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  • Winter Closure Information

    2023-11-01
    In accordance with the 2023-24 winter closure schedule, Stanford University will be officially closed for regular business from Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023 through Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2024. Normal business hours will resume Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. All hours listed are in Pacific Time (PT) unless noted...
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  • Change Roadmap: Upcoming Projects and Enhancements

    2023-10-24
    This page serves as a one-stop shop for departments and stakeholders across Stanford to stay up to date with projects and enhancements, as well as associated resources to support them.
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  • PTA Manager Enhancement: Capital Projects Closeout and Cancellation

    2023-09-20
    Financial Management Services (FMS) has partnered with University IT (UIT) on an enhancement project to streamline, standardize, and automate the capital projects closeout and cancellation process by adding new functionality to PTA Manager. PTA Manager is a system in Oracle Financials that enables... Announcing the new PTAC Closeout functionality to PTA Manager.
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  • PTA Manager Enhancement: Closing Non-Sponsored PTAs Using Bulk Uploads

    2023-07-28
    In January 2023, Stanford Financial Management Services (FMS) partnered with University IT (UIT) to launch the PTA Manager close request feature for non-sponsored PTA segments, which improved efficiency, internal controls, and data quality/accuracy. On July 31, new functionality was added that... Recent PTA Manager enhancements have added functionality to close non-sponsored PTAs and PTA segments, giving users a more convenient and streamlined user experience.
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  • Continuous Improvements to Fingate

    2023-06-29
    FMS is continuously working to improve the Fingate user experience. Planned and completed changes range from search improvements, navigation updates and content revisions. Learn more about recent and upcoming changes on this news page.
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  • Suspense Account Query Tool Project

    2023-06-08
    Financial Management Services (FMS) and University IT (UIT) have partnered to create a new self-service inquiry tool in Oracle Financials that allows users to look up an organization’s suspense account PTAs. If they are a budget officer, they can also create and send a request to change the suspense... On July 1, Stanford employees will have access to a new self-service inquiry tool that allows all Oracle Financials users to look up their organization’s suspense account PTAs and allows budget officers to request updates to them.
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  • Year-End Close: 2023 Reminders and Deadlines

    2023-05-31
    It's that time of year again! The year-end close (YEC) process of recording and reporting expenses from September through August gives a snapshot of the university's transactional activity each fiscal year. For an in-depth look at the process, review Topic Overview: Year-End Close. Schedules and...
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  • Turning Feedback Into Action

    2023-02-01
    FMS uses the Client Satisfaction Survey to gather feedback from faculty and staff that fuels action plans for continuous improvements. This article covers the latest on those projects.
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  • Labor Schedules Notifications Enhancement Project

    2023-01-06
    Stanford Financial Management Services has partnered with University IT to update Labor Schedules (LS) email notification functionality and distribution to improve user experience and reduce administrative burden for LS system users, which comprise labor schedulers, labor distribution adjusters, and... The Labor Schedules (LS) system's email notification functionality and distribution will be enhanced to improve user experience and reduce administrative burden.
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  • PTA Maintenance Enhancement Project

    2022-04-25
    The PTA Maintenance Enhancement is a Financial Systems Governance (FSG) strategic project initiated with University IT (UIT) in early 2022 to improve the PTA Maintenance system’s* controls, data quality, and accuracy by solving for current issues with two enhancements. The enhancements went live on... The PTA Maintenance Enhancement is a Financial Systems Governance (FSG) strategic project initiated with University IT (UIT) in early 2022 to improve the PTA Maintenance system’s controls, data quality, and accuracy by by implementing two new slu
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