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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 suspense... 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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  • Bank Closure/Takeover Impacts and Resources

    2023-05-02
    This article provides a summary of guidance for suppliers and employees who are impacted by recent bank closures, for example Silicon Valley Bank.
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  • Year-in-Review: Resources Supporting Financial Stewardship

    2023-05-02
    Over the past year, Stanford Financial Management Services (FMS) focused on providing the financial community with the tools and knowledge needed to support financial stewardship of all our university resources. The efforts also built a common understanding of the key requirements around all our...
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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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  • New Resources to Support Financial Approvers

    2022-04-29
    A new package of refreshed resources is available to approvers, who play a key role in the university's financial ecosystem.
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  • SmartMart Contracts - A New Way to Manage Procurement Contracts

    2022-03-15
    The Contracts Process will now begin in SmartMart Contracts, rather than iProcurement Non-Catalog, for all procurement transactions that require Stanford signature (including zero dollar agreements).
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  • Improvements to PCard and TCard Application and Maintenance Launched February 14

    2022-02-14
    On February 14, Financial Management Services improved how Purchasing Cards (PCards) and Travel Cards (TCards) are requested and managed. These changes make the application process more efficient and user-friendly. The changes also provide more guidance on managing spending limits, which strengthens...
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