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March 27, 2012

Update to BusinessObjects Web Intelligence (WebI)

ITS is preparing to update the current version of BusinessObjects Web Intelligence (WebI). The update will allow users to run BusinessObjects in Internet Explorer 9.

Implementation is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of April 14. Impact on users should be minimal. We will send details of the outage, which should last for approximately 12 hours. BusinessObjects will be unavailable during that time.

This new version retains all the functionality of the current version and supports Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8, and 9; Firefox 8; and Safari 5.

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To: U-M Data Warehouse BusinessObjects Users, System Administrators, and ITS Unit Liaisons
From:ITS-Inform its-inform@umich.edu
Subject: Update to BusinessObjects Web Intelligence (WebI)
Date: March 27, 2012

Posted by nancyf at 01:01 PM

March 20, 2012

Unofficial Information Available in CRAS Data Set

The data in the CRAS data set and its associated CR01 BusinessObjects universe for Winter 2012 was loaded on March 19, 2012. The Office of Budget and Planning is performing a series of data checks and adjustments that may significantly change this preliminary data. It is strongly suggested you NOT consider the data "official" until notified. You will be notified via email when the CRAS data are official.

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To: M-Pathways CRAS Data Set Users
cc: Student Administration Unit Liaisons
From: ITS-Inform
Subject: Unofficial Information Available in CRAS Data Set
Date: March 20, 2012

Posted by nancyf at 08:56 AM

March 08, 2012

FY2012 Year-End Space Survey - Reminder

A sincere thank you to the many departments that have already submitted their 2012 year-end space survey! This email is a friendly reminder to those who have not yet submitted their survey – the general due date is March 23, just a few weeks away. (Exceptions are noted below.)

Thank you for supporting this important university initiative and please do not hesitate to email space@umich.edu if you have any questions.

_________________________________

From: U-M Office of Space Analysis and UMH Planning & Development
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 12:42 PM
To: Lyon, Mary Ellen; All M-Pathways Space Management Users
Subject: FY2012 Year-End Space Survey

This e-mail is being sent to all M-Pathways users with access to the Space Module. If you believe this was sent to you in error, please contact your Financial Unit Liaison and ask that they process an M1 form to remove your M-Pathways Space System access. A list of Unit Liