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  • November 2023 Upgrades to Oracle Financials and OBI system

    2023-11-07
    Oracle Financials and Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) system upgrades complete The planned system upgrades to OBI and Oracle Financials are complete. To help users' experience within the upgraded environments, we advise: - For OBI: Log into https://bi.stanford.edu and update existing browser...
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  • Updated Card Suspension Process to Support Proper Use

    2023-11-07
    An updated suspension process for individual (not departmental) Purchasing Cards (PCards) and Travel Cards (TCards) rolls out in Fiscal Year 2024. Designed to reduce risk to the university and encourage financial stewardship of these university-issued credit cards, the updated suspension process... Updated article on October 9, 2023
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  • Stanford Transitioning from Certain to Cvent for Events Management

    2023-10-25
    Certain sunsetted on October 25, 2023 when the current contract expired. To replace Certain, Financial Management Services’ Office of the Treasurer (OOT) has partnered with University IT (UIT) to offer Cvent, an approved third-party robust events management platform at Stanford. Cvent is a new UIT...
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  • OBI News: Fall 2023open_in_new

    2023-10-19
    In this issue: The new RFM Projected Budget Variance Report, drop-in OBI ad hoc training, and more.
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  • Employee Gift Policy Updated

    2023-10-13
    Employee Gifts: Updated Policy Administrative Guide Memo 2.2.10: Gifts and Awards for University Employees, which provides guidelines for gifts or awards for eligible university employees, was updated on July 20, 2023. The update aligns with IRS guidelines and is in keeping with the current cost of... Employee Gifts: Updated Policy
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  • Updated resources to support honoraria and human subject payments

    2023-10-10
    There has been a significant increase in the number of honoraria payments and payments to human subjects, including related travel reimbursements, since university operations fully resumed following the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, from calendar year 2019 to 2022, the number of honoraria...
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  • Creating Opportunities through the Supplier Diversity Initiative

    2023-09-22
    Suppliers play a critical role in enabling the university to realize its mission and live its values. Given the critical role of the supplier and Stanford's decentralized purchasing approach which allows individual departments to make purchasing decisions that are tailored to their specific needs...
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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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