ConnectCarolina Newsletter  |  May 27, 2015

Top News in Brief

Watch the May Campus Update Video

Outage on Saturday, May 30

ConnectCarolina User Survey

Important Reports Update

Fiscal Year-End Resources

Scroll down for more details!

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May 2015 Update Video

Want to know about what we've done to make ConnectCarolina better, and what's coming up next? This page and short video will help you get caught up on what we're working on to make ConnectCarolina better. Learn more.

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Outage: Saturday, May 30 

Student Administration and the ePAR hire form will be unavailable on Saturday, May 30, from 4 am until approximately 10 am during maintenance activities. Check the System Status page for more information.

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Survey Link

Give Us Your Opinion!

Much has changed since ConnectCarolina went live in October.  Let us know how you are doing and what we can do to improve ConnectCarolina.  Take the survey now and be entered for a chance to win an iTunes gift card!

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Update on InfoPorte SAS Reports

The Funding Balance Report is being renamed to the GL Fund Balance Report to more accurately represent the purpose of this report. This report has been officially reviewed for accuracy and is available to campus users.

The following SAS reports will be taken offline this weekend (May 30-31) for data validation and review of report presentation. At this time, the data in these reports have the potential for being inaccurate. These reports are the:

• Foundation report

• Income statement

These reports will be re-released as they are validated; this information will be posted on the Reporting page of the ccinfo website.

Please note that the BMS report and the Funding Report (an HR SAS report) have already been taken offline this week and will be included in the InfoPorte 6.6 release in June. You can see the planned reports for that release on the In the Works webpage.

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InfoPorte 6.5 is Live

InfoPorte 6.5 is available to campus!  Watch the release webinar or read the release notes to learn about the latest changes and upgrades to InfoPorte.  Get more information on the Reporting page.

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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.

The Fiscal Year-End checklist offers a list of actions all Finance users should take to prepare for year-end.

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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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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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