As we kick off the semester, please remember the processes we have put in place to keep campus safe.
As communicated in December Business Matters, enhancements to the Oracle E-Business Suite User Access dashboards are underway. As of January 26, 2021, enhancements to this dashboard have been implemented that will allow authorized users to look up employees’ EBIZ and OBI HR/finance access in a single dashboard. This dashboard previously contained EBIZ access detail only. Due to the expansion of this dashboard to include OBI access, the dashboard will be renamed to Finance & HR Systems Access. Additional information about the enhanced dashboard has been published in an updated quick reference guide on the OBI training page.
Ohio University students returning to the Athens or regional campuses for spring semester can pick up a personal protective equipment (PPE) bag. Each bag includes hand sanitizer, two branded masks and a digital thermometer and is available for each student. A student ID is required to pick up the bag. Departments can direct students to pick up their PPE bags per this article,
For additional updates on returning to Ohio University’s campuses, visit www.ohio.edu/coronavirus.
In the July 2020 Business Matters, it was communicated that in state travel is allowable but all other travel must be approved using the exception process outlined in the article. As of January 2021, that process remains in place as a result of COVID-19.
If you had an airline ticket that was cancelled as a result of COVID-19, and you have an outstanding credit, you can see that information in Concur. These funds can be used once travel resumes. To view any credits for airline tickets, please refer to the Business Matters article from October, 2020 to view this information in Concur.
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In early 2021, Brown Enterprise Solutions (BES) will replace Office Depot as the preferred supplier of office supplies at Ohio University. The Inter-University Council of Ohio (IUC) voted to adopt BES as the preferred supplier in the fall and OHIO will take part in the contract, making this catalog available in early 2021. When this new catalog is enabled, BES will be the only office supply provider in BobcatBUY all other catalogs will be closed/disabled.
As we begin the new calendar year, we wanted to communicate again, the process that must be followed before purchasing software. Most software vendors require the customer accept certain terms and conditions in order to use the software. As a public institution in the State of Ohio, Ohio University is required to abide by certain terms and conditions in accordance with Ohio law. As a result, before any purchase of software is made, the purchaser must first seek approval of the software from the Office of Information Technology (OIT) as well as receive approval for the terms and conditions of the software by Purchasing Contracts.
As communicated in the November Business Matters publication, enhancements to the PO Summary and Payments dashboards have been underway. Those enhancements were deployed on December 8, 2020. Changes include improved drilldown features that match the style of the drilldowns used in our other finance dashboards, additional columns, and additional prompt options such as org parent level/description, invoice type, invoice source, A&E exception reasons, and commodity codes.
The SAP Concur mobile app is a simple, secure tool that lets you manage your expenses and travel right from your smartphone. By using this app, you can book and manage itineraries, capture and track mileage, record receipts, and create, submit, and approve expense reports. The app is available for download in your phone’s app store. To learn more about the mobile app and training on how to use it, log into Concur and select the Help drop-down at the top right of the screen. Select Training from the dropdown menu. Scroll down the page until you see your phone type and click the link to launch the training.