The Spring 2019 What’s Up? Event will be held on Friday, April 5th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Student Union meeting rooms 4A and 4B.
Our twice-a-year What’s Up? event is our opportunity to tell you about our projects, policies, procedures, and other goings-on of the Finance Service Group. We will have staff available from all of our departments to answer questions during and after the presentation. Our departments include Accounting Services, Accounts Payable, Budget Planning & Financial Management, Bursar’s Office, Contracts and Purchasing Services, Distribution Services, and Risk Management. All members of the campus community with procurement, accounting, or budget responsibilities are encouraged, and most welcome, to attend.
Please share this message to any staff or faculty you feel should be notified. We look forward to seeing you there!
The CSU Chancellor’s Office is upgrading CFS Data Warehouse from Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) version 11G to version 12C. At present, both versions are available for users to login and run their reports (Figure 1). However, we recommend users start using 12C since 11G will be decommissioned on Friday, March 15th.
The functionality of the Data Warehouse remains largely the same. Most 12C changes affect back-end processes. The primary OBIEE 12C front-end change is an enhanced graphical interface.
- Redesigned of the Home Page
The Home (Landing) Page has been redesigned to take advantage of OBIEE 12C updated graphical interface. Each CFS Data Warehouse dashboard is accessible via a tile on the Home Page. In addition, a Message Board is now displayed on page to update users of when data was last refreshed and of any outages. (Figure 2 and 3)
- Report Index/Report Tab
Reports that are opened from a Dashboard Page/Tab with multiple links will display each linked report in its own tab. (Figure 4 and 5)
What hasn’t changed?
- Current CFS Data Warehouse users will have access to 12C so there is no need to submit a Finance Systems Access Request form.
- Pages (Reports) you are familiar with in 11G will can still be found in 12C.
The best news of all…
- No need to recreate any saved reports in the new environment. Users saved customizations in 11G will transfer to 12C; though beginning today, we recommend users save new customizations in the 12C environment. Do note, the Page Options icon where users will find their saved customizations is now a “Gear”. Refer to Figure 6 and 7.
To assist users, we have scheduled additional Finance Open Lab sessions and are in the process of updating our CFS Data Warehouse instruction guides.
Do contact Finance Support with any questions at email@example.com or 4-1558. Please forward this announcement to staff and faculty in your area, as needed.
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Figure 1: Both CFS Data Warehouse 11G and 12C are available to users. We recommend users to start using 12C because 11G will be decommissioned on March 15th.
Figure 2: Home (Landing) Page displays the Dashboards. Each dashboard is accessible via a tile on the Home Page.
Figure 3: The BI/DW Message Board Dashboard that previously displayed the last refresh date and time has been incorporated into the Home Page.
Figure 4: Reports that are opened from a Dashboard Page/Tab with multiple links, will display each linked report in its own tab. In this example, Open PO Reports Index contains multiple Open PO reports. Open PO Views is selected.
Figure 5: When you close the secondary report, the additional tab will also close. In this example, a tab for Open PO Views report displays and when closed, the tab will disappear.
Figure 6: Page Options icon is now a “Gear”.
Figure 7: From the Page Options menu, users can save new, edit existing, and apply saved customizations for the page (report).
To personnel with Labor Cost Distribution (LCD) responsibilities, this is the monthly reminder to confirm your salary information by running your LCD Setup Audit.
Any changes to the distribution of funding for payroll expenses that you would like made for March 2019 payroll must be received by Finance Support no later than Wednesday, March 20th at 5:00 p.m.
For temporary appointment funding changes, all requests can be emailed directly to Finance Support at firstname.lastname@example.org .
IMPORTANT CHANGE: For faculty who are on release time, employee profile requests are no longer required. Please review the new Reimbursed Time Authorizations guidelines.
We cannot guarantee that requests for changes received after the deadline will be captured for the March payroll cycle.
Reminder: Payroll expenditures for Fiscal Year 2018/19 will reflect regular/negative pay for the months of July 2018 through June 2019; positive pay salary expenditures (e.g. student salary and overtime) will represent the months of June 2018 through May 2019. Positive pay for Fiscal Year 2019/20 will reflect expenditures for the twelve month period of June 2019 through May 2020.
Please refer to Labor Cost Distribution for information regarding the LCD process and Temporary Appointment Funding Changes for instructions on completing the Employee Profile form. If you have any questions about LCD processing, please contact Finance Support at email@example.com or 4-1558.