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  • Recent Updates on Booking University-Sponsored Travel

    Many students, post-doctoral scholars, faculty and staff travel on behalf of Stanford. To be reimbursed for this travel, travelers and travel arrangers must follow university policy; in most cases airfare, hotels, and car rentals for university-sponsored travel must be booked through a Stanford...
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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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  • Authority Manager Enhancements

    Authority Manager is the Stanford-developed tool used to grant employees access to the university's many administrative systems. As the number of business applications used at Stanford increases, keeping track of who has authority to access data and perform administrative tasks becomes more complex...
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  • OBI System Upgrade Overview

    Stanford upgraded its version of Oracle Business Intelligence on April 19. The upgrade has little to no impact on the current user experience but provides the technology base to release future improvements. If you experience problems or see unexpected results, we recommend you clear your cache and...
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  • Business Expense Updates and Hot Topics

    The university pays directly or reimburses individuals for expenses that are necessary and appropriate to conduct university business. Expenditures must be consistent with the university’s purchasing policies and guidelines as well as the guiding principles and IRS regulations with regard to...
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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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  • University-Sponsored Travel Policy Update

    The university released a new policy in June 2020 which requires applicable travel to be booked through the Stanford Travel program. Read more about how FMS is leading an initiative to support the implementation of the new policy.
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