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  • New Digital Payments Option Streamlines Visitor Travel Reimbursements

    Digital Payments, a new payment option in the Expense Requests System (ERS), is a secure and efficient way to reimburse visitors for their travel expenses. Launched on June 21 as the first phase of the Alternative Payments Solution project, Digital Payments was developed to simplify and enhance the...
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  • July 19 ERS updates to Late Submissions and Airfare Details

    In an ongoing effort to improve the Expense Requests System (ERS) and its ability to meet the needs of the university, starting July 19 there will be several changes to how expense requests are reported. New information will be required when submitting an expense report more than 60 days after the...
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  • New Resources and Process to Manage Aging Transactions

    Financial Management Services (FMS) continually monitors the financial ecosystem for opportunities to reduce risk and support excellence in financial stewardship. As part of this effort, FMS conducted an assessment in May 2020 of Purchasing Card (PCard), Travel Card (TCard) and Advance transactions...
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  • Alternative Payments Solution Project

    The Alternative Payments Solution project provides an easier, faster, more efficient and secure way to reimburse Stanford visitors for their expenses. The project replaces the time-consuming payee setup process in Stanford's Supplier Payee and Request tool. The new solution allows visitors to...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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