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  • New Resources and Process to Manage Aging Transactions

    Financial Management Services (FMS) continually monitors the financial ecosystem for opportunities to reduce risk and support excellence in financial stewardship. As part of this effort, FMS conducted an assessment in May 2020 of Purchasing Card (PCard), Travel Card (TCard) and Advance transactions...
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  • Alternative Payments Solution Project

    The Alternative Payments Solution project provides an easier, faster, more efficient and secure way to reimburse Stanford visitors for their expenses. The project replaces the time-consuming payee setup process in Stanford's Supplier Payee and Request tool. The new solution allows visitors to...
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  • SmartMart: A Better Shopping Experience

    New SmartMart User Interface (UI) in mid-April 2021

    SmartMart, a purchasing method within iProcurement, will launch a new user interface (UI) in mid-April 2021. The new UI will result in a better shopping experience with enhanced SmartMart pages, expanded search results, and streamlined shopping cart and checkout process. Below are the highlighted...
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  • Enhancement to Credit Card Profiles Tool

    As of January 25, 2021, the Credit Card Profiles Change Request Tool has been updated to allow more approval options when a requester updates the Card Details section. This change, based on user feedback to the Financial Services Center, reduces error messages when filling out the tool. When a...
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  • New Inquiry Tool: Pending Transactions

    Based on feedback from our campus users and the number of support requests submitted to the Financial Support Center, FMS is introducing a new Oracle Financials Inquiry Tool to improve system efficiency and awareness of transactions requiring pending action by yourself or others. The new Pending...
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  • Updated System Messaging: Creating and Clearing Advance Requests

    Updated Advance Request System Messaging

    To improve the process for creating and clearing Advance Requests and reduce clearing errors, the Payment Services team has made several changes to system messages in the Expense Request System. Advances are most commonly used to pay in advance for Stanford-sponsored travel (although the Travel Card...
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  • Follow the #Stanford-FMS-news Slack channel

    FMS is excited to offer a quick and easy way to stay up-to-date with all of the news, updates and reminders that you need to get your job done. It's as easy as clicking a button and joining the channel in Slack. Simply search for or click #Stanford-FMS-news here to be prompted to join the channel...
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  • Expense Request Efficacy Dashboard

    The OBI Expense Request Efficacy Dashboard, available from the Expense Requests and SU Card Activity Dashboard, has been significantly redesigned to produce more useful information, including graphics for data visualization. Business unit managers can more effectively monitor the accuracy rate and...
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  • New Group Travel Meal Enhancement

    As a part of a continued effort to enhance and improve the processes and policies associated with Business and Travel Expenses, Stanford Financial Management Services has released new functionality within the Expense Request System that provides an easier way to submit a reimbursement request for a...
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