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  • New Course Now Required to Access iProcurement

    2023-06-22
    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... New FIN-0420: Preferred Purchasing Methods course now required to access iProcurement
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  • Year-in-Review: Resources Supporting Financial Stewardship

    2023-05-02
    Over the past year, Stanford Financial Management Services (FMS) focused on providing the financial community with the tools and knowledge needed to support financial stewardship of all our university resources. The efforts also built a common understanding of the key requirements around all our...
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  • Organization Code Hierarchy Tool Project

    2023-02-21
    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... Stanford UBO and FMS are building a new, robust organizational hierarchy management system to more effectively and efficiently support a broader set of the university's needs, launching July 1, 2023.
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  • Turning Feedback Into Action

    2023-02-01
    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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  • Managing and Monitoring PCards and TCards: Clarified Guidance and New Tools

    2022-10-18
    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

    2022-09-12
    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

    2022-07-15
    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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  • Excellence in Financial Stewardship | Issue 5open_in_new

    2022-06-28
    This issue focuses on the role of financial approvers, features real stories of approvers who made significant impact, and offers a new toolkit of resources to support approvers.
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  • SmartMart Contracts - A New Way to Manage Procurement Contracts

    2022-03-15
    The Contracts Process will now begin in SmartMart Contracts, rather than iProcurement Non-Catalog, for all procurement transactions that require Stanford signature (including zero dollar agreements).
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  • Improvements to PCard and TCard Application and Maintenance Launched February 14

    2022-02-14
    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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