Comprehensive Access to Financials for the Enterprise
New Training Curriculum Page!
December 9, 2013
The new Training Curriculum page replaces Training Materials as your go-to source for training guides, job aids, online classes, and course registration links.
New Training Curriculum Page Coming Soon!
December 5, 2013
Just in time for the NUFinancials upgrade, a new Training Curriculum page will replace the Training Materials page. Watch for announcements the week of December 9.
NUFinancials Upgrade Webinars Begin Dec. 3
December 2, 2013
Attend one of our webinars focusing on specific features changing with the NUFinancials upgrade this month.
NUFin Upgrade Info Exchanges Nov. 19 & 20
November 6, 2013
Join us and our colleagues in Financial Operations, Accounts Payable, Accounting Services, and Purchasing for upgrade-related Info Exchanges on each campus, Nov. 19 and 20.
Upgrade and Info Exchange Details
iBuyNU Upgrade is Now Live!
November 4, 2013
iBuyNU has a new look, new functionality, and new training options. Check out our webinars this week.
iBuyNU Upgrade Coming in November!
September 16, 2013
In early November, you'll see some changes in iBuyNU, both in look-and-feel and in new functionality.
Changes to GL008 - Revenue & Expense Activity Report
August 27, 2013
We've completed several requested updates to the Cognos BI GL008 report. Look for updates to be in place for the beginning of FY14 on Sept. 1!
Get Ready for Fiscal Year End
August 1, 2013
We have revised and expanded our annual list of FYE reminders to include training info and job aids. Check it out:
About FY13 Year End Close
New iBuyNU Vendors Coming Soon!
June 28, 2013
New maintenance vendors will replace old suppliers:
- Grainger - Tools and Hardware - will replace MSC and Kimball
- Johnson Plumbing Supplies - Plumbing Supplies - will replace Columbia Pipe
- Steiner - Electrical Supplies - will replace Graybar
Watch for more information in August.
NUFinancials Upgrade Timeline
May 22, 2013
We have adjusted the timeline for the 2013 NUFinancials upgrade.
InfoEd Project Summary Tab Changes
April 25, 2013
As of May 10, 2013, there will be important changes to the way project summaries are entered in InfoEd Proposal Development.
Expenses Upgrade Changes
March 31, 2013
The NUFinancials upgrade will include exciting changes for Expense Reports, including electronic attachments.
Halfway to FY2014!
February 25, 2013
As of March 1st we'll have six months to go in this fiscal year. Now would be a great time to make sure all your...
The more you do now the less you'll have to do at Fiscal Year End!
Check out FMS723 Reconciling Budgets or an Open Lab session for help.
New Open Travel Authorization Report
February 7, 2013
The new SC030 - Open Travel Authorization Report shows all approved Travel Authorizations that have not been used to create an expense report, listed in Travel Authorization ID order.
Use it to determine whether a Travel Authorization has been used, and consult the SC016 - Open Encumbrance Report to look for other encumbrances that may still exist.
New Online Training Options Available Now!
January 31, 2013
Now you can take on-demand training on your own schedule, without having to wait for the next classroom session!
ChartField 1 on Cash Receipt Tickets
January 23, 2013
Do you use ChartField1 values when processing transactions? Now you can use ChartField1 values when recording deposits on Cash Receipt Tickets (CRT). Not using ChartField1? Have no fear, ChartField1 is optional and can left blank if your school/department does not use it.
New Training Pages are Live!
January 23, 2013
We've created two new pages on our Training site to help new and experienced users figure out which classes to take, and in what order. You'll also get help with our security access forms.
About Project Café
Northwestern has completed a major initiative to replace its financial management system (CUFS) with a more robust, easier to use system to support the University for many years.
This initiative, Project Café, has affected the way Northwestern conducts its business in areas such as grants management, expenditure tracking, budget analysis, and purchasing.
The project went live in December 2008. It included NUFinancials (PeopleSoft Financials), Cognos Reporting, iBuyNU (online shopping tool), FAMIS (facilities management system) and a redesigned chart of accounts. A portion of the grants pre-award system (InfoEd Proposal Tracking) launched in July 2007, with an additional module (InfoEd Proposal Development) implemented in Fiscal Year '11.