Archive March 2012

 
If you are one of the hundreds of FishNet users who love the Position Budget and other reports, there are 3 things you need to know:
  1. In April, we will be reaching out directly to FishNet users, emailing them to ascertain their opinions on reports and enhancements. We will also be asking about the type of training, documentation, and other help they would like us to provide in order to facilitate the transition from FishNet to Cognos m-Fin.
  2. Also in April, Cognos m-Fin replacements for old Fish-Net reports will begin to be available.
And now, why not take a moment to revamp the way you get news about Cognos financial reports? Sign up for an RSS feed on Carl’s reporting blog. It’s easy to do and it pays off every week with direct emails to your inbox whenever Carl blogs. You get just enough info in that email to help you decide if this post is relevant to you and you need to read the full post right away … or if it can wait till later. Oh yes – you also get some very fun pictures – like the “multiple project” 3-headed dragon, below:
As we move through the timeline of Cognos financial reports replacing older and unsupported reporting tools, we have updated our Reporting System Initiative site to keep you on track with our progress. Please take a moment to read!
On employee wait list? We are notifying you of available space by today. Questions? Write to cu.cpe@cu.edu.
Many of you have already contributed comments on various chapters of the draft Accounting Handbook. This major initiative – part of the University’s Fiscal Procedures – has been under development since last fall. Effective July 1, 2012, we will publish select chapters on a final Accounting Handbook website – and begin to consolidate related policies/procedures so you have a single source of accounting guidance.
Some Cognos m-Fin reports now offer a new option: run by multiple projects or run by multiple orgs. Previously, the only way to run by multiple values was through the SpeedType option. Now we are introducing support for multiple values entered directly into the prompts for Project, Program, Org, or Fund. Where this change has been made you will see the instruction FUND, ORG | ORGNODE, PROGRAM and PROJECT accept multiple values separated by a single space.
Do you work in the PeopleSoft Finance System (FIN)? If you do, then you have had 2 user IDs since last fall. Both have been valid for months. In the near future, however, your old ID will no longer be valid.