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  • PCard: Purpose and Recently Clarified Guidance

    The Purchasing Card (PCard) is a university-issued, university-liability credit card created to offer an expedient way of purchasing items that are needed right away or, like food or other small dollar occasional business purchases, are not available through Amazon Business or SmartMart Catalog...
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  • Updated Resources to Support Purchasing

    FMS released updated resources to support purchasers in early 2022.

    The purchase of goods and services plays a big part in helping to achieve the university’s mission. Faculty and staff who purchase goods and services, as well as those who approve these transactions, have a key role at the university. With the millions of dollars of purchases each year at Stanford...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tracking the Financial Impact of COVID-19

    This bulletin outlines the guidance on tracking financial impact directly related to COVID-19. For other topics related to COVID impacts, such as Payroll, Travel and Banking, please visit FMS Updates Related to COVID-19. Tracking and Reporting Financial Impact in Oracle and OBI Financial impact from...
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