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The UFS (or CUFS) is Cambridge University Finance System.

Information on how to install, run and access the system, links to Financial Procedures and training courses are available on these pages.


Latest bulletinWeekly Bulletin 780 for Monday 22nd July

Look out for the top tips on the sidebar. 

The latest supported version of Java is 1.8.0_211 as from 17th June 2019.  Please make sure you are up to date and speak to your computer officer

UFS is available


Receiving an error message when trying to login to UFS? Find help here.


UFS Play was last refreshed on 3rd May 2019. Next refresh: 2nd August 2019.
PLEASE NOTE: Training accounts allocated before a refresh date become inactive and any progress is deleted. If you had an account for UFS training and did not complete it, contact Finance Training as we will need to reactivate your account.

Forgotten your Play passphrase? Email us.
(The forgotten passphrase function is not active for UFS Play.)


Receiving an error message when trying to login to UFS? Find help here.

CUFS Datamart: Current status

Datamart nameStatusLast successful build time
AP Invoice PaymentsDATAMART OK23-JUL-19 01:42:55
AP InvoicesDATAMART OK23-JUL-19 02:17:43
Fee BillingDATAMART OK22-JUL-19 19:18:40
General LedgerDATAMART OK23-JUL-19 01:08:37
Grants DatamartDATAMART OK23-JUL-19 04:03:38
Sales TransactionsDATAMART OK23-JUL-19 02:08:13
X5DATAMART OK23-JUL-19 04:19:07


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Vulnerable Periods

Some systems may not be available between 6.00am to 9.00am Tuesdays and Thursdays, these periods may be used for system maintenance. Users will be notified of any planned use of vulnerable periods here and in the latest bulletin.

Top Tips

Please ensure your details are correct in Lookup - as these are used for email notifications and maintaining system details.  Click on the link and then select 'Your page' on the top right.

For further Hints and Tips - click here