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Ensure your Vanderbilt work email is Primary in Oracle Cloud

Jul. 31, 2019—Oracle notifications and other Oracle-related communications are sent to the primary email address that you indicate within Oracle. To ensure that you receive these communications in your Vanderbilt email, we recommend that your profile designate your Work Email as Primary in your Contact Info. Steps: Log into Oracle Cloud and select the Me tab; Click...

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Updated FAQ: I’m going on vacation. Can someone approve transactions on my behalf?

Jul. 1, 2019—Users who will be out of the office can delegate approval responsibilities to another user while you are out of the office using the Worklist. Users who should consider delegation include Financial Unit Managers (for purchasing and expense transactions), Line Managers (for time cards) and Procurement Requesters (for invoice approvals). Steps: Click the Notifications bell. Select...

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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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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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Oracle Cloud Expenses: Updated One Card Policy

Nov. 5, 2018—The Vanderbilt One Card Policy has been updated and is now published on our website.  This updated policy became effective in October and in particular clarifies the following items regarding appropriate card use: Cardholders must assign at least one Expense Delegate in Oracle.  If you have not already done so, please do so now. Card Security (page...

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Report Updates: New Columns Added to Budget vs Actual Reports

Aug. 21, 2018—The Budget vs. Actual reports available through the Departmental Playbook have now been updated to include both Month-to-Date and Year-to-Date columns and variances.

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