a secure, stable and customisable wiki environment for users and teams to collaborate on documentation and knowledge sharing.


DocuSign is a software tool that automates electronic signatures, document routing and storage.


ArcGIS is an integrated collection of GIS (geographic information systems) software products used to author, analyze, map, manage, share, and publish geographic information.

Event Management System (EMS)

Event Management System (EMS) is a commercial suite of software applications developed by Accruent for managing events (i.e., room reservations, service activities, resources, calendaring, signage, etc.). 


GitHub is a service provided under the auspices of the Administrative Application Development Initiative (AADI) and supported by the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Development & Alumni Relations, and the Division of Social Sciences in the College of Letters & Sciences.

Instructional Planning & Administration (IPA)

Instructional Planning and Administration (IPA) is a UC Davis-developed web application designed to make all aspects of academic scheduling faster and easier. 

IPA grew out of the needs of the academic coordinators on the UC Davis campus. It was envisioned by the UC Davis Administrative Application Development Initiative (AADI) and designed in conjunction with a volunteer committee made up of staff members from many departments on campus. Product design and development was performed by the DSS IT Developers Group.