Financial Systems Solutions

Paying Reimbursements to Foreign Individuals

March 17, 2016

Beginning at the end of April, there will be a new process available to make Business Expense Reimbursements to Foreign Individuals when setting up a new vendor in Oracle. This new process will streamline the current process and, as long as the requirements are met, will not require a GLACIER account for reimbursements to foreign individuals of University business expenses. This will go live in Oracle with the April 24th FINDINI release.

Modernization of Financial Reporting Project Announces the Go-Live of Grants Management Content

November 19, 2015

The Modernization of Financial Reporting Project recently deployed Grants Management dashboards to Production for a pilot with 90 users.  The timing of the Grants Management roll-out to users will be determined by each school-based engagement council.  Your local implementation manager can provide you with information on when you can expect content to be made available to your school.

MFR Project Reminds Users of the Disabling of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Cash Management Reports in CREW on November 1, 2015 and Announces Targeted Go-Live of Grants Management Content

October 15, 2015

Disabling of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Cash Management Reports in CREW on November 1, 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:

GMAS 2.0 Project Update

October 15, 2015

The GMAS 2.0 Project Team is preparing for the next release on December 14, 2015 delivering a redesigned Segment home and more converted screens. The GMAS 2.0 project has two focus areas – converting existing screens and building upon business priorities identified from user engagement interviews and focus groups. Changes to the system are delivered incrementally throughout the life of the project providing gradual benefits to users and allowing for incorporation of user feedback.

Electronic Submission Tracking and Reporting (ESTR) for IRB Upgrade Weekend

October 15, 2015

ESTR will be unavailable Friday, October 16 at noon through Monday, October 19 at 6AM to complete upgrades. IRB submissions will not be accessible during this downtime. Please make IRB submission and review plans accordingly. Current application documents can be downloaded ahead of time from the appropriate IRB office website:

Upcoming October System Outages for Oracle Financials Systems FINDINI 4.0.8 Release

October 15, 2015

The University's Financial systems will be unavailable from 6:00pm on Friday, October 23rd until 6:00am on Monday, October 26th to accommodate the scheduled FINDINI 4.0.8 release. This release consists of many technical patches needed to make Oracle EBS compatible with the Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) browser & MS Office 2013. This release also consists of software and database patches in order to keep the  system up to date with many industry security regulations and requirements.

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: