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Business Matters

July 2, 2021
Year End Reminder-OBI Dashboard balances
When viewing FY22 results for designated, student organization, and gift sources, the FY21 activity will not be rolled forward until mid-August when June is closed.  On the Revenue/Expense view, the Beg Balance column will show the FY21 beginning balance (it will not include FY21 activity).  On the Traditional view, the YTD Actual...
July 2, 2021
Increase in Enterprise Vehicle Rental Daily Fees
Even though travel is still restricted, we wanted to let you know that Enterprise has increased daily rates for vehicle rentals.  Vehicles of each class will see a $0.50 per day rate increase in the next two years of the University contract beginning November 1, 2021 (and again in November 2022).  Please note Hertz prices remain the same ...
July 2, 2021
BobcatBUY User Interface Enhancements
A user interface (UI) change will be introduced to BobcatBUY (BCB) July 25, 2021.  This enhancement will provide users with a modernized UI that includes streamlined design for site navigation and new icons that deliver a more efficient and consistent user experience.  The FAST team is currently reviewing and documenting the expected...
July 2, 2021
Oracle E-Business Suite/My Personal Information Upgrade
A mandatory upgrade to the Oracle E-Business Suite (EBIZ), including My Personal Information (MPI), was completed the weekend of June 4th.  Now that this upgrade is complete, you will see some look and feel changes as well as minor functionality changes.  Some of those changes are purely cosmetic, like wrapping the screen in OHIO green, w...
July 2, 2021
Online Payment Option for PCard Refunds
Finance continues to adapt and move processes online to accommodate flex workplace. As a result, Finance now offers an online payment option for purchasing card refunds which is the preferred method of payment going forward. Payment can be made by electronic check or credit card. When making the online payment, you will be prompted to provide the s...
July 2, 2021
Petty Cash Fund and Change Fund Reconciliations
As of June 30, Finance must have the correct balance of departments’ petty cash or change funds. Finance needs this information to finalize FY21 for financial statement purposes. In mid-June, Annette Niese will send an email to all custodians who maintain a petty cash or change fund.  Information, instructions, and the reconciliation form w...
July 2, 2021
JET: Multiple Periods will be Open
As you are working to complete your year-end closing tasks, please be aware of the following: As we get closer to the end of June and throughout July, multiple periods will be open: June 2021-21 & July 2021-22 will both be open periods in JET.  Please be very careful when staging journal entries to choose the correct GL Period. For P...
July 2, 2021
Fiscal Year End Reminders
We’re entering into an exciting season…Fiscal Year End.  It’s a time when we successfully wrap-up the activities of FY21 and get things started for FY22.  As always, it’s very important that we finish FY21 strong, accurately, and in a timely fashion.  Leading up to year end, we have shared information about FYE in prior Business Matt...
July 2, 2021
New Manager of Purchasing
Please join us in welcoming Erin Robb as our Manager of Purchasing. Erin has worked at Ohio University as the Auxiliaries Procurement and Contract Manager for over eight years and also has prior experience as a Purchasing Agent at the University of Colorado. Erin will begin work in this position on July 6. ...
June 4, 2021
Oracle E-Business Suite/My Personal Information Upgrade
A mandatory upgrade to the Oracle E-Business Suite (EBIZ), including My Personal Information (MPI), will be performed this weekend.  The upgrade will begin at 6:00 PM on Friday, June 4th and is expected to be completed by 11:59 PM on Sunday, June 6th.  EBIZ and MPI are expected to be unavailable during this entire window. When this upg...