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  • How the Stanford Travel Team Supports Travelers

    With many travel activities resuming in full force in 2023, the Stanford Travel team is looking forward to a new year full of possibilities! A small, but mighty crew with over 75 years of combined travel industry experience, this team focuses on providing high-quality support for Stanford travelers...
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  • Stanford Travel Updates and Hot Topics

    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 for university-sponsored travel must be booked through a Stanford Travel booking channel. This...
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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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  • Change to iProcurement Access: New Course Supports Preferred Purchasing at Stanford

    FMS released updated resources to support purchasers in early 2022.

    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. To equip purchasers with the knowledge and resources to choose the purchasing method that meets their...
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  • WalkMe: A New Interactive Learning Solution to Benefit Financial System Users

    In response to a recent Financial Management Services (FMS) Learner Needs Analysis and iProcurement usability feedback from our 2021 Client Satisfaction Survey, FMS recognizes the need for “just in time” training for our user community. To that end, the FMS Financial Learning Solutions team is...
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  • Enhancements to Support the Supplier Setup Process

    Enhancements to Support the Supplier Setup Process

    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...
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  • Purchasing and Contracts Updates and Hot Topics

    The Procurement Services department within Financial Management Services is committed to purchasing practices and policies that are compliant, responsible and appropriately support the university's goals and mission. Accordingly, those who are making purchases on behalf of or doing business with the...
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  • Change Roadmap: Upcoming Projects and Enhancements

    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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  • Protect Your Purchasing Card and Travel Card from Fraud over Winter Close

    The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption of virtual and contactless ways of working, but unfortunately payment fraud perpetrated by external parties, including credit card theft, has also increased and became more sophisticated during the pandemic. From 2020 to 2021, consumer fraud increased...
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  • Continuous Improvements to Fingate

    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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