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  • Protect Your Purchasing Card from Fraud over Winter Closure

    The amount of money lost to fraudulent charges on credit, debit and prepaid cards continues to increase every year, and there were almost 460,000 reports of credit card based fraud and identity theft in 2020, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Fraudulent charges on Stanford-issued credit...
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  • Common Questions About 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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  • New Digital Payments Option Streamlines Visitor Travel Reimbursements

    Digital Payments, a new payment option in the Expense Requests System (ERS), is a secure and efficient way to reimburse visitors for their travel expenses. Launched on June 21 as the first phase of the Alternative Payments Solution project, Digital Payments was developed to simplify and enhance the...
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  • July 19 ERS updates to Late Submissions and Airfare Details

    In an ongoing effort to improve the Expense Requests System (ERS) and its ability to meet the needs of the university, starting July 19 there will be several changes to how expense requests are reported. New information will be required when submitting an expense report more than 60 days after the...
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  • New Resources and Process to Manage Aging Transactions

    Financial Management Services (FMS) continually monitors the financial ecosystem for opportunities to reduce risk and support excellence in financial stewardship. As part of this effort, FMS conducted an assessment in May 2020 of Purchasing Card (PCard), Travel Card (TCard) and Advance transactions...
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  • Business Expense and Travel Updates

    While travel is temporarily impacted due to COVID, there have been a number of updates to support business expense and travel processes recently, including new steps that preparers need to take and updates to existing resources. New steps for preparers include: Adding beneficiary information to SU...
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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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