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  • Change Roadmap: Upcoming Projects and Enhancements

    2024-06-06
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Continuous Improvements to Fingate

    2024-02-22
    FMS is continuously working to improve the Fingate user experience. Planned and completed changes range from search improvements, navigation updates and content revisions. Learn more about recent and upcoming changes on this news page.
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  • Updated resources to support honoraria and human subject payments

    2023-10-10
    There has been a significant increase in the number of honoraria payments and payments to human subjects, including related travel reimbursements, since university operations fully resumed following the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, from calendar year 2019 to 2022, the number of honoraria...
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  • PTA Manager Enhancement: Capital Projects Closeout and Cancellation

    2023-09-20
    Financial Management Services (FMS) has partnered with University IT (UIT) on an enhancement project to streamline, standardize, and automate the capital projects closeout and cancellation process by adding new functionality to PTA Manager. PTA Manager is a system in Oracle Financials that enables... Announcing the new PTAC Closeout functionality to PTA Manager.
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  • PTA Manager Enhancement: Closing Non-Sponsored PTAs Using Bulk Uploads

    2023-07-28
    In January 2023, Stanford Financial Management Services (FMS) partnered with University IT (UIT) to launch the PTA Manager close request feature for non-sponsored PTA segments, which improved efficiency, internal controls, and data quality/accuracy. On July 31, new functionality was added that... Recent PTA Manager enhancements have added functionality to close non-sponsored PTAs and PTA segments, giving users a more convenient and streamlined user experience.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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