Please plan to join us when we visit your campus, Oct 7-11, for our annual OUC Town Halls.
The Town Hall sessions are short, but full of information … on Continuing Professional Education opportunities, Cognos Reporting System developments, new FinPro Help Desk tools, and more. This is your chance to hear about what we’ve done lately – and to provide feedback on future directions. We promise a thoughtful exchange of ideas – and a few surprises!
Register now at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ouctownhalls
Good (Cognos) news: We recently migrated several m-Fin reports from the Cognos QA test environment to the Cognos production environment. Better input validation! More data elements! Learn about these enhancements at https://www.cu.edu/controller/initiatives/reporting/?p=2784.
More good news: No more m-Fin production migrations until *after* FY 2013 year-end close!
Welcome, Sarju Khadka!
Sarju joined the OUC in early June, bringing an extensive background in Cognos report-writing to our University-wide m-Fin project. She will work closely with our Associate Director for Reporting Systems, Carl Sorenson.
A certified Cognos developer, Sarju is also completing her CPA. She and her husband are relocating to Colorado from Minnesota, where she worked for US Bank. We are delighted she's now here at CU!
Need access to financial transaction update or inquiry? (FIN? Cognos? Marketplace? Procurement or Travel Card?)
Now there's an easy way to find out what training is required or recommended. The new Quick Reference Guide to Access & Training Requirements identifies the appropriateonline courses -- and the occasional live class -- for multiples systems. In addition, the resource explains how to request the desired access and provides links to specific application forms.
Agenda items for the last controllers’ meeting of FY 2013:
CUSP Awards Update; CU Foundation Update; July 1 Policy/procedures Changes (Accounting Handbook information on revenue recognition, gift cards, and capital assets); Feedback on Cognos SRECNP Report; FDW Firewall Update; Audit Update (interim fieldwork); Daily Financials in July; Bad Debt Expense (final decisions); Intergovernmental contracting
Questions on discussion points from this and any other Campus Controllers’ Meeting should be directed to the appropriate campus controller. Note: The monthly meetings resume in September.
Do you hate it when headers disappear on your financial reports? Just remember: You are in control!
For your Cognos financial reports, run in HTML, you can keep those column headers visible on screen while you scroll. All you need to do is right-click anywhere in the list. In the resulting pop-up box, select Freeze Column Headings.
For more information, see Carl's m-Fin blog:www.cu.edu/controller/initiatives/reporting/?p=2698.
The Office of University Controller recently presented Town Hall sessions to share accomplishments and initiatives with campus staff and hear their thoughts and questions.
Each session included a presentation, Q&As, and opportunity for small group discussions on areas of particular interest to individual participants.
If you missed the Town Halls - or would like to revisit them - you can run through the materials online.
Fall 2012 OUC Town Hall materials →
Let’s catch up with our Reporting Systems staff – Carl Sorenson and Rosen Georgiev – and review recent developments in Cognos:
Gone Fishin’: New FishNet Replacements
The old FishNet query tool will be decommissioned later this fall so FishNet’s financial queries are now being reviewed for conversion to Cognos m-Fin reports.
If you’ve needed the data provided by FishNet’s Pay Detail by Dept ID or Employee ID, please check out these m-Fin replacements (now available in the test environment, Cognos QA) and let Carl know what you think:
We still respond to questions like “What happened to all the Cognos reports?”
Your default display presents the first 15 reports. To see the remaining reports, use the entries scroll area (top right of screen, where it says 1-15). Click the double arrow to the right and the next 15 will show.