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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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  • Enhancements to Support the Supplier Setup Process

    2023-01-30
    Based on feedback received from the 2021 Client Satisfaction Survey , FMS is making a number of improvements to the systems, resources and guidance related to supplier setup. Technology Enhancement: Increased Visibility to Setup Process A top theme in the survey was a desire for increased... Enhancements to Support the Supplier Setup Process
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  • International Lodging Maximums Change on April 8

    2022-09-27
    Starting April 8, 2022, Stanford will align its international lodging reimbursement maximums for actual expenses to the federal per diem rates, meaning that the same maximum applies for international lodging whether the traveler uses the per diem or actual expenses reimbursement method. In some...
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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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  • New Resources to Support Financial Approvers

    2022-04-29
    A new package of refreshed resources is available to approvers, who play a key role in the university's financial ecosystem.
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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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  • PCard: Purpose and Recently Clarified Guidance

    2022-02-03
    The Purchasing Card (PCard) is a university-issued, university-liability credit card created to offer an expedient way of purchasing items that are needed right away or, like food or other small dollar occasional business purchases, are not available through Amazon Business or SmartMart Catalog...
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  • FMS Client Satisfaction Survey

    2021-09-22
    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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