We expect that PSLite will no longer work when CU moves to PeopleSoft 9.2 in November 2015. PSLite has been a good system for CU, but it is not being maintained.
If you are relying on PSLite you should transition to CU Cognos m-Fin reports. This is the recommendation of the OUC, the Boulder Campus Controller's Office, the Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Finance Office, and the UCCS Resource Management Division Accounting office.
Heard of PSLite but not really sure if it is something you use? All of its menus say "PSLite" in large letters in the upper left.
Transitioning to m-Fin
This summer and fall you'll still be able to run PSLite reports, so you can run reports from both systems and compare. Once the November PeopleSoft 9.2 (Elevate) go-live date comes this no longer will be an option - the expectation is that PSLite will no longer work.
Here are some helpful tips for making the transition:
- PSLite -> m-Fin crosswalk and training
- m-Fin LAUNCH
- m-Fin documentation
- Tips and tricks blog category
PSLite -> m-Fin crosswalk and training
Know what PSLite report you would run and wondering what to pick in m-Fin? There is a crosswalk and also Boulder and Denver/Anschutz based training. This is training specifically for PSLite users:
- Boulder: click on the PSLite to m-Fin crosswalk tab at: http://www.colorado.edu/controller/calendar.
- Denver/Anschutz: contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The crosswalk is available on the PSLite tab at: http://www.cu.edu/controller/reporting-system.
Unless you have changed the sort order, the first report listed in the CU Cognos Finance folder is m-Fin LAUNCH. m-Fin LAUNCH provides a menu for m-Fin reports. Like PSLite, you first enter a code such as a speedtype or an orgnode and then you can run reports for it. In Cognos parlance m-Fin LAUNCH presents what are called "drill links" to the other reports. m-Fin LAUNCH is not required - if you know what report you want to run it is ok to run it directly.
The documentation for m-Fin reports includes quick reference guides and also "getting started" Cognos orientation guides. The quick reference guides are a page or so for each report providing some basic explanation of the report and an example output page.
The m-Fin documentation is available at: http://www.cu.edu/controller/cognos-reporting-system-training. You will see that the page says it is training but since it is all on-line, as opposed to the instructor-led Boulder and Denver/Anschutz training above, I am calling it documentation here.
Tips and tricks blog category
The tips and tricks link provides a collection of posts that are meant to be helpful to new users. It is in the CATEGORIES section in the column on the right, here in the m-Fin blog.