CFS: A New Look and Feel Coming April 27, 2020

On April 27, the Chancellor’s Office will roll out the Fluid Interface 2.0 for CFS, enhancing the experience introduced in 2018.

Fluid was designed to adapt easily to various devices, including mobile phones and tablets. In 2018, Phase I of the fluid interface was released, introducing us to new tools such as NavBar and “tiles” as a way to navigate to a module in CFS while maintaining familiar navigation such as the Classic menu and breadcrumbs.

What’s New?

  • The CFS 9.2 landing page will now display navigation collection tiles for frequently used modules., including a CFS End User tile which brings you to commonly used pages such as ProCard adjustment, inquiry and various PO reports.
  • Direct links tiles to Finance Data Warehouse and CFS Documentation.
  • Four new customizable homepages to allow users to personalize their experience.

Is There Anything Going Away?

Yes. Fluid Phase II says goodbye to the classic home page, breadcrumbs and deep link navigation.

Do I Need to Do Anything?

Most, if not all, of the pages you visit in CFS will be included in the CFS End User tile. Any custom links on the existing CFS 9.2 homepage should be moved to one of the new custom homepages. Custom links not moved by April 24, 2020 will migrate to the new 9.2 homepage, but the display will not be consistent.

The FinanceConnect team has evaluated who currently has custom links and has scheduled sessions to walk you through the cleanup process. Calendar invitations will be sent out to those who may need to move custom links. It won’t take more than 10 minutes of your time.

We’ve put together a quick reference guide providing a comparison of the old and new look and feel along with instructions on personalizing CFS home pages. The Chancellor’s Office also has a short video with great information.

Please contact FinanceConnect if you have any questions.

CFS Temporarily Unavailable on Dec. 17, 2014

Starting at noon, Wednesday, December 17, until 8:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, December 18, CFS will be unavailable due to maintenance to be performed by CMS Technical Services (Chancellor’s Office).
All of our other systems will be available during this time, including FTS and the Data Warehouse. However, the regularly scheduled nightly processes to distribute FTS transactions will be suspended that night, causing a one-day delay processing time. We have not been informed that the Data Warehouse will not be refreshed during this down-time, so please be aware that this is a possibility.
Please contact FinanceConnect at financeconnect@sjsu.edu or  4-1558 if you have any questions.