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  • Recent Updates on 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tracking the Financial Impact of COVID-19

    This bulletin outlines the guidance on tracking financial impact directly related to COVID-19. For other topics related to COVID impacts, such as Payroll, Travel and Banking, please visit FMS Updates Related to COVID-19. Tracking and Reporting Financial Impact in Oracle and OBI Financial impact from...
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  • University-Sponsored Travel Policy Update

    The university released a new policy in June 2020 which requires applicable travel to be booked through the Stanford Travel program. Read more about how FMS is leading an initiative to support the implementation of the new policy.
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  • Follow the #Stanford-FMS-news Slack channel

    FMS is excited to offer a quick and easy way to stay up-to-date with all of the news, updates and reminders that you need to get your job done. It's as easy as clicking a button and joining the channel in Slack. Simply search for or click #Stanford-FMS-news here to be prompted to join the channel...
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  • Finally Close a PO Feature

    Closing the Books on Inactive Purchase Orders (PO) On February 10, 2020, FMS Procurement Services delivered a new tool to make it easier for campus users to manage the life cycle of their POs. The Finally Close Feature is the first completed project of a user-centric approach, giving end users the...
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