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  • Change to iProcurement Access: New Course Supports Preferred Purchasing at Stanford

    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 make purchases have a key role in stewarding the university’s resources. Stanford Financial Management Services (FMS) recently launched FIN-0420: Preferred Purchasing Methods to...
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  • Organizational Hierarchy Project

    Stanford FMS and UBO plan to build a new, robust organizational hierarchy management system to more effectively and efficiently support a broader set of the university's needs.

    Stanford University’s financial account structure identifies each organization by a four-character alphabetical organization (org) code. The Organization Code Hierarchy Tool enables effective governance of this structure by defining parent-child organizational relationships and group information...
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  • Turning Feedback Into Action

    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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  • Protect Your Purchasing Card and Travel Card from Fraud over Winter Close

    The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of virtual and contactless ways of working, but unfortunately payment fraud perpetrated by external parties, including credit card theft, has also increased and became more sophisticated during the pandemic. From 2020 to 2021, consumer fraud increased...
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  • Continuous Improvements to Fingate

    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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  • Managing and Monitoring PCards and TCards: Clarified Guidance and New Tools

    With business back and a busy fall upon the university, FMS refreshed resources to support managing and monitoring access to the PCard and TCard. While these cards are convenient purchasing methods for departments, it is vital to monitor their use to mitigate risk to the university and support good...
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  • Change to PCard and TCard Delivery as of September 1

    In response to limited campus access during the COVID-19 pandemic, in early 2021 the Card Services team began redirecting all new, renewed, or reissued Purchasing Cards (PCards) and Travel Cards (TCards) to a secure central delivery site. Cardholders submitted a support request or updated the Credit...
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  • Learn More About eReceipts with Live Events and Updated Resources

    The eReceipts app, developed by Stanford Financial Management Services (FMS) in partnership with University IT (UIT), lets users easily upload and share images of receipts from their mobile device. Developed in response to user feedback, the app helps users manage business and travel expense...
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  • Improvements to PCard and TCard Application and Maintenance Launched February 14

    On February 14, Financial Management Services improved how Purchasing Cards (PCards) and Travel Cards (TCards) are requested and managed. These changes make the application process more efficient and user-friendly. The changes also provide more guidance on managing spending limits, which strengthens...
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