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Common API Platform Project (CAPP) Update

February 15, 2018

On Wed, Jan 24th, twenty individuals from across Harvard attended an API workshop to build a deeper understanding of API development and to experiment with the Mulesoft platform.  The all-day, hands-on event was organized by the Common API Platform Project (CAPP) as an important component of a broader community outreach and enablement effort.  This introductory session presented an overview of Mulesoft’s AnyPoint platform and provided attendees with an opportunity to design, develop and deploy APIs in a temporary environment. 

We expect that as workshop attendees continue to explore the new data exchange technology and share their knowledge within their schools and organizations, the development and re-use of APIs will improve. Initial survey results from workshop attendees indicate the event was well-received. 

Here are a few highlights from the survey:

  • More than 70% rated the event overall as Good or Very Good
  • 85% of attendees are likely to recommend this event to another colleague
  • More than 70% indicated that they are Highly Likely or Likely to seek out additional information or attend additional training about API Development or the Mulesoft platform

Survey respondents also shared suggestions about how to make future workshops more successful, including scheduling the workshop as two half-day sessions and incorporating more interaction among participants.  The CAPP team will leverage this valuable feedback to plan additional events to enhance knowledge and skills among the developer community, and ultimately increase use of new data exchange technology.

Further information about CAPP is available on the project wiki.

Contacts List for Questions Regarding Tax-Reporting Documents for Calendar Year 2015

February 25, 2016

Each year Harvard University (President and Fellows of Harvard College) sends IRS reporting documents as required by regulation to individuals and entities to whom we have made reportable and/or taxable payments in the prior calendar year. These are documents such as Forms W-2, 1099 MISC, 1042-S, 1099 E and 1098 T and new this year, 1095-C.

The below grid lists of the various forms and the relevant contact information. Please feel free to provide the links and phone numbers to individuals who contact you  regarding these documents. 

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Update: Responsibilities of Purchasers, Preparers and Approvers Policy

January 21, 2016
After requests from several Schools and discussions with the Financial Policy Review Committee, we have extended the effective date of the Responsibilities of Purchasers, Preparers and Approvers (ROPPA) policy to March 1, 2016. The online training module is still in development and is now expected to be ready later this month; a March 1 effective date will allow time for users to take the training before the policy is live. Individual Schools...
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Financial Administration (FAD) 2015/2016 Winter Recess Schedule

December 9, 2015

December 3, 2015

The University will be in recess from 12:00 pm Thursday, December 24 until Friday, January 1, 2016.  Please review the following for special processing deadlines, cutoff dates, and system and support availability, leading up to and throughout the winter break.

Financial and Sponsored systems/applications will be available during winter recess; however, transactions will not be posted to the General Ledger, or refreshed into the OBI, CREW, and DWCENPRD ad hoc reporting environments, and the HUIT Support Center (617-496-2001) and FAD staff will be...

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A HUBS Upgrade is Coming November 9th

October 15, 2015

You may have heard a rumor that HUBS is being upgraded and it’s true. The upgrade will bring a new look and feel to your Planning Application, but the same forms, business rules and reports that you use today will still be there. In other words, there will be no new or changed business processes due to the upgrade. 

Along with the Planning Application upgrade, the underlying database will also be upgraded. The database upgrade will keep HUBS on a vendor supported platform and will allow us to continue to apply patches that include enhancements and bug fixes as they become...

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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:

  • Accounts Receivable
    • Account Status Summary
    • Past Due Invoices
    • Bad Debt Write-Off
    • Bad Debt Recovery
    • Outstanding Customer Aging Sum
    • Billing Summary
    • Billing...
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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

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:

  • Accounts Receivable
    • Account Status Summary
    • Past Due Invoices...
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Electronic Submission Tracking and Reporting (ESTR) Updates

February 27, 2014

The Electronic Submission Tracking and Reporting (ESTR) system for IRBs has been updated as of Friday, February 28, 2014.

The release includes navigation and informational text enhancements. Highlights include:

  • The single button labeled “Create Modification/CR”, available in active study workspaces has been expanded to three buttons with clearer labels: “Create Modification”, “Create Continuing Review”, and “Create Closure”.
  • Help links have been updated to go to the ...
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