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  • September 1, 2021
    Concur Enhancement – Edit Multiple Expenses
    On August 27, 2021, Concur added a feature that allows users to edit multiple expense line items on an expense report.  For those users who accessed the Concur system prior to 2019, you may recall this feature was available in the previous user interface and Concur’s removal of this feature was a big pain point.  We are happy to report th...
  • May 21, 2021
    Concur Security Updates
    As announced in December, the Concur Mobile App now offers Single Sign On (SSO); therefore, OHIO will be implementing a new sign-on method effective May 24, 2021, after 6 pm.  This SSO enhancement will deliver an improved user experience and a more secure connection.  After 6 pm on May 24, users of the mobile app will no longer use a PIN ...
  • March 30, 2021
    BES Core and Non-Core Item Savings
    As the University prepares to launch the Brown Enterprise Solutions punchout catalog in BobcatBuy we would like to share with you some of the cost savings you should expect to see when you start shopping.  Core Item Pricing You will find throughout the catalog, that there are items identified as “preferred”. These are items that ...
  • March 30, 2021
    Brown Enterprise Solutions Selected as Sole Office Supply Provider
    Beginning on March 31, 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 on March 31, 2021. &...
  • February 2, 2021
    January OBI Dashboard Enhancements

    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

  • February 2, 2021
    Brown Enterprise Solutions to Replace Office Depot as Preferred Supplier

    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.

  • December 10, 2020
    OBI Dashboard Enhancements

    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.

  • December 10, 2020
    Concur Mobile Authentication Update Coming December 2020

    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.

  • December 10, 2020
    Journal Entry Tool (JET)

    As a reminder, the JET webpage is a great resource for all things JET, including guidelines for selecting journal categories and writing journal short descriptions, journal header long descriptions and line descriptions. The JET webpage is located on the Finance website (Finance website -> General Accounting (in the left navigation pane) -> Journal Entry Tool (JET) ) , as well as the JET User Guide and the JET Quick Reference Guides on the Finance Training page.

    Questions?  Contact Kris Sano at sanok@ohio.edu

  • December 10, 2020
    BobcatBUY Document Search Experience Upgrade

    BobcatBUY has upgraded its document (requisitions, Purchase Orders, and invoices) search feature to be more user friendly and “elastic”, meaning a faster search experience with more options to search and export.  This update was made on Monday, November 9, in BobcatBUY as part of the 20.3 release upgrade.