In the Works

 
This is not something requiring action from users right now. I just want you to be aware that it is happening. CU is preparing to upgrade to Cognos 10.2.1 the weekend of July 25, 2014.
m-Fin provides five reports that have the classic revenue and expenditure summarization to individual account codes: (1) m-Fin OPERATING SUMMARY (2) m-Fin REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE SUMMARY (3) m-Fin REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE TOTAL (3) m-Fin TRIAL BALANCE SUMMARY...
Here is what's coming down the pike: AWARD CODE prompt for m-Fin PAYMENTS RECEIVED, m-Fin FISCAL ROLES. This will be a new report that is like the old Fiscal Role Look Up but runs faster and is well suited to MSExcel output...
If all goes as planned CU will be running Cognos 10.2 in production Monday November 19, 2012. This is an incremental "dot version" upgrade from Cognos 10.1 to Cognos 10.2. You will notice some differences but they are minor and are not the kind of change that requires training. We expect that you will be able to continue using m-Fin reports the same way as you do now.
We are continuing our work toward decommissioning FishNet this fall. This includes the financial reports branded with the more innocuous University Reporting logo instead of the FishNet fish. The first University Reporting FishNet report to be retired will be Summary of Financial Transactions. Like all FishNet reports it runs at a qf.prod.cu.edu address. Its header looks like this:
FishNet was a query system created by CU to deliver CIW data. Now CU is working on retiring Fishnet, transitioning the remaining users to Cognos reports. For FishNet's financial queries this will be Cognos m-Fin reports. The first FishNet query we have addressed is PAY DETAIL BY DEPT ID OR EMPLOYEE ID.

Let us know if these m-Fin reports will work for you

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We are spending this quarter on stabilization and improvements before embarking on another decommissioning project in April. Here is what we've been working on.

Previously announced

    Until now, most m-Fin reports could not run for more than one Project ID or Org code at a time. Multiple Speedtypes could be entered but we had not extended this capability to the other less commonly used prompts, the alternative to speedtypes, the FOPPS prompts.

    The work-around - multiple values supported indirectly

    To run for multiple projects we advised a work-around. Find the speeedtypes and run for those instead. The m-Fin prompting facilitates this because it can find speedtypes for FOPPS values.

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