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  • July Enhancements to the PCard Module

    2023-07-14
    In an ongoing effort to improve and streamline the Stanford Purchasing Card (PCard) experience, several enhancements to the Purchasing Card module within Oracle Financials will launch on July 17. Additionally, to continually improve and support purchasing practices and policies that are compliant...
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  • Organization Code Hierarchy Tool Project

    2023-02-21
    Stanford University’s financial account structure identifies each organization by a four-character alphabetical organization (org) code. The Organization Code Hierarchy Tool enables effective governance of this structure by defining parent-child organizational relationships and group information... Stanford UBO and FMS are building a new, robust organizational hierarchy management system to more effectively and efficiently support a broader set of the university's needs, launching July 1, 2023.
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  • How the Stanford Travel Team Supports Travelers

    2023-02-02
    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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  • 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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  • Managing and Monitoring PCards and TCards: Clarified Guidance and New Tools

    2022-10-18
    With business back and a busy fall upon the university, FMS refreshed resources to support managing and monitoring access to the PCard and TCard. While these cards are convenient purchasing methods for departments, it is vital to monitor their use to mitigate risk to the university and support good...
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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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  • 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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  • PTA Maintenance Enhancement Project

    2022-04-25
    The PTA Maintenance Enhancement is a Financial Systems Governance (FSG) strategic project initiated with University IT (UIT) in early 2022 to improve the PTA Maintenance system’s* controls, data quality, and accuracy by solving for current issues with two enhancements. The enhancements went live on... The PTA Maintenance Enhancement is a Financial Systems Governance (FSG) strategic project initiated with University IT (UIT) in early 2022 to improve the PTA Maintenance system’s controls, data quality, and accuracy by by implementing two new slu
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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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  • 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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