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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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  • Business Expense Updates and Hot Topics

    2024-05-06
    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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  • Stanford Travel Updates and Hot Topics

    2024-04-30
    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...
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  • Key Travel: Helping Campus With Complex and International Travel

    2024-03-28
    In the year since the Key Travel booking channel launched last March, they have supported numerous university programs and group travel for faculty, staff, and students across campus. Key Travel has supported travel for ten programs and nine groups across several university departments. Additionally...
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  • New Egencia Guest Booking Process

    2024-03-05
    In August 2023, Egencia launched a new Guest Registration Template feature to enhance the guest booking process, replacing the legacy "Guest of" profile. All active Egencia guest travel arrangers were notified via email of this change at that time, receiving instructions to ensure a smooth...
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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 University Travelers: Stanford Travel and Global Risk Teams

    2023-12-08
    When the conflict escalated this fall in the Middle East, Stanford responded quickly. Thanks to travel registration, Global Risk and Stanford Travel rapidly made contact with travelers who were there when the conflict began, as well as those planning to travel to the impacted regions. While Global...
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  • Stanford Transitioning from Certain to Cvent for Events Management

    2023-10-25
    Certain sunsetted on October 25, 2023 when the current contract expired. To replace Certain, Financial Management Services’ Office of the Treasurer (OOT) has partnered with University IT (UIT) to offer Cvent, an approved third-party robust events management platform at Stanford. Cvent is a new UIT...
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  • Merchant Services Transformation Project

    2023-08-01
    Merchant Services Transformation Project The Merchant Services (MS) Program manages, supports, and mitigates risk for payments collected digitally and via credit card at Stanford. MS is currently supported through a collaboration between three distinct university groups within Business Affairs...
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  • Cash and Check Deposit Enhancements

    2023-07-24
    The Office of the Treasurer (OOT) within Financial Management Services (FMS) is supporting improvements to how cash and checks are deposited and developing enhancements that are being rolled out across the university. These changes primarily affected CASHNet processes used by the campus community... This project involves identifying and implementing system and/or process solutions for all deposit streams currently relying on the CASHNet system.
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