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  • OBI News: Fall 2023open_in_new

    2023-10-19
    In this issue: The new RFM Projected Budget Variance Report, drop-in OBI ad hoc training, and more.
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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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  • OBI News: Summer 2023open_in_new

    2023-06-28
    In this issue: Updated P2P Dashboard At a Glance Report, July 14 drop-in OBI Open Lab, July 31 aging transactions reminder, and more.
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  • Excellence in Financial Stewardship | Issue 8open_in_new

    2023-06-22
    This newsletter, covers the risks and best practices with stewarding gifts using scenarios such as spending in accordance with the gift terms, when a donor’s gift is unspent, and navigating difficult and uncertain situations.
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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-End Close: 2023 Reminders and Deadlines

    2023-05-31
    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. Schedules and...
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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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  • 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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  • OBI News: Winter 2022-23open_in_new

    2023-01-31
    This issue introduces many new resources, including the PO and Related AP Invoices Report, PCard Efficacy Dashboard, combined CER and RFM ad hoc area, and more.
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