End of Fiscal Year and Reporting

Today is the first day of our Fiscal Year. Please note that UR Financials reports that default to the current fiscal year will now show FY2016. 
end of year FY change 

Remember:  If you need to run reports for the previous fiscal year, type in FY2015 in the Year prompt field. 

 

UR Financials Reports Utilizing Ledger Account – Now Operational

The Ledger Account issues experienced yesterday in UR Financials Production system has been RESOLVED.
Users can now successfully filter and run the following reports listed below. 

Affected reports with prompt issue (may not be limited to):

  1. FAO Budgetary Balance Summary – Monthly Ledger URF0945
  2. FAO Budgetary Balance Summary – Monthly Ledger (NCL) URF0902
  3. FAO Budgetary Balance Summary – Monthly Ledger Printable URF0940
  4. FAO Budgetary Balance Summary – Monthly Ledger Printable (NCL) URF0941
  5. FAO Summary of Funds URF0964
  6. FAO Summary of Funds (NCL) URF0965
  7. FAO Summary of Funds (NCL) URF0965B

Affected reports with behind-the-scenes filtering:

  1. Award Line Summary of Funds (NCL) URF0983
  2. All Project LTD reports.

Please contact us with any questions.

 

 

 

UR Financials Planned Outage tonight at 11:00 PM EST

The UR Financials systems (Sandbox and Production) will be unavailable this evening, June 29th, at 11:00 PM while fixes are being applied by Workday.  Service should be back online at 2:00AM on June 30th.

As a precautionary measure, system monitoring will take place to verify overnight integration have not been impacted.

 

Grants Management Dashboard Label Issue

The Grants Management Dashboard currently denotes (Do Not Use) within the Grants Management Dashboard title. Please ignore this inaccurate label until this is resolved by Workday. This is only a cosmetic issue as the Grants Dashboard is still fully functional.
GMD error

Another communication will be sent when this is resolved. In the interim, if you have any questions, please contact us.

User Alert: UR Financials Reports Utilizing Ledger Account – Currently Nonoperational

The Ledger Account object is not working presently in certain UR Financials scenarios listed below. 

Scenarios include:

  • Filtering Reports – “No Items” will show when searching for Ledger Accounts in the Ledger Account (Exclude prompt). See a partial list of impacted reports below.
  • Running Reports – User receives the error “The entered information does not meet the restrictions defined for this field (Ledger Account for CRF)” when running a report that filters on ledger account behind the scenes.

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Affected reports with prompt include, but may not be limited to:

  1. FAO Budgetary Balance Summary – Monthly Ledger URF0945
  2. FAO Budgetary Balance Summary – Monthly Ledger (NCL) URF0902
  3. FAO Budgetary Balance Summary – Monthly Ledger Printable URF0940
  4. FAO Budgetary Balance Summary – Monthly Ledger Printable (NCL) URF0941
  5. FAO Summary of Funds URF0964
  6. FAO Summary of Funds (NCL) URF0965
  7. FAO Summary of Funds (NCL) URF0965B

Affected reports with behind-the-scenes filtering but not prompt:

  1. Award Line Summary of Funds (NCL) URF0983
  2. All Project LTD reports

A Workday case has been opened to resolve this issue.  They have estimated this to be resolved by July 4th.  Once this defect is resolved, it will be announced on the UR Financials site and emailed to users.


Please note: The Spend Category (Exclude) filter is operational and is listed on the monthly ledger reports.  This can be used to remove allocations from your report results.

To view your monthly ledgers, with allocations removed, follow these simple steps:

  1. Locate your monthly ledger report in UR Financials
  2. Select your required prompts, as normal
  3. In the Spend Category (Exclude) prompt, select all the spend category allocations to remove from the report results
    1. Click the prompt icon for Spend Category (Exclude)
    2. Type allocationsin the prompt search window
    3. To quickly select all allocations listed, scroll to the bottom of the list, then hold the SHIFT key and left-click on the last value
      exclude allocations
  4. Run report

A follow-up message will be posted when this issue is resolved.  In the interim, if you have any questions on this issue, please contact us.

 

 

 

Common Financial Reports Simplified

Five months of using the UR Financials system has illuminated how to refine reports and implement additional features making them easier to use. This Summer we continue reporting improvement efforts through a series of reporting enhancement design sessions.  These will be conducted with a select focus group dedicated to improving UR Financials reports.

Reporting modifications and simplified report retrieval structures (Worklets) approved from these sessions will be communicated to all users every 1-2 weeks within the UR Financials Newsletter. Once reports are finalized, training materials will be updated to reflect approved enhancements.

For more on the progress of this effort, information will continue to be provided in upcoming User Group meetings held the third Wednesday of every month.  The next User Group meeting will be held on July 15th.  More details will be published soon on how to participate.

2015 Fiscal Year-End Finance Announcements

There has been an update to the 2015 Fiscal Year-End Finance Schedule.  Please see change highlighted inline below.
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As the University’s fiscal year end approaches for June 30, 2015, there are special timing considerations and actions required on your part in order to ensure that all financial transactions are recorded properly and in the current fiscal year.

FORMS:

Request for Payment (F-4) and Student Expense Report for University Business (F-34) must be received in Accounts Payable no later than 4PM on Friday, June 12, 2015. Please send to Accounts Payable, RC Box 278958.

Payroll Reallocation Changes – Requests for payroll reallocation changes on Form 800 should be received no later than 4PM on Friday, June 12, 2015. Please send your materials to Laura Bardossi, Box PERC.

Employee Expense Reports (F-3) – must be received in Accounts Payable no later than 4PM on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Please send to Accounts Payable, RC Box 278958.

