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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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  • New Inquiry Tool: Pending Transactions

    Based on feedback from our campus users and the number of support requests submitted to the Financial Support Center, FMS is introducing a new Oracle Financials Inquiry Tool to improve system efficiency and awareness of transactions requiring pending action by yourself or others. The new Pending...
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  • Merchant Services Archived Newsletters

    The Merchant Services newsletter covers everything merchants need to know to stay up to date on payment and credit card acceptance at Stanford. Subscribe here to Merchant Services. Newsletter Sent Date Spring 2022 MS Program Transformation Updates New Team Partner Encrypted Keypad for Virtual...
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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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  • 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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  • Expense Request Efficacy Dashboard

    The OBI Expense Request Efficacy Dashboard, available from the Expense Requests and SU Card Activity Dashboard, has been significantly redesigned to produce more useful information, including graphics for data visualization. Business unit managers can more effectively monitor the accuracy rate and...
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  • New Group Travel Meal Enhancement

    As a part of a continued effort to enhance and improve the processes and policies associated with Business and Travel Expenses, Stanford Financial Management Services has released new functionality within the Expense Request System that provides an easier way to submit a reimbursement request for a...
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  • Retirement of Expenditure Type 52325

    Background In May 2019, Financial Management Services (FMS) completed an effort to update the university's Business and Travel Expense policies. The goal of this project was to provide clearer guidance and streamline the reimbursement process, while remaining steadfastly committed to sound financial...
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