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  • Year-End Close: 2024 Reminders and Deadlines

    2024-05-20
    It's that time of year again! The year-end close (YEC) process of recording and reporting expenses from September through August gives a snapshot of the university's transactional activity each fiscal year. For an in-depth look at the process, review Topic Overview: Year-End Close. All times listed...
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  • Change Roadmap: Upcoming Projects and Enhancements

    2024-04-12
    This page serves as a one-stop shop for departments and stakeholders across Stanford to stay up to date with projects and enhancements, as well as associated resources to support them.
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  • Continuous Improvements to Fingate

    2024-02-22
    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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  • Supporting financial excellence: Updated iJournals access model and required training

    2024-01-25
    Members of the university community play a critical role in safeguarding Stanford’s resources. At Stanford, financial stewardship means ensuring that university resources are used appropriately, in support of the mission, and comply with policies, laws, and sponsor or donor intent. A key part of... Effective Feb. 5, 2024, iJournals system access will require the completion of training and granting of authority privilege.
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  • Quartzy now available through SmartMart Catalog Suppliers

    2023-11-27
    Quartzy, a lab inventory management software and lab supplies provider, has offered Stanford users direct access to their services and supplies through their website for the past 10 years. The inventory management services were offered free of charge while the lab supplies could be purchased by...
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  • Protect Your Purchasing Card and Travel Card from Fraud over Winter Close

    2023-11-15
    Consumer fraud increased more than 30% in 2022, costing consumers nearly $8.8 billion, according to a recent report from the Federal Trade Commission, with online shopping one of the top causes of fraud. Fraudulent charges on Stanford-issued credit cards also typically peak during the winter...
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  • November 2023 Upgrades to Oracle Financials and OBI system

    2023-11-07
    Oracle Financials and Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) system upgrades complete The planned system upgrades to OBI and Oracle Financials are complete. To help users' experience within the upgraded environments, we advise: - For OBI: Log into https://bi.stanford.edu and update existing browser...
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  • Updated Card Suspension Process to Support Proper Use

    2023-11-07
    An updated suspension process for individual (not departmental) Purchasing Cards (PCards) and Travel Cards (TCards) rolls out in Fiscal Year 2024. Designed to reduce risk to the university and encourage financial stewardship of these university-issued credit cards, the updated suspension process... Updated article on October 9, 2023
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  • Creating Opportunities through the Supplier Diversity Initiative

    2023-09-22
    Suppliers play a critical role in enabling the university to realize its mission and live its values. Given the critical role of the supplier and Stanford's decentralized purchasing approach which allows individual departments to make purchasing decisions that are tailored to their specific needs...
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  • July Enhancements to the PCard Module

    2023-07-14
    In an ongoing effort to improve and streamline the Stanford Purchasing Card (PCard) experience, several enhancements to the Purchasing Card module within Oracle Financials will launch on July 17. Additionally, to continually improve and support purchasing practices and policies that are compliant...
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