All journal entry forms and 312 requisitions (non-purchasing) due in divisional office / central finance by 4PM on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

REPORTS:

Preliminary reports available on the morning of Thursday, July 9, 2015

Final reports available at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

NOTE: If you should have any questions, or need further clarification:

  • Fiscal year end closing, please contact Karen Lombard-Bryce (5-8350).
  • Request for Payments & Employee Expense Reports, please contact Marta Herman (5-7880).
  • Payroll Reallocations should be directed to Laura Bardossi (5-7027).

UR Financials Live for Certified Users

Provided is a list of Certified Users as of June 30, 2015 11:42 AM.  After achieving certification, access to UR Financials should be provided 1-2 business days later.

Certified users have completed the following:

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

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

User Group Meeting Today

Please join us for the first UR Financials User Group meeting – held today, May 20th.
We will kick off the meeting with an update on accomplishments post go live, followed by a discussion on Reporting Workshops and UR Financials Communications. Also highlighted will be a review of Workday enhancements to come.

Please review the presentation materials prior to the session.

For those partaking in this meeting via WebExclick here and enter your name and e-mail if prompted. The meeting password is: Workday24

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

There are still open seats left! Please sign up for an option of your choice.

Sign up for Inaugural User Group Meeting

Please join us for the first UR Financials User Group meeting.  This group has been created to inform, discuss, and share UR Financials practice with one another for continued learning and support.  May’s meeting will focus on UR Financials Communications and Reporting.

Please, sign-up here to participate in person, or remotely on:
May 20th from 1:30 – 2:30 PM. (This group meets once a month)

For those partaking in the meeting via WebEx – click hereand enter your name and e-mail if prompted.
The meeting password is: Workday24
Conference call info is included below:
Dial in: 1-888-330-3581Access Code: 6534022

Meeting agenda is posted below:

  • Project Announcement and Accomplishments
  • Reporting Workshops
  • UR Financials Communications
    • Newsletter
    • Financial Close Notifications
  • UR Financials Functionality Enhancements
  • Upcoming Events

Presentation materials will be accessible through this link.

Reporting Workshops in May

Additional Reporting Workshops are being offered in May to active users in the UR Financials production system.

If you would like hands-on support and practice running reports in the production environment, sign up for any of these 2 hour sessions.  Each are designed to be interactive and answer questions you may have on common financial reports in the UR Financials system.

A copy of the presentation slide deck can be downloaded from our Support > Workshops page.

Quick Reference Card for Viewing Supplier Payments and more

To continue UR Financials learning, new and updated Quick Reference Cards (QRC) can be found on the Training Materials page.

New/Recently Updated Quick Reference Cards:

These pdf documents have been designed to provide brief, step by step guidance on commonly performed tasks and reports. Updates are based on feedback from users and updates to the UR Financials system.  New QRCs are being developed for common reports and frequently asked questions.

Look for more Quick Reference Cards to come on the Training Materials page.

Grant Management Monthly Transaction Report Bursted

Today, all Grant Management report users will find the Monthly Transactions Printable (NCL) URF0943 report(s) bursted to the W: Drive within Workday.

The UR Financials Reporting team has created a Report Group specifically for Grant users based on this report.   This is by exception only.
Cost Center Managers can create their own report group by following steps outlined in the Creating a Report Group (Cost Center Financial Analysts): Step Guide

To view bursted report(s) in the Workday W: Drive, follow these steps:

  1. Log onto UR Financials
  2. Click My Account icon profile and select W: Drive
  3. Under File Name, click on the bursted report you want to open
  4. Click Report icon to open

This report has been set to persist for only 30 days in your W: Drive within Workday. If you would like to keep this report, please save it to your hard drive on your local computer.

Remember: all other reports need to be run manually.

You may notice in your My Account menu that you now have Notifications. These are generated for each report bursted to your W: Drive.  Please follow the steps outlined in Self Help (FAQs) on how to access Notifications.

If you have any questions on this, Please Contact Us

My Workday 2.0 includes Grant Management Dashboard: Worklets 5 or less

Worklets on the My Workday 2.0 home page allows for quick access to your favorite links.  The My Workday 2.0 home page has undergone some recent changes listed below:

  1. Only allows up to five (5) Worklets to show at one time for all users
  2. Now automatically includes the Grant Management Dashboard for Grant users

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If more than 5 Worklets are configured on the My Workday 2.0 page, please prioritize the Worklets selected to only show the five needed. If you have more than five listed, the remaining Worklets will not appear.
To do this, Configure Worklets  to modify the type and order as you would like them to appear on your My Workday 2.0 page. This includes the Grant Management Dashboard that has been automatically provided to all Grant users now in Worklet form.

Multiple FAO data in One Scheduled Report Run for Cost Center Users

As you know, within UR Financials you have the ability to schedule and run month end reports that replace your previous monthly ledger and monthly transactions reports you received in COGNOS.

These include the follow reports:

  • FAO Budgetary Balance Summary – Monthly Ledger Printable URF0941
  • FAO Available Balance Summary (NCL) URF0905
  • FAO Available Balance Summary by UR Project (NCL) URF0908
  • Monthly Transactions Printable URF0942

A new Workday feature now allows Cost Center Financial Analysts to create a Report Group which will report on multiple FAOs in one scheduled run.

When using this feature, it is important to configure your Report Group for three FAO types, if needed:

  1. Operating Programs
  2. Gifts
  3. Projects

With this feature, you can manually choose which of the three to set up and re-use the scheduling set-ups each month just by changing the run dates.

Instructions on how to create a Report Group can be found on the Reporting FAQs page of UR Financials website and on the Training Materials page Under the NCL Reporting section.

We strongly encourage participation in the User call-in session and Report Workshops as they will devote periods of time for those who wish to have assistance in this set up. All set up activity must be completed by the user who will be setting up the report grouping and scheduling of the runs.