ConnectCarolina Newsletter  |  April 15, 2015

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ConnectCarolina Outage: Sat., April 18, 8am to 8pm

ConnectCarolina will be unavailable on Sat., April 18, from 8am to 8pm for maintenance.  After the outage, pages within the ConnectCarolina application will have a new domain - the web address where information is stored and accessed - to enhance security.  Most people should not experience any impact with this change; for more information, see the System Help page for instructions.

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User Group Meeting Friday, 4/17

Mark your calendar for the User Group meeting this Friday; topic is Preparing for Year-End.  You can attend in person or view via webcast. Details here.

April 17: Preparing for Year-End

April 22: Student Employment

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New Reporting Features Now Available

The latest version of InfoPorte was released on Apr. 6. Read about what's changed in the release notes or by viewing the release webinar.  More InfoPorte news is available on the Reporting page.

Salary Projections Report

Because labor encumbrances have been removed from ConnectCarolina, you can use the salary projections report in InfoPorte to anticipate labor expenses through the end of the fiscal year.  Read the memo for more on this.

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2015 Fiscal Year-End

To help you prepare for the first fiscal year-end in ConnectCarolina, we are offering classes, webinars, handouts and more.

Sign up for a new class titled Preparing for Year-End Close: Reviewing Open Transactions which is focused on queries in ConnectCarolina to identify "in-flight" transactions.  Check the calendar for dates and details.

Access all available resources at the 2015 Fiscal Year-End page.

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Receiving by Purchase Order

A new process for receiving by purchase order or vendor ID is now available for campus users. For instructions see the Creating a Receipt by Purchase Order quick reference.

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Retroactive Funding Transfer Application

More than 5,000 retroactive salary source changes have been made since the Retroactive Funding Transfer Application went live. Learn more about how to make retroactive salary source changes on payrolls paid since the October 2014 go-live.

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Recently Recorded Webinars

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Preparing for Year-End Close

This webinar discusses what is needed to close year-end in a timely and accurate manner, emphasizing how to identify open transactions and either delete or process them. View on YouTube.

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Updated Cash Advance Procedure

Learn the updated procedure for settling cash advances using campus journal instead of a campus voucher. View on YouTube.

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Student Actions Webinar

Learn more about Student Actions from this presentation to the HR/Payroll User Group on March 6.  View on YouTube.

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Reconciling in InfoPorte

Learn how and when to reconcile transactions in the latest version of InfoPorte. View on YouTube.

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7 Key Financial Concepts

An ongoing series that provides an overview of key financial concepts for Finance users at every level. View the first video in the series or check out the related handouts.

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More Answers in Training Resources

Need a reminder of something you learned in training? Wondering if there is a tip or trick on a certain procedure? Check out the Training Resources page where you will find help documents, recorded webinars, quick reference cards and more. Bookmark the page and refer back to it often!

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User Forum

Ask questions and share tips about functions and business processes in ConnectCarolina and InfoPorte.

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Need Access?

The way to request access to ConnectCarolina and InfoPorte has changed. Find out what to do if you need access to these systems.

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