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  • Winter Closure Information

    In accordance with the 2021/22 winter closure schedule, Stanford University will be officially closed for regular business from Monday, Dec. 20 through Friday, Dec. 31, 2021. Normal business hours will resume Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Time Reporting & Payroll Administration Payroll will be open through...
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  • Protect Your Purchasing Card from Fraud over Winter Closure

    The amount of money lost to fraudulent charges on credit, debit and prepaid cards continues to increase every year, and there were almost 460,000 reports of credit card based fraud and identity theft in 2020, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Fraudulent charges on Stanford-issued credit...
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  • FMS Client Satisfaction Survey

    The Client Satisfaction Survey is an ongoing conversation with the Stanford community to learn about their experiences with the financial tools, systems and services that FMS provides and uses that feedback to inform strategic initiatives and continuous improvements.
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  • Improved Search Functionality on Fingate

    FMS has implemented some changes to the Fingate website's search functionality effective August 1, 2021 that will improve the user experience. These changes are a result of a deep dive study of the site analytics, user experience polls and direct feedback from the site's audience.
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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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  • Best Practices for Processing Donor Gifts

    The Office of Development and Financial Management Services have collaborated to provide departments with some best practices in supporting excellence in gift fund management.
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  • Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) Project

    The Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) project is an effort to streamline Procurement Services contracts and improve the overall user experience for the financial management community at Stanford. The project's goals are to: Enhance the contracts process for the university. Unify the entire end-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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