Ohio University


  • October 10, 2019
    Reminders about Oracle eBiz Approval Notifications
    In Oracle eBiz, we use workflow approvals to process both Absence Management and ICD (Individual Compensation Distribution) transactions.  If you currently approve these types of transactions, you may want or need to make arrangements to handle your notifications while you are away from the office.  You can setup Vacation Rules to ...
  • September 24, 2019
    OBI Dashboard Updates

    OBI Dashboard changes were deployed on the evening of September 17.  These changes deliver some new functionality that further enhance our existing dashboards and include drilldowns to supporting detail in other modules. 

  • September 24, 2019
    Concur Default Cost Centers

    On September 18th, a new OBI dashboard was deployed to provide planning units with access to the Concur default cost center information that they’ve established for their employees.  Concur is a third party software product, and every night we feed HR updates from eBiz to Concur via an integration.  If there is an error in the employee’s data being transmitted, Concur will not update anything about the employee.

  • July 11, 2019
    OBI General Ledger Balances for FY20

    During the months of July & August some of your accounts might reflect an incorrect balance.  If you had a Beginning Balance loaded into your account for FY19, that FY19 Beginning Balance is currently loaded in your account in FY20.  This is not the FY20 Beginning Fund Balance. This fund balance will not be changed to reflect correct FY20 Beginning Fund Balances until the rollforward of balances from FY19 to FY20 happens after we close June on August 9.  One of the main areas that you will notice this incorrect balance on is within Foundation accounts that had Beginning Fund Balances in FY19.  If you have questions on Foundation accounts please contact Candice Casto, castoc@ohio.edu,  for other accounts please contact Kris Sano, sanok@ohio.edu.


  • May 1, 2019
    Access requests for financial systems

    Beginning on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, access requests for all finance-related systems should go to the IT Service Desk instead of Finance Customer Care. This change only applies to access/provisioning requests, and turnaround times will not change. Finance Customer Care will continue to handle all other Finance-related inquiries.

  • March 21, 2019
    Support resources and payment options for the University's new travel provider

    The University’s upcoming travel program will launch on April 1, 2019 and will include a partnership with Christopherson Business Travel (CBT), an updated travel policy and procedures, improved booking experience in Concur and will be supported by a University travel manager. On April 1, University travel (including hotels, airfare and rental cars) should be booked through Concur or by calling a CBT agent directly. To assist with this change, there are a number of support resources available.

  • February 11, 2019
    Unable to view Delete and Append button in Concur Expense

    On Tuesday, February 5, the Concur Expense user interface was upgraded to a new version. Finance has received several calls since the upgrade from users that could not view the Delete/Detach and Append buttons. In some cases, simply reducing the zoom to 100% will allow the buttons to be viewed properly. In other cases, it is a browser-related issue so please ensure you are using a supported browser for Concur.

  • February 11, 2019
    Adding and deleting receipts in Concur Expense

    On Tuesday, February 5, the Concur Expense user interface was upgraded to a new version. Since then, Finance Customer Care has received several phone calls with questions regarding adding and deleting receipts. As a result, the Concur Expense Upgrade Quick Reference guide has been modified to provide additional details to assist users in adding and deleting receipts. Refer to the “Create an Expense” section beginning on page six.

  • February 6, 2019
    Concur upgrade complete

    As announced via email, Business Matters, and the Business Forum, a Concur Expense user interface was scheduled to be upgraded Tuesday, February 5. The upgrade has been completed as planned. Users will observe visual changes with no major changes to system functionality.