CFS 9.2 MP 5 Upgrade Completed

The CFS 9.2 MP 5 upgrade is completed and the system, along with FTS and CFS Data Warehouse, are available again to users.  Campus users should clear their browser cache before logging into production. Refer to our blog announcement for the enhancements made to CFS 9.2.
If you have any questions, please contact Finance Support at or 4-1558.

CFS 9.2 MP 5 Upgrade

The CSU is upgrading the current Common Financial System (CFS) 9.2 with Maintenance Pack 5.0. This is a systemwide implementation which will allow us to continue operating within an Oracle-supported CFS environment. The upgrade is scheduled to go-live the morning of Monday, November 21, 2022.

In order to accommodate the upgrade, CFS will be unavailable to all campuses starting from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18 until 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 21.

How will the CFS shutdown affect campus users?

  • Financial Transaction Services (FTS) will be available for users to view, create, submit, and approve Requisitions, Vouchers, Transfers and HR Expense Adjustments. However, FTS transactions will be on hold from distribution until CFS is available again.
  • Change Orders, ProCard/GoCard Statement Submission and e-Invoice Submission in FTS will not be available.
  • CFS Data Warehouse will not be available from November 18 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. on November 21.

Do I need to do anything?

No action is needed. User’s access to the modules in CFS will remain unchanged and homepage collections/favorites will migrate to CFS MP 5.0.

What’s new in the CFS upgrade?

The enhancements made to CFS are as follows (click on image to enlarge).

A. Dashboard Menu

CFS Dashboard Menu







B. Breadcrumbs

CFS Breadcrumbs






C. Recent Places and My Favorites

CFS Recent Places and My Favorites







D.  NavBar Menu of Modules

CFS NavBar Menu of Modules






E. NavBar Menu of Modules Sub-Menu

CFS Module Sub-Menu
















October Accounting Period Close

For employees who track or manage department budgets, please note that the month of October 2022 is now closed in CFS.

This means the General Ledger (GL) system will not accept any more entries with a October journal date. October transactions can still be entered into the GL system, but the journal date must be 11/1/22 or later. The current period open is November 2022.