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Weekly Bulletin No. 789

Week Commencing Monday 23rd September

COGNOS reports
Financial Users Group
2019 Year-end checklist
CUFS Downtime
UFS Manual


System Availability - Tuesday 24th September

The CUFS system will be unavailable during the vulnerable period of 6am to 9am on Tuesday 24th September. This time will be used for system maintenance.

Issued by Michelle Bond - Lead Functional Analyst


COGNOS Availability - Wednesday 25th September

COGNOS will be unavailable on Wednesday 25th September until approx. 14:00.  This time wil be used to switch hardware.

Issued by Paul Humphreys - Functional Analyst


Marketplace Unavailable

Please be advised of an upcoming period of maintenance scheduled to take place on the Marketplace on Thursday 26th September 2019 from 18:30 to 20:30

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Issued by Heather Twinn - eProcurement Administrator


Cognos Reports

The Cognos report GL: Financial Summary, which can be found in your Departmental (Shared) Reports folder, has been updated:

  • The Hide Memorandum Fields layout option will no longer hide the Revaluations in Year field.

The Cognos report GL: Journal Transactions, which can be found in your Departmental (Shared) Reports folder, has been updated:

  • A new Batch or Journal name option will allow you to only show journals where the Batch or Journal name contain the entered text (not case sensitive), helping to search for a specific journal.

Issued by Paul Humphreys - Functional Analyst


Financial Users Group - Wednesday 25th September 9.30am

The next meeting of the Financial Users Group will be held in the Sainsbury Laboratory Lecture Theatre on Wednesday 25th September 9.30am to 11am.  The agenda for the meeting can be found here. This will be an interactive meeting with the focus on Expense Management; please bring your mobile phone. Please take a few minutes to think about your process in advance of this meeting.

Issued by Michelle Bond - Lead Functional Analyst


2019 Year-end checklist - final deadline

Fri 27 Sep - With reference to bulletin 787, year-end certificates must be submitted electronically using a web based form:

Issued by Christine Rogerson - Finance Training


CUFS Downtime from 5pm Friday 27th September to Monday 30th September 2019

As announced previously at the Financial User Group meetings a project is nearing completion to implement the latest critical and security patches.  The project will complete with CUFS downtime and the system will be unavailable from 5pm Friday 27th September to Monday 30th September 2019. Access will be restored on the morning of Monday 30th September.

Further communications will be issued later in the week.

Should you have any queries about this project please contact

Issued by Michelle Bond – Lead Functional Analyst


Getting Started in UFS Manual

This manual for new UFS users (or those needing a refresher) has been updated and renamed.  It replaces the introduction to UFS manual.  The material covers a number of general points that are applicable across many UFS modules, such as Personal Profiles, Jargon Busting, Using the Navigator. It can be found at

Issued by Christine Rogerson - Finance Training



Training courses

The upcoming courses have places available:

For details of further training courses, please see the Training timetable.

Issued by Christine Rogerson - Finance Training


Monthly Accounting Timetable

To view the status of the monthly process including the month end close dates please use the following link: Accounting Timetable


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Vulnerable Periods

Some systems may be unavailable between 6.00am to 9.00am Tuesdays and Thursdays. Users will be notified of planned vulnerable periods here and in the latest bulletin.