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  • September 11, 2020
    System Access: Oracle E-Business Suite

    CFAOs are responsible for approving and monitoring access to Oracle EBIZ responsibilities for users assigned to their planning unit.  In order to make that process easier and more convenient, a new dashboard has been created to assist in this process. The following user roles are to be monitored and adjusted, in accordance with planning unit business needs and personnel changes, by the CFAOs:

  • August 31, 2020
    OBI Dashboard Updates

    The following OBI Dashboard changes were deployed on the evening of July 21.   

  • July 9, 2020
    Changes to the JET Upload Process
    In the past, when entering a JET entry, the Preparer field was not to be changed.  As the JET process continues to evolve, Finance has implemented a change which allows us to import both the logged in user’s Ohio ID (JET Processor) and the JET Preparer fields into E-biz. This enables us to track both the Processor and Preparer of each Journal ...
  • 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.

  • 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
    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.