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The ERP UI is an administrative application portal as well as a user interface development framework that provides developers with templates and features to help facilitate the implementation of a campus-approved, consistent user interface for administrative applications written in Python/Django.


Just as UT Direct provides a consistent look and navigation scheme across all customer-facing pages, the ERP UI was created to provide the same consistency among administrative applications, as well as to address needed integration among web pages, the ability to locate web services, and consistent layouts and navigation. 


  • ERP UI

    The ERP UI is a framework of Django templates, form fields, classes, CSS, and JavaScript functionality that is housed in two libraries to include in your project: erpui_core_lib and erpui_core_static.

    The ERP UI adheres to an established set of best practices for administrative application development and interface design, which makes it richly featured and user oriented.

    Staff can access applications in the ERP UI at:

    Developers should go to the ERP UI Styleguide located at: for information about developing applications using the ERP UI.

    Available to:Faculty and Staff
    • Page Types - Although business processes vary widely, ERP web applications tend to do many of the same things over and over–display information, present a form to be filled out, route a document. To take advantage of these similarities, we organized the ERP UI around a handful of different page types, each with a set of built-in components available for you to use by passing in parameters specific to your needs.
    • Basic Framework Components - Action Bar, Titles, Metadata, Navigation, Toolbox
    • HTML Structures and Content Area Helpers - Columns, Sections, Tables, Forms, Lists, Modal Dialogs, Pop-ups

    The ERP UI is provided at no extra cost to the campus community.

    Service Level Objectives

    Availability: 99.39%

    Intended users

    ERP UI can be used by Administrative application developers.

    Supported computing environment

    The minimum recommended operating system and client software requirements are:

    • Python
    • Django

    Technical support

    Both Tier 1 and Tier 2 technical support is available during normal business hours. Routine requests are typically addressed within one business day.

    ERP UI end-users and application owners should report issues with ERP UI infrastructure to the UT Service Desk, which provides Tier 1 (basic) support for the service. The UT Service Desk will escalate issues as appropriate to the ERP Support Team. Users should report issues with an application to the developers of that application.

    Tier 1

    The UT Service Desk will provide Tier 1 support for end-user and application owner problems to the greatest extent possible. The ITS Help Desk can be contacted during business hours at 512-475-9400.

    Tier 2

    The UT Service Desk may escalate issues internally to Tier 2 support. Routine requests are typically responded to within one business day. Routine requests are typically resolved within three business days.

    Tier 3

    The ERP Support team at ITS Applications provides Tier 3 support. Requests are typically responded to within one business day, and are typically resolved within three business days. Tier 3 support is available via the ERP UI Support mailing list at


    ITS will notify customers about both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance using the Alerts and Outages page of service availability and service delivery issues. Services may not be available during the maintenance periods.

    Scheduled maintenance occurs on a bi-weekly basis after business hours. To the maximum extent possible, installation of service, application, and security updates will be performed during scheduled maintenance.

    Unscheduled maintenance tasks that require service downtime will be announced as soon as possible on the Alerts and Outages page.

    Change notification: ITS will notify customers using the Alerts and Outages page of service availability and service delivery issues for ERP UI.

    Changes and release notes will also be delivered via the mailing list. Please subscribe to the list or contact the ERP UI support team at to be added.

    User responsibilities

    ERP UI users and identified application owners agree to be aware of and adhere to the university's Acceptable Use Policy.

    ERP UI application owners agree to register ERP UI applications in the Application Registry.

    ERP UI application developers should be familiar with university Web application security standards, and with guidelines for secure Web application development.

    ERP UI application developers should be familiar with the following technologies:

    • Python
    • Django
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • AJAX
    • Javascript