MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED – User Group Meeting on March 15th

The User Group meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled due to weather.

 

Please join us for this month’s UR Financials User Group meeting. This group has been created to inform, discuss, and share UR Financials best practice with one another for continued learning and support.

Meeting date/time: March 15th from 1:30 – 2:30 PM. Sign-up to participate in person, or remotely.

Locations: 

  • In-person participation Medical Center:  room 2-7544, (view the second floor CEL Department Map)
  • Remote participation. Zoom participants click here, enter your name and e-mail if prompted. (no password required)

Conference call information: Dial in: 1-888-330-3581Access Code: 6534022

Meeting agenda is posted below:

  • UR Financials Announcements
  • Workday 28 New Features
  • The Life of a Project FAO
  • Upcoming Events

Presentation materials will be accessible through this link.

Workday 28 Release

Twice a year, UR Financials has a scheduled upgrade, the next occurring on Saturday, March 11, 2017. This edition does not have any significant end user impacts, however there will be a few new features that we want to bring to your attention:

  • A new Toggle Full Screen Viewing Mode graphical button  has been added to most reports and other grids throughout the application. The button is located above the column headings with the export and filter buttons. The new mode makes better use of screen real estate by showing more rows.

With Full Screen Viewing Mode activated, the grid now consumes the entire browser frame. To exit Full Screen View Mode, click the button again. This will shrink the grid to its usual size, restoring access to the report header, global search, and navigation.

  • The Related Actions button in header areas has been replaced with a button labeled “Actions”. The new button is most prominently seen in the blue page header area.

In other areas, the Related Actions button is still displayed as a graphical button with three dots  that is shown when hovering over an actionable item.

If you have any questions related to the upgrade, please contact the University IT help desk at x52000. Thanks

Join Us – User Group Meeting on January 18th

Please join us for this month’s UR Financials User Group meeting.
This group has been created to inform, discuss, and share UR Financials best practice with one another for continued learning and support.

Meeting date/time:
January 18th
from 1:30 – 2:30 PM. Sign-up to participate in person, or remotely.

Locations: 

  • In-person participation
    Medical Center:  room 2-7534
    , (view the second floor CEL Department Map)
  • Remote participation.
    Zoom participants click here
    , enter your name and e-mail if prompted.
    (no password required)

Conference call information:
Dial in: 1-888-330-3581Access Code: 6534022

Meeting agenda is posted below:

  • UR Financials Announcements
  • Cognos Reporting Update
  • UR Financials/Workday 28 Upgrade
  • Upcoming Events

Presentation materials will be accessible through this link.

Sign Up for January’s User Group Meeting

Please join us for this month’s UR Financials User Group meeting.
This group has been created to inform, discuss, and share UR Financials best practice with one another for continued learning and support.

Meeting date/time:
January 18th
from 1:30 – 2:30 PM. Sign-up to participate in person, or remotely.

Locations: 

Conference call information:
Dial in: 1-888-330-3581Access Code: 6534022

Meeting agenda is posted below:

  • UR Financials Announcements
  • Cognos Reporting Update
  • UR Financials/Workday 28 Upgrade
  • Upcoming Events

User Group slides will be posted just prior to meeting.

Sign Up for September’s User Group Meeting

Please join us for this month’s 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.

Meeting date/time:
September 21st
from 1:30 – 2:30 PM. Sign-up to participate in person, or remotely.

Locations: 

  • In-person participation
    Medical Center:  room 2-7544
    , (view the second floor CEL Department Map)
  • Remote participation.
    WebEx 
    participants click here, and enter your name and e-mail if prompted.
    Meeting password is: Workday25

Conference call information:
Dial in: 1-888-330-3581Access Code: 6534022

Meeting agenda is posted below:

  • UR Financials Announcements
  • Workday 27 Upgrade
  • May User Group Meeting Response
  • Accounts Payable Update
  • Resurrecting Financial Data Warehouse
  • Budget and Forecasting Update
  • Upcoming Events

Presentation materials have been posted on the Resource, User Group page.

Join Us – User Group Meeting on September 21st

Please join us for this month’s 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.

Meeting date/time:
September 21st
from 1:30 – 2:30 PM. Sign-up to participate in person, or remotely.

Locations: 

  • In-person participation
    Medical Center:  room 2-7544
    , (view the second floor CEL Department Map)
  • Remote participation.
    WebEx 
    participants click here, and enter your name and e-mail if prompted.
    Meeting password is: Workday25

Conference call information:
Dial in: 1-888-330-3581Access Code: 6534022

Meeting agenda is posted below:

  • UR Financials Announcements
  • Workday 27 Upgrade
  • May User Group Meeting Response
  • Accounts Payable Update
  • Resurrecting Financial Data Warehouse
  • Budget and Forecasting Update
  • Upcoming Events

UR Financials Successfully Upgraded – Minimal Changes to User Interface

The UR Financials system upgrade completed successfully this past weekend with very few impacts to the user interface. Read further for more details.

  1. UPDATED Terminology change – Budget is now Plan: The system implemented a terminology change; “Plan” now refers to “Budget” in some areas within the system.  This impacts the following reports where Budget Structure (label) has been changed to Plan Structure (label) within the report filter criteria:
    1. Award Budgetary Balance Summary (NCL) URF0840 report
    2. Award Budgetary Balance Summary Printable (NCL) URF0987,
    3. Award Budgetary Balance Summary Printable URF0986
    4. Award Budgetary Balance Summary URF0331
      All QRCs will have been updated to reflect this change.
      An  alias that links these terms has been implemented. Therefore, when searching for “Budget”, appropriate “Plan” and “Budget” results will return.  Remember:  Using the established report unique identifier, such as URF0987 and/or full report name, will continue to provide best results when searching for reports.
      **This change does not affect the Create Budget Amendment task used by Company Level users with the Accountant role.
  2. Loading Screen: Users now see a Workday home page loading screen immediately after entering user log in credentials. This briefly appears prior to viewing the UR Financials Home page.splash
  3. Rich Text Editor Toolbar: Comment, or reply fields within the UR Financials system now allows rich text editing. Select the Format Text button to view the formatting window with a toolbar.
    format text
    format toolbar
  4. Guided Tour for Errors: If errors are encountered while using UR Financials, the system shows a streamlined error indicator. This location of the indicator has not changed, but no longer lists errors. Users will see only an error indicator showing Errors: quantifier. Users may also notice a tooltip appears when hovering over the quantifier.
    error indicator

    1. When selected, the indicator will collapse, small error indicator as not to impede viewing of information on screen.
    2. Select the indicator to be transported to the error location with a provided description. If multiple errors are present, the description window can cycle through all errors found, automatically relocating itself adjacent to each error.
      example of error indicator
  5. Accessibility Update: The user interface now offers more compatibility with assistive technologies.
    • Input Prompts – Input Prompts, such as single value selection, multiple value selection, and dropdown selection, now have enhanced keyboard navigation and screen reader support.
    • Checkboxes and Radio ButtonsCheckboxes and radio buttons are more accessible through enhanced keyboard navigation and screen reader support.
    • Page Navigation (Headers and Regions) – The system contains updated headers and regions on all pages to work with screen readers in order to assist users with navigation throughout Workday.
    • Multi-view Containers – The multi-view container, as seen in the system’s Inbox, has enhanced keyboard navigation and screen reader support.
    • Error Guided Tours – Error Guided Tours have enhanced keyboard navigation and screen reader support.
  6. UR Financials Announcements: Minor enhancements have been made to announcements within UR Financials.
    • The announcement image (i.e. green circle) has been brought back at first viewing and after selecting the announcement card.
    • The selected announcement shows a new layout that is no longer stacked, but rotates side by side.
    • External links, Custom Report links and Video links may now be included in any announcement.
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NOTE: Microsoft’s Retirement of IE9/10 and UR Financials:  Internet Explorer version 9/10 will not be supported by Workday as noted at the bottom of the UR Financials Login page. For web browser upgrades and support, contact:
Help Desk: UnivIT: (585) 275-2000 or email: UnivITHelp@ur.rochester.edu
URMC: (585) 275-3200 or email: HelpDesk_ISD@urmc.rochester.edu

For questions on these changes, please email the UR Financials team.

UR Financials to Modify Its Look Today, March 14th

UR Financials will undergo some cosmetic and functional changes to the Home page, Reporting and Announcements. Changes are listed below in detail.

Home Page

UR Financials can now be branded with University of Rochester imagery. Below details how the home page will be customized in three different ways:

banner1.       The top center of the Home page will no longer show the Workday image, but will now show the University of Rochester logo.

2.       Below the UR logo, University images will appear that will periodically change. UR Financials Announcements will also appear in this area.

3.       The Home Button previously to the left of the Search bar will show the Workday “W” logo and performs the same function.

Reports

Grid (column) personalization will now be an option on most reports. This feature provides users the ability to visually modify columns shown in report results. Note: All columns will be visible in a grid by default.
Changing columns will not impact data as this is just a visual change and only seen by the user.

before grid

The Show/Hide Columns icon is located in the upper right of the report result grid.

1.       Select the icon to view a drop-down list of all report column titles.

grid

2.       Check only the columns desired to appear on the report.

3.       Select the Done button to save and see changes made. A quick message will appear stating “Changes have been saved” under the U of R logo.  These changes will persist and show the next time the report is run.

Tip: The icon turns light blue when selections have been made

4.       Return to the Show/Hide Columns icon (now blue) to make further changes

after grid

Note: This feature is not available on all reports

Announcements

Announcements will become more interactive and will now be able to link to items such as; reports, external links and tasks. After March 14th, when viewing announcements in the UR Financials system, select the announcement for further viewing of information or possible links.

Additional Changes for March 14th

Read more about changes to the FAO attribute location
Read more on new layout options for Awards (Grant Analysts)

If you have questions please email URFinancials@UR.Rochester.edu.

 

FAO Attributes Found in New Location on March 14th

Due to the UR Financials Upgrade on March 14th, the FAO attribute location will change.  When viewing FAO attributes (Including Grants), the related worktags will now appear differently within the UR Financials system.

For example, within the View Grant screen, the related worktags are no longer seen at the top of the page, but now can be viewed by either selecting the Related Actions button on that Grant, or opening the newly created Related Worktag tab at the bottom of the screen.

FAO location change 1FAO location change 2

Use this View Grant and Award Job Aid for detailed steps on this change.

For non-Grant FAOs, such as Operating Programs, worktags will now appear in the lower half of the screen after searching for the FAO using the UR Financials system search bar.

FAO location change 3

If you have questions please email URFinancials@UR.Rochester.edu.

 

Change to Layout Options for Awards on March 14th

There has been a change to the layout options for the Award Line tab, within the View Award screen. This Award Line enhancement improves user interface performance for awards with many award lines (Grants).

Enhancements contain the following:

  • Validations moved to the “submit” bar function
  • Error messages are actionable and specific
  • Alternate views available; single selection or grid view (see images below)
    o   Improves performance for managing awards with fifty plus award lines

 view award

How to change Award Line tab view

  1. Run the View Award report for an Award and select Award Lines Tab
  2. Select the Single Selection view optionSS icon
  3. Select the Grant to show the Grant details

Single Selection View:

view award 2

Grid View (traditional):

view award 3

If you have questions on these changes, please email URFinancials@UR.Rochester.edu.

Sign Up for September’s User Group Meeting

Sign up for this month’s UR Financials User Group meeting.
September’s meeting will begin with announcements, followed by updates on the Workday 25 upgrade along with an updated Training and Support approach.

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

Meeting date/time:
September 16th
from 1:30 – 2:30 PM.

Locations: 

  • In-person participation
    Medical Center:  
    ROOM CHANGE to 2-7536, (view the second floor CEL Department Map)
  • Remote participation
    WebEx 
    participants click here and enter your name and e-mail if prompted.
    Meeting password is: Workday24

Conference call information:
Dial in: 1-888-330-3581Access Code: 6534022

Presentation materials will be posted on Resource>User Group page.

UR Financials User Interface Changes

Today, UR Financials (Workday) has an updated user interface as announced in previous User Group meetings and Newsletters.

Listed below are Workday interface highlights seen today:

  • Workday page names are now displayed below the search bar, i.e. Home, Favorites, etc.
  • Worklets are still available as round icons. The Announcements worklet icon has been removed. Each worklet will be represented as a different image

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  • New navigation using a built in back arrow wd24 back button v2 returns users to the previous screen without losing criteria/data/information. This has replaced the “Change” icon found on report criteria pages. Select the arrow to navigate back to the previous page.
  • Announcements display atop the Home page and within select worklets. These are color coded based on message content and timing
    • Action Messages (Period closed, and open for post close adjustments, or report running) – Green
    • Awareness Messages (Period Approaching Close) – Yellow
    • Urgent Message / High Importance – Red

wd25 fin rep announce

  • Financial Reports worklet now contains a new list of common UR Financials resource links.  Use this to quickly access support reference documentation such as; report Quick Reference Guides and the Easy Report Matrix.

wd25 fin rep task


Other updates include items such as checkboxes, radio buttons, tabs, buttons, prompts (i.e. report prompts), dropdowns, date & time entry fields, and text fields/areas.

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Users will experience these styling updates on all report criteria pages.  Refer to the updated UR Financials (Workday) User Interface change Quick Reference Card for guidance on these changes.

If you have questions on the new layout, Contact Us, or
UnivIT: (585) 275-2000 or email: UnivITHelp@ur.rochester.edu
URMC: (585) 275-3200 or email: HelpDesk_ISD@urmc. rochester.edu

Join Us – User Group Meeting on September 16th

Please join us for this month’s 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.

Meeting date/time:
September 16th from 1:30 – 2:30 PM.
Sign-up to participate in person, or remotely.

Locations: 

  • In-person participation
    Medical Center:  ROOM CHANGE to 2-7536 , 
    (view the second floor CEL Department Map)
  • Remote participation
    WebEx 
    participants click hereand enter your name and e-mail if prompted.
    Meeting password is: Workday24

Conference call information:
Dial in: 1-888-330-3581Access Code: 6534022

Meeting agenda is posted below:

  • Project Announcement and Accomplishments
  • Workday 25 Upgrade and Enhancements
  • Training and Support approach
  • Upcoming Events

 

Presentation materials will be accessible through this link.