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Enhancements to the AP Adjustment Form

On October 27th, a number of enhancements will be released to the AP Adjustment Form that are based on user feedback and designed to improve processing. Work instructions reflecting these changes will be available on Eureka at Financials -> Fixed Assets -> AP Adjustment Form after the release.  Click on the link above for more information.


New Able Website Launching on October 20th

ABLE's new website will launch on Monday, October 20. Read the Special Edition article for more information. 


Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) is a new reporting platform currently under development by the University.  The OBI dashboards will replace the current CREW reporting system, and will be phased in gradually throughout Calendar Year 2014.  The OBI dashboards will provide more robust reporting, with many updated features.  Training materials will be available through the OBI Wiki page found at:

OBI Tools Training: https://wiki.harvard.edu/confluence/display/OBIEEProject/OBI+Tool+Training

For questions related to the OBI rollout, please contact Cheryl O'Toole at 617-998-6887 or cheryl_otoole@hms.harvard.edu


Verifying ADI Journal Worksheet Uploads in Oracle

Some users are still having issues when uploading their ADI spreadsheets to the Oracle GL. These issues may occur when ADI journals having more lines than the original spreadsheet are imported to the GL. FSS is currently working with the Oracle Vendor to potentially add software patches to address these issues. As a best practice, we strongly recommend that users always log into Oracle GL and check that their entries match the desired line counts and debit/credits after each ADI submission. Taking this precaution can save time in the future. Please review the updated work instruction, Verify an ADI Journal Worksheet, on eureka.harvard.edu. Additionally, FSS recommends that you use new spreadsheets from Oracle to upload; do not use older spreadsheets that have been used for long periods of time.