ConnectCarolina Newsletter  |  May 13, 2015

Top News in Brief

ConnectCarolina outage on May 18

InfoPorte 6.5 Release and Webinar May 19

Fiscal Year 2016 open for HR actions

 User Group Meeting Friday, May 15; topic: Year End Actions

Scroll down for more details!

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ConnectCarolina Outage May 18

ConnectCarolina Student Administration and the ePAR hire form will be unavailable on May 18 from 5 pm until approximately 12 midnight for the Summer I Census activities. Check the System Status page for more information.

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New Version of InfoPorte Coming Soon; Webinar May 19

InfoPorte 6.5 is coming soon!  Mark your calendar for a webinar on Tuesday, May 19, that will cover changes in the latest InfoPorte release.  Get more information and the webinar link on the Reporting page.

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Fiscal Year 2016 Open for HR Action Processing

Fiscal Year 2016 budget information has now been established in the ConnectCarolina HR/Payroll system.  HR/Payroll users may proceed with entering HR actions that include compensation and/or funding and are effective 7/1/15 or later.  Read the full memo.

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User Group Meetings

Mark your calendar for upcoming User Group meetings!  You can attend in person or view via webcast. Details here.

May 15: Year End Actions for Finance Users

May 27: Affiliates

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2015 Fiscal Year-End

It is time to get ready for fiscal year-end!  There are classes, webinars, handouts and more to help you prepare.  Access all available resources on the 2015 Fiscal Year-End page.

Watch the webinar on 5 key steps to prepare for fiscal year-end

Check the calendar to sign up for the class Preparing for Year-End Close: Reviewing Open Transactions, which is focused on queries in ConnectCarolina to identify "in-flight" transactions.

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PeopleSoft Queries

PeopleSoft Query Viewer is a tool that lets you run pre-built reports on the information in ConnectCarolina.  PeopleSoft queries are especially important this time of year to search for and review finance transactions in preparation for year-end.  Click to learn more about PeopleSoft queries.

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Research Administration Updates Poster for Labs

A new poster for labs and departments with research grants explains 3 important changes to help grant administrators.  Email Debra Beller to request copies for your area.

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Known Issues and Recent Fixes

Notice that something isn't working?  Wondering if a fix has been made?  Find information about what we are working on at a single page on the CCinfo website.  Check out the Issues and Fixes page.

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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.

There is also a 17-minute computer-based training on this topic.

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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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