The Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and IT (WWF) at the University of Zurich is certified by European (EQUIS) and American (AACSB) accreditation institutes. These accreditations require yearly self-assessment reports containing information about publications, scientific staff, research and teaching activities. In the past, gathering this information was a manual task. To improve this process, the idea for a Web-based Faculty Information System called Merlin was formed. Its main purpose is to be a centralized repository for employees and academic data.