January 29th AP SIG Meeting with WebEx signup

Please join us for the January AP SIG meeting where we will cover important reminders and answer your questions.

You can join us in person at the Alumni and Advancement Center, Seminar Room 1:00-2:00PM or via WebEx.  Please Sign-Up here for an option that is most convenient for you.

For those partaking in the meeting via WebEx, please Click Hereand enter your name and e-mail if prompted. The new meeting password is: Workday23

Conference call info is included below: Dial in: 1-888-330-3581; Access code: 6534022

Meeting agenda is posted below. Presentation materials will also be accessible through this link.

  • Reminders
  • RFP Check Mail Back Acceptable Reasons
  • Supplier Invoice and Documentation

Updated Crosswalks Available

Several Crosswalks have been updated and are listed below.

When using these tools, you will see that some FRS subcodes have been consolidated under one Spend or Revenue Category. In addition, you will find new Spend and Revenue Categories that don’t currently exist in FRS as subcodes. This is by design as we move to the new Chart of Accounts in UR Financials.

Use the FDC and these Tools: FRS Subcode to Workday Worktags Crosswalk in conjunction with the updated UR Financials Ledger Accounts, Spend & Revenue Category Listing

  • FRS Department to Workday Cost Center Crosswalk
  • FRS Account to UR Financials FAO Crosswalk
  • UR Financials Ledger Accounts, Spend & Revenue Category Listing
  • FRS Subcode to Workday Worktags Crosswalk

UR Financials Live for Certified Users

Today is the day!  UR Financials, our new financial system, is running live in our production environment.

All certified users can log into the system at this time.  This refers to users that have completed the following:

  1. Have a Workday Access Form submitted
  2. Passed all necessary training assessments in Blackboard.
    1. This includes the Introduction to UR Financials eLearning
    2. AND the Non Company Level Reporting class tests for non company level users.

If you have not completed the above items, please do so now.

Provided is a list of Certified Users as of January 30, 2015 5:19 PM.  After achieving certification, access should be provided 1-2 business days later.

If you have any questions, please contact your local Project Champion.

December 18 Depositor SIG Meeting with WebEx signup

Please join us for the December Depositor SIG meeting where we will discuss important deposit timing updates and cashiering location-specific reminders and updates.

You can join us in person at the Alumni and Advancement Center, Seminar Room 1:00-2:00PM or via WebEx.  Please Sign-Up here for an option that is most convenient for you.

For those partaking in the meeting via WebEx, please Click Hereand enter your name and e-mail if prompted. The new meeting password is: Workday1

Conference call info is included below: Dial in: 1-888-330-3581Access code: 6534022

Meeting agenda is posted below. Presentation materials will also be accessible through this link.

  • Project Updates
  • Documentation recap
  • Journal Sources recap
  • When is an RC/SC required on my cash transaction?
  • Cash Close Timing – IMPORTANT Updates
  • Banking Entry Form and Treasury site recap
  • Automated Postings
  • Cashiering Location-specific reminders/updates
  • Key Dates

FRS Subcode to Workday Worktags Crosswalk — UPDATED

Back in September we replaced the structure of this existing spreadsheet with a new layout. This crosswalk spreadsheet now has two tabs to represent Integrations that flow through Workday (January 1, 2015) and the Converted Balances that we are migrating to Workday (July 1 – December 31 2014). Note that each tab includes both SL & GL subcodes. Utilize filtering to perform searches.

Converted Data will be translated from FRS to Workday terms using the “Balance Conversions” tab for July 1 thru Dec 31 2014 balances. Starting in January 1, 2015, all transactions will use the “Integrations” tab for the second half of FY2015 and ongoing. The major differences with these two tabs are how Property, Plant & Equipment are handled.

Visit the Tools page and scroll down to the FRS Subcode to Workday Worktags Crosswalk section to access this crosswalk. Once opened, use this spreadsheet to look up favorite FRS subcodes to determine the corresponding Workday Spend Category, Revenue Category and Ledger account. As additional subcodes are added to FRS, the UR Financials project team will update the cross reference to reflect these changes.

Data represented from Cognos as of November 7, 2014 (FY2014 and FY2015 with New subcode description or attribute change)

Some FRS subcodes have been consolidated under one Spend or Revenue Category. There are also new Spend and Revenue Categories that don’t currently exist in FRS as subcodes. This is by design as we move to the new Chart of Accounts in UR Financials.

The FRS Account to UR Financials FAO Crosswalk – Now Updated

The preliminary cross reference between FRS accounts and Financial Activity Object (FAO) is available for use. The Excel spreadsheet allows users to look up their FRS accounts and determine the corresponding UR Financials FAO. As additional accounts are added to FRS, the UR Financials project team will update the cross reference to reflect the changes.

FRS Accounts pulled from Cognos as of 11/19/14 (Open, Frozen status) — Does not include Net Investment in Plant (NIP) FRS accounts.

Refer to the crosswalk spreadsheet here.

Feedback or questions, please use the Contact Us link on the UR Financials website

The Updated Request for Advance Travel Tickets (F2) Form is Ready for Use

Starting with travel arrangements being made this week, you should download and use the latest version of the Request for Advance Travel Tickets (F2) form located on the Finance Forms page.

The F2 forms has been slightly updated to reflect the new Financial Data Model (FDM) utilized by UR Financials. This is the first of several forms that will be updated to accommodate the FDM.

Check back here for more announcements on other updated forms, as they become ready for use.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

December 3rd AP SIG Meeting with WebEx signup

Please join us for the December AP SIG meeting where we will cover material pertinent to our AP activity transition that has already in progress.

You can join us in person at the Alumni and Advancement Center, Seminar Room 1:00-2:00PM or via WebEx.  Please Sign-Up here for an option that is most convenient for you.

For those partaking in the meeting via WebEx, please Click Hereand enter your name and e-mail if prompted. The new meeting password is: Workday1

Conference call info is included below: Dial in: 1-888-330-3581Access code: 6534022

Meeting agenda is posted below. Presentation materials will also be accessible through this link.

  • Project Updates
  • Documentation recap
  • Journal Sources recap
  • Header Memos, Line Memos and other memo-like fields recap
  • Go-live transition dates recap
  • SOLO Spend Categories

November 20 Depositor SIG Meeting with WebEx signup

Please join us for the October meeting where we will start to discuss more details regarding what is changing for depositors.

You can join us in person at the Alumni and Advancement Center, Seminar Room 1:00-2:00PM or via WebEx.  Please Sign-Up here for an option that is most convenient for you.

For those partaking in the meeting via WebEx, please Click Hereand enter your name and e-mail if prompted. The meeting password is: Workday2

Conference call info is included below:
Dial in: 1-888-330-3581Access code: 6534022

Meeting agenda is posted below. Presentation materials will also be accessible through this link.

November 6th AP SIG Meeting with WebEx signup

Please join us for the November AP SIG meeting where we will discuss go-live transition dates for AP activities/forms as well as review documentation and field mappings.

You can join us in person at the Alumni and Advancement Center, Seminar Room 1:00-2:00PM or via WebEx.  Please Sign-Up here for an option that is most convenient for you.

For those partaking in the meeting via WebEx, please Click Hereand enter your name and e-mail if prompted. The new meeting password is: Workday1

Conference call info is included below:
Dial in: 1-888-330-3581Access code: 6534022

Meeting agenda is posted below. Presentation materials will also be accessible through this link.

  • Project Updates
  • Documentation recap
  • Journal Sources recap
  • Header Memos, Line Memos and other memo-like fields recap
  • Go-live transition dates
  • Key Dates

Take the UR Financials Survey Before it’s Closed

Thank you to all that have taken the project survey opened on October 16th. As a reminder, there is only one week left before the survey is closed.  Your feedback is important.

Our first survey was distributed in April and we received positive and encouraging feedback. Your responses will allow us to continue to tailor project activities to your needs.

Please click here to take the anonymous survey by October 31st, 2014. 

Side note: we have had technical difficulties with releasing the survey for last week’s Demo Days.  We appreciate your patience as we resolve this and post accordingly.

October 23 Depositor SIG Meeting with WebEx signup

Please join us for the October meeting where we will start to discuss more details regarding what is changing for depositors.

You can join us in person at the Alumni and Advancement Center, Seminar Room 1:00-2:00PM or via WebEx.  Please Sign-Up here for an option that is most convenient for you.

For those partaking in the meeting via WebEx, please Click Hereand enter your name and e-mail if prompted. The meeting password is: workday

Conference call info is included below:
Dial in: 1-888-330-3581Access code: 6534022

Meeting agenda is posted below. Presentation materials will also be accessible through this link.

  • Documentation
  • Cash Close Timing
  • Updated Forms
  • Journal Sources
  • Automated Postings
  • Q&A

Take the UR Financials Survey!

The UR Financials implementation is progressing towards its final phases.  As many of you are aware, this system will replace FRS, our aging legacy financial system, by January, 2015. 

 

Once again we solicit your feedback in an effort to ensure necessary levels of preparedness. Your continued response allows us to tailor project activities to your needs.  

UR Financials Survey

Please take five minutes to answer the anonymous survey through the link above. The survey will be available until October 31, 2014 .

 

NEW Special Interest Group (SIG) – Depositor Team

Thursday September 25, 2014 — 1:00-2:00pm
Alumni and Advancement Center, Seminar Room 101
Marta Herman / Depositor Team

  • Review Existing Processes
    • Making deposits and postings easier
  • Review UR Financials Processes
    • Deposit inputs
    • Workday process
    • Report outputs
  • Process Change Details
    • Timing of deposit and posting to ledgers
    • Updated deposit receipts to complete when bringing your deposits to a cashiering location
    • New Banking Entry form for certain situations

Meetings will include the review of prepared materials, discussion, and ample time for questions and answers.

Sign Up for Demo Days This Week!

As part of the UR Financials project effort, monthly Demo Days events were held to introduce Workday and demonstrate its functionality. We have since transitioned to informational sessions, starting with a project update followed by a spotlight on a relevant topic.

August’s installation has been changed to focus on the UR Financial Survey Results, areas of opportunity and the action items that we have identified to address them. Please review the presentation materials prior to the session AND come prepared to provide feedback.  This will be an interactive event.

Wednesday 8/20: Alumni and Advancement Center Seminar Room 101, 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Thursday 8/21: River Campus, Gleason 318/418, 3 – 4 PM
Friday 8/22: Medical Center, G-9425 Class of ’62 Auditorium, 3 – 4 PM

There are still open seats left! Please access the UR Financials website to sign up for an option of your choice.