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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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  • WalkMe: A New Interactive Learning Solution to Benefit Financial System Users

    2024-04-24
    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 increase procurement efficiency

    2024-04-19
    Procurement Services, part of Stanford Financial Management Services (FMS), continuously examines opportunities to enhance processes or provide new solutions to support purchasing activities for the university while maintaining financial stewardship excellence. Areas of opportunity under review are...
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  • Change Roadmap: Upcoming Projects and Enhancements

    2024-04-12
    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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  • Digital Payments Reimbursement Limit Increasing to $5,000 on May 6

    2024-04-12
    The Digital Payments payment method is used to reimburse Stanford visitors for domestic travel expenses quickly and efficiently using either Zelle, a secure nationwide digital payment network, or Automated Clearing House (ACH) bank transfers. The reimbursement limit for Digital Payments is currently...
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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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  • Purchasing and Contracts Updates and Hot Topics

    2024-02-26
    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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