Changes are being made to help users leverage the Requisition Worklet to manage their requisitioning process.
Users of the "Create Requisitions" task will now see a "Try new Experience" button. This will redirect them to use the Requisition Worklet. Additionally, for Requisition Worklet users, on the top of the page to the left of the shopping cart, a new question mark icon will be available that when clicked will provide basics on how to use the tool. Stay tuned for more detailed information regarding the buying experience.
Beginning mid-March 2024, all non-PO internal supplier invoice lines over $5,000 tied to the OSP Grant Hierarchy will route to the Grants Shared Service Center for review prior to posting. This review is to help ensure that grants are charged only approved internal billing rates, charges are in compliance with the grant agreement, and have appropriate supporting documentation. This post is available via NewsLink online.
A new Tableau report is now available to end users in "Enterprise" folder. This report allows users to customize worktags for finance data. Users can select worktags from the column headings and they will remain displayed on the page. Users can select up to 10 custom columns and those can be filtered from the details pane. The report displays beginning balance, activity, and ending balances for the worktag combinations selected.
The report can be found using the path Finance and Supply Chain Domain > Financial Accounting/General Ledger > Financial Balances Summarization with Flexible Selectable Columns . For those with access, the Tableau link is https://dataviz.rae.osu.edu/#/workbooks/9485/views .
To match requirements outlined in the earnings operation policy, the Senior Fiscal Officer approval will now be required for all FDM requests that use the "New Earnings Operation" or "Edit Existing Earnings Operation" form types. Previously, these request types routed to both the SFO and the Cost Center Director roles for approval, and only one of these roles had to approve. This change went into production at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6 ; after this date and time, these request types will no longer route to the Cost Center Director.
Coming Soon : Business Processes Awaiting Action – Journals:
Two new reports, "Business Processes Awaiting Action – Journal Summary" and "Business Processes Awaiting Action – Journal Detail" will soon be released to expand on the "Business Processes Awaiting Action" report suite. These two reports will also be added to the report group "Business Processes Awaiting Action Report Group" and the corresponding dashboard. This reporting will allow end users to locate journals that still have review and approval steps left in the business process.
Find Journals – OSU Enhancement:
The Workday report "Find Journals – OSU" has been updated to include the "Created Date" for the journal on the report output.
Internal Service Provider Billing Enhancements:
The report Internal Service Provider Billing has been enhanced to include additional worktag columns in the output of the report, due to changes to the EIB template. Those columns include Grant Treatment, Sponsor, CSI Code, Prevailing Wage, and Academic Period.
Find Purchase Order Summary – OSU Enhancements:
The report Find Purchase Order Summary – OSU has been enhanced to include additional columns on the output of the report. Those columns include Cost Center Hierarchy 6, Cost Center Hierarchy 7, Cost Center Hierarchy 8 and Cost Center.
Select Sources and Uses Reports Enhanced:
Select reports in the Sources and Uses suite of reports have been enhanced to provide a better experience for infrequent users of financial reports. A summary of the changes, and a list of enhanced reports is available in the full post.
To ensure the appropriate accounting for projects, it is important that considerations made to determine if project is Capital or not. To aid departments and units in making these determinations a detailed guidance document has been added to the B&F website.
For Capitalizable Building Improvements to qualify for capitalization, project expenditures must exceed $100,000 (excluding moveable equipment, which is capitalized separately) and represent significant alterations, renovations, or structural changes that increase the usefulness of the building, enhance its efficiency, or extend its original useful life. See the full post for more details, including what capitalized building projects entail.
To clarify the usage of the two project request sheets within the Project Intake and Capital Planning instance of Adaptive Planning, the Office of Technology and Digital Innovation (OTDI) will be completing the system enhancements described in this post, effective Thursday, February 15 . See the full post for more details about the renamed sheets.
In addition to the system enhancements mentioned in the " Adaptive Planning – Project Intake and Capital Planning " post, updates to the review process for projects managed in e-Builder that are requested on the All Other Projects sheet will also go into effect on Thursday, February 15 . There are no process changes to project requests on this sheet that do not need to go through e-Builder. See the full post for details about projects managed in e-Builder.
Currently, Purchase Requisitions, Spend Authorizations, Non-PO Invoices, and Expense Reports without Spend Authorizations are reported on the weekly grant transaction confirmation email sent out to Principal Investigators (PI) for their relevant Grants. Additionally, Misc. Payment Requests will start to be included on this report during the month of February. This is the final update and will ensure that our PIs can review all non-personnel charges against their Grants via this weekly reporting.
A new series of reports has been released to help end users identify transactions that are still in draft status or have been submitted, but are pending approval steps. These reports also offer metrics to show the amount of time the transaction has been pending an approval step as well as length of time spent in progress. The business processes included in the new reports are Requisitions, Spend Authorizations, Expense Reports, Miscellaneous Payment Requests, Supplier Invoice Requests, Supplier Invoices and PO Change Orders.
There are two different styles of reports, a "Summary" version and a "Detail" version. The report naming conventions are "Business Processes Awaiting Action - (Transaction Type) Summary" or "Business Processes Awaiting Action - (Transaction Type) Detail." Additionally, a dashboard and a report group are available. Additional features are listed below.
The summary-style reports display the security groups awaiting action, number of transactions, days since assignment and days in progress. The detail-style reports display one row per transaction and include the security group and persons awaiting action, days since assignment and days in progress. Basic funding information is also displayed in this reporting. The dashboard, "Business Processes Awaiting Action - Finance/Supply Chain" displays all summary-style reports. The report group "Business Processes Awaiting Action Report Group" allows end users to enter one set of prompts and have all reports download into one Excel file.