Financial System upgrade draws near, training available!
OIT will begin the Financial System upgrade from version 8.9 to 9.1 on Thursday, March 22 at 2 p.m. At that time, the Financial System (Production and Reporting) will be shut down. The WolfPack Reporting System, which provides many campus Financial Reports, will remain available until midnight, Friday, March 23. Both systems are expected to be available by 2 p.m. on Monday, March 26.
Finance and Business offices have finalized the processing schedules and cut-off requirements for Financial transactions that must be completed prior to the upgrade. Please visit the Financial System Upgrade website for the listing of process schedules and cut-off requirements.
The Financial System provides financial management applications for accounting, budgeting, contracts and grants, and purchasing for the entire university. A joint project with Finance and Business, OIT and campus customers, the Financial System upgrade to version 9.1 will maintain vendor support from Oracle and offer efficiencies in processing and sharing of electronic attachments. In addition to electronic workflow improvements, the new Financial System will certify compatibility with more current browsers, desktop applications and operating systems and will include a new Asset Management module that will replace the outdated Capital Asset Management (CAMS) application. An updated Surplus Request System has been integrated with the Asset Management module, and a new Chartfield Request System will be implemented to eliminate paper request forms and improve efficiencies.
Financial System training – auditorium-style and hands-on training sessions (for select areas of improvement) – as well as online training materials is available for campus users. Please visit the Financial System Upgrade website for a list of training sessions and instructions on how to sign up for training