Our March 2012 Continuing Professional Education classes quickly filled to capacity – and all were well received by participants.
We launched the first quarter of calendar year 2012 with 2 days of new and repeated-on-request course offerings, including Understanding Internal Controls, Understanding
and Preparing the Statement of Cash Flows, Banking and Payments, and The Ethics of Whistle-Blowing. Credits were available in Auditing, (Governmental), Accounting
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:
Beginning Mon, April 16, you will need to access the PeopleSoft Finance System using your new PeopleSoft ID. Your new user ID looks like this: XXXXnnnnnn:
Your new ID begins with up to the first 4 letters of your last name, for example, SMIT- for Smith. If your last name contains fewer than 4 characters, your ID will really include “X” – so, Yu becomes YUXX-.
Your new ID ends with sequentially assigned numerics, for example, -000101.
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!
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.