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MFR Project Reminds CREW Users of the Disabling of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Cash Management Reports on November 1, 2015 and Announces Enhancements to Existing Content

September 17, 2015

As we shared last month the project team will be disabling CREW Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Cash Management reports on November 1st.  At that time, FSS Client Services and the Harvard Data Warehouse (HDW) will disable the following CREW Reports and OBI will be the sole source for this information:

Human Resources Data Warehouse Release 42

September 17, 2015

Read about the upcoming change to HR reporting that will be released into production on September 21st, 2015 with DWH_42.0.

Change to OHR_PERS_CURR - column added: ORCID

The ORCID is an academic identifier intended to help with mapping academics and researchers (unambiguous identification of Harvard authors) to their publications in the public domain. It will be used in the backend infrastructure and HU-LDAP to assist with authorizing users and put it in the Faculty Finder application.

ESTR Upgrades Coming Soon!

September 17, 2015

ESTR will be upgraded in mid-October. Changes are a part of the University’s efforts to align the current version of ESTR with the Click® IRB product. Through this initiative, ESTR will remain customized to Harvard’s needs and will provide the benefit of sustainable long-term and robust support. The upgrade will also ensure that the IRB remains compliant with our accreditors and that all ESTR users benefit from a vendor-supported and hosted system. The upgrade will affect the entire, University-wide ESTR system.

New Look for PIN Login September 22

September 17, 2015

On September 22, users who log in to Harvard applications and services using the PIN System will see a new look to the login screen, including improvements for users on phones and tablets. This change is in anticipation of this fall’s rollout of HarvardKey — the University’s new unified login credential for the Harvard applications and services you use every day. 

Scheduled CPATH System Outages

September 17, 2015

A new Business System Analyst was hired at the end of June for CPATH.  Since then, the team has been focused on addressing the backlog of system bugs and developing additional functionality. To limit the disruption to users, there is a set schedule of outages through the end of the calendar year to implement the fixes and upgrades. Accordingly, CPATH will be temporarily unavailable for maintenance/migration of enhancements and bug fixes every other Friday after 3pm through the end of the calendar year. Note: the first outage occurred on 9/11/15 and the next one is scheduled for 9/25/15.

Oracle Financials Systems: Important advisory on Google Chrome v45 Browser

September 16, 2015

On September 1, Google released Chrome v45. This version of Chrome is not certified by Oracle and will not work with Harvard's version of Oracle Financials. When attempting to access Oracle via Chrome v45, users will see an error stating 'SSL Server Probably Obsolete' or something similar. If you are a Chrome user and have updated to version 45 (either manually or via auto-update), you will need to use an alternate browser such as IE, FireFox, or Safari to gain access to Oracle Financials.