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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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  • 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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  • Quartzy now available through SmartMart Catalog Suppliers

    2023-11-27
    Quartzy, a lab inventory management software and lab supplies provider, has offered Stanford users direct access to their services and supplies through their website for the past 10 years. The inventory management services were offered free of charge while the lab supplies could be purchased by...
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  • Protect Your Purchasing Card and Travel Card from Fraud over Winter Close

    2023-11-15
    Consumer fraud increased more than 30% in 2022, costing consumers nearly $8.8 billion, according to a recent report from the Federal Trade Commission, with online shopping one of the top causes of fraud. Fraudulent charges on Stanford-issued credit cards also typically peak during the winter...
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  • Updated Card Suspension Process to Support Proper Use

    2023-11-07
    An updated suspension process for individual (not departmental) Purchasing Cards (PCards) and Travel Cards (TCards) rolls out in Fiscal Year 2024. Designed to reduce risk to the university and encourage financial stewardship of these university-issued credit cards, the updated suspension process... Updated article on October 9, 2023
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  • Creating Opportunities through the Supplier Diversity Initiative

    2023-09-22
    Suppliers play a critical role in enabling the university to realize its mission and live its values. Given the critical role of the supplier and Stanford's decentralized purchasing approach which allows individual departments to make purchasing decisions that are tailored to their specific needs...
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  • Cardinal Planning & Budgeting Project

    2023-08-28
    Stanford’s University Budget Office (UBO), in partnership with University IT (UIT), Financial Management Services (FMS), and university stakeholders, is undertaking a multi-year initiative to enhance the foundation of financial management featuring the development of the new Cardinal Planning &...
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  • July Enhancements to the PCard Module

    2023-07-14
    In an ongoing effort to improve and streamline the Stanford Purchasing Card (PCard) experience, several enhancements to the Purchasing Card module within Oracle Financials will launch on July 17. Additionally, to continually improve and support purchasing practices and policies that are compliant...
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  • New Course Now Required to Access iProcurement

    2023-06-22
    The purchase of goods and services plays a big part in helping to achieve the university’s mission. Faculty and staff who make purchases have a key role in stewarding the university’s resources. Stanford Financial Management Services (FMS) recently launched FIN-0420: Preferred Purchasing Methods to... New FIN-0420: Preferred Purchasing Methods course now required to access iProcurement
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