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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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  • Digital Payments Temporarily Inaccessible During Transition to New Platform

    2023-11-30
    This winter, J.P. Morgan is replacing the payment platform it uses for Digital Payments , a payment method that allows Stanford to quickly reimburse visitors for certain domestic travel expenses using either Zelle, a secure nationwide digital payment network, or Automated Clearing House (ACH) bank...
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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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  • Suspense Account Query Tool Project

    2023-06-08
    Financial Management Services (FMS) and University IT (UIT) have partnered to create a new self-service inquiry tool in Oracle Financials that allows users to look up an organization’s suspense account PTAs . If they are a budget officer, they can also create and send a request to change the... On July 1, Stanford employees will have access to a new self-service inquiry tool that allows all Oracle Financials users to look up their organization’s suspense account PTAs and allows budget officers to request updates to them.
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  • Year-End Close: 2023 Reminders and Deadlines

    2023-05-31
    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. Schedules and...
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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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  • New OBI Report: Salary, Fringe, and Indirect Cost by Employee

    2022-07-11
    Developed in response to 2021 OBI Financial Reporting survey feedback , a new report is now available in the OBI PLM dashboard that provides better answers to payroll reporting questions. The new report shows salary, fringe benefits, and indirect costs attributable by employee for both actuals and...
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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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