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New Oracle Cloud Feature: Quick Actions

Feb. 19, 2019—A new feature called Quick Actions is now available on the home screen in Oracle following the Oracle Cloud upgrade during the weekend of February 15-16. Many Employee, Manager and HCM activities that required selections from multiple menu options are now available with fewer clicks.   Getting Started A few quick actions are listed for...

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Preparing for Oracle Update 19A: Enhanced User Interface

Feb. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud environment will undergo our next quarterly upgrade the weekend of February 15-16, and after this update, the Home Screen will have a new layout with additional features.   Why is the Oracle Cloud Home Screen changing? The update to the Home Screen layout is a necessary component of this quarterly upgrade to...

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Departmental Playbook: February 2019 Updates

Feb. 5, 2019—In an effort to streamline the information in the Departmental Playbook reporting dashboard, we will be making the following improvements over the coming week:   PPM Project Budget vs. Actual A new PPM Project Budget vs. Actual reports was introduced during the fall to provide users with multiple options for comparing budget and actual data...

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Updated Business Travel & Expense Policy

Feb. 5, 2019—The Finance team has recently updated the Travel & Business Expense Policy with a simplified format and a few policy updates. Key changes that may impact your area include: Rental Vehicles All tolls, fuel, GPS and parking fees incurred while travelling for business are allowable expenses.  As a result, users may opt into prepaid gas and other services...

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Subscribe to the New VU Consolidated Administrative Dates Calendar

Dec. 19, 2018—The Process and Systems Optimization (SkyVU) Team is pleased to announce the addition of a new VU Consolidated Administrative Calendar.  This calendar includes important dates such as: Month-end close dates; HCM Transaction deadlines; User Group meeting dates and locations. Calendar Subscription You can subscribe to this calendar so that it is visible in your own Outlook...

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Transaction Approvals during the Winter Break

Dec. 19, 2018—The five-day escalation period remains in place during the winter break, allowing continued support of areas conducting research and other business during this period. In the event that a transaction is submitted during the break, approvers will continue to receive notifications through email and your worklist and have the option to either: Reject the transaction to return...

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Purchases, Payments and Shipments during the Winter Break

Dec. 19, 2018—Complete Preparations for the Winter Break As discussed in the December 14th P2P user group webinar, users should be preparing for the holiday break by: Taking action to approve (or reject, if appropriate) any outstanding invoices so that payments can be processed timely and accurately; and Discussing any remaining outstanding procurement or expense needs with your...

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New Feature: Time and Schedule for Managers

Dec. 4, 2018—Introduction to Time and Schedule for Line Managers A new Time and Schedule feature has been added to My Team for all Line Managers. This feature allows line managers to: View the scheduled time and absences for their direct reports; and View time cards for employees within their direct reporting line. To demonstrate these features, consider the...

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Requisition Update: New Indicator for International Individual Payees

Dec. 3, 2018—The Purchasing & Payment Services Team has been continuing to work on process improvements for non-catalog requisitions.  One of these improvements is to add an indicator for international individuals to the Smart Forms. Additional information on this update is available below and in the recording of the November 30th P2P User Group webcast available here.   New Indicator...

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Report Update: New HCM Award Compensation Report and Other Updates

Oct. 2, 2018—New Report: HCM Award Compensation A new HCM Award Compensation report has been created that will allow HCM Specialists, Data Analysts and Approvers to search for and review Award Compensation data for employees by Business Unit, Work Unit, Person Name/Number, Assignment Status and/or Element.   Updated Reports The PPM Transaction Detail report has been updated for...

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