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Bulletin No. 890

Monday 22nd November


R12.2 System Upgrade

The System upgrade to R12.2 was sucsesful, unfortunatly some users are experiancing connectivity issues which our collegues in UIS are investigating.

Further updates of the upgrade and connectivity issues will be issued shortly.

Issued by Paul Humphreys – Functional Analyst



Key Contacts: UFS Responsibility by Department Audit November 2021

The CUFS responsibility Audit will start on Monday 29th November with a dead line of Friday 17th December.

In readiness for the audit, it is advisable to review departmental access for your department before the Audit Reports are issued.

Key Contacts can request a user access report here

Issued by Lesley Dent - System Administrator


Use of VISA credit cards with Amazon

Thank you to our Departmental colleagues for forwarding the recent email from Amazon to us. 

We are now aware of Amazon’s intention to no longer accept Visa credit cards from 19th January 2022 .

We are in discussions with Barclaycard to agree the best solution for the University.

If you have any further queries please contact us.

Issued by Susanna Wilson - Supervisor Financial Accounting Section


R12.2 Guidance & FAQs

Reminder: The training material for all CUFS modules has been updated. All the updated guidance materials are available here – refer to the menu on the left for individual modules. One of the new features is a simplified view of the home screen. A summary of the iProc changes is also available for quick reference.
iProcurement online training
The course has been updated and is live. Existing bookings have been moved onto the new courses and learners contacted directly. Key contacts should continue to book staff in the normal way by completing the UFS/Cognos User Access Requests form, and checking New user – iProcurement training.

Forthcoming course (via Teams)

Cognos Introduction, Wed 1 and Thu 2 December
This course is the basis for GL and Grants reporting and introduces the functionality of Cognos 11. It is a practical course, with demonstrations of tips and shortcuts. You will need to ensure you have Cognos access setup before the course. This is obtained via your Key Contact. NB. The objective is to facilitate using Cognos. Report outputs are covered in detail in the GL or Grants reporting courses.
GL2: Reporting in the General Ledger, Tue 7 and Wed 8 December
Generate and discuss the standard reports in both Cognos (Session 1) and CUFS (Session 2) that are most commonly used for monitoring department finances. Common issues and watch points are covered as well. You need to have completed the Intro to Cognos course (and therefore have Cognos access), as well as GL1. If you missed either of the required pre courses, the links to the self-study courses are given below:
Intro to Cognos course (allow at least 48 hours to get your Cognos access)
GL1: Chart of Accounts (you only need this part of GL1)
The first course in 2022 is Getting Started in the General Ledger. Please view the course timetable for this and other courses on offer in January.
Issued by Christine Rogerson - Finance Training


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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.