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Business Matters

June 25, 2020
Prepaid Invoices Year-End Information

A prepaid is an amount paid by the University for a future expense that has been paid in advance.  In other words, prepaid expenses are costs that have been paid in one fiscal year (ex., FY19) but the goods or services will not be used up or delivered until the following fiscal year (ex., FY20). 

May 29, 2020
End Dating of Function 42 - Deans & Provost as of 6/30/2020

The proposal to eliminate function 42-Deans and Provost was discussed at the RC-Strategy Group & the Accounting & Reporting Partner Group.  It was agreed that activity currently going through function 42 should be transitioned to function 40-Academic Support, starting now, so that function 42 can be end dated on 6/30/20.  It is not necessary to make any corrections to FY20 activity, but starting in FY21 you will no longer be able to charge to function 42.

May 13, 2020
June Business Forum Cancelled

The upcoming June Business Forum (June 2 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.) has been cancelled. The next Business Forum meeting will be on August 18, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  via Microsoft Teams.  Please visit the Business Forum website for more information about previous and upcoming meetings.   

Questions?  Contact us at finadmin@ohio.edu

April 7, 2020
Thermo Fisher Scientific (Formerly Life Technologies) to Launch Punch-out Catalog in BobcatBUY

Effective April 8, 2020, Thermo Fisher Scientific (formerly Life Technologies) will be available in BobcatBUY as an additional preferred supplier of scientific supplies and equipment. The punch-out catalog in BobcatBUY will offer a variety of supplies plus search capabilities and shopping features. Campus customers will receive overnight shipping on all in-stock items placed prior to 3:00 pm, with a flat shipping cost of $29.95.

April 3, 2020
BobcatBUY User Interface Home Screen Upgrade

As of April 6, 2020, the BobcatBUY home screen will have an updated look and feel, providing a more usable and cleaner workspace while providing more intuitive navigation.  There are very few changes to functionality, however a Quick Reference Guide is available to walk you through each change.

April 3, 2020
Sherwin WIlliams to Launch Punch-out Catalog in BobcatBUY

Effective April 6, 2020, Sherwin Williams will be available in BobcatBUY as an additional preferred supplier for interior and exterior paints, coatings in a variety of colors and all related supplies (see list below). The punch-out catalog in BobcatBUY will help identify this wide variety of goods and materials accessible through intuitive search capabilities and shopping features. Campus customers will receive orders free of shipping charges by either local store delivery or by parcel delivery from common carriers (i.e. UPS or FedEx).

March 31, 2020
Shred-It Pickup during COVID-19

Shred-It will continue to pickup confidential shredding during the COVID-19 period but by appointment only. Normally, Shred-It has scheduled pickup days with most departments. However, due to a large number of offices and buildings being closed or having limited access during this time, Shred-It was often unable to to pickup the bins. Scheduled pickups have been placed on hold until the end of May, at which point we will re-evaluate the situation. Once the University is back to normal operations, Shred-It pick-ups will resume as previously scheduled. Departments will only be billed for pickups as they occur.  

March 23, 2020
Changes to JET and the JET Template

Multiple changes are being implemented for the JET application and the JET template.  These will be implemented Monday evening and will go into effect beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020. 

Everyone will need to download and use the new template starting on Tuesday morning. They will also need to be aware of and implement, if necessary, the changes listed below:

October 10, 2019
Southwest Airlines - Ohio University Preferred Airline Announces Discount Fares

We are excited to announce that SOUTHWEST AIRLINES is the newest addition to our Travel Program! The University has entered into a discount agreement with Southwest Airlines that provides a 3% or better discount rate for flights originating from one of the following Ohio airports and is based on the type of fare you purchase: