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  • Bank Closure Impacts and Resources

    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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  • Organizational Hierarchy Project

    Stanford FMS and UBO plan to build a new, robust organizational hierarchy management system to more effectively and efficiently support a broader set of the university's needs.

    The university’s financial account structure identifies each organization by a four-character alphabetical org code. Stanford University Org Code Hierarchy is an administrative tool that enables effective governance of this structure by defining parent-child organizational relationships and group...
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  • Turning Feedback Into Action

    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 Manager Enhancement: Closing Non-Sponsored PTAs

    The PTA Manager Enhancement Project will add functionality in PTA Manager to close non-sponsored PTA segments, giving users a more convenient and streamlined user experience.

    PTA Manager is a system within Oracle Financials used by Stanford University schools and departments to request, approve, and track non-sponsored and miscellaneous accounts (PTAs) and PTA segments (projects, tasks, or awards). Stanford Financial Management Services (FMS) partnered with University IT...
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  • Continuous Improvements to Fingate

    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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  • New OBI Report: Salary, Fringe, and Indirect Cost by Employee

    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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  • PTA Maintenance Enhancement Project

    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

    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...
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  • FMS Client Satisfaction Survey

    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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