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.
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.
Your dedicated Cognos Reporting team members – Carl Sorenson and Rosen Georgiev – continue their work on the FishNet replacement reports.
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:
  • m-Fin PAYROLL TRANSACTIONS
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.
Want to access the PeopleSoft Finance System? Cognos Reporting? CU Marketplace? Concur Travel & Expense? PeopleSoft HRMS? … There’s an easy way – and in some cases, just one way – to get there:
  • Sign in to your campus portal using your desktop username and password.
  • Then look for the link you want under the Business Applications section on the portal home page.
The campus portals are located at:

Boulder

https://portal.prod.cu.edu/MyCUInfoFedAuthLogin.html

Colorado Springs

Your campus portal is the better (and starting April 16, the only) way to log in to your CU business applications. Just sign in to your campus portal using your desktop user name and password – and then click the link to the system you want: PeopleSoft Finance, PeopleSoft HRMS, Cognos Reporting, CU Marketplace, Concur Travel & Expense, and so forth. You may want to bookmark your campus portal:

Boulder

https://portal.prod.cu.edu/MyCUInfoFedAuthLogin.html

Colorado Springs

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.

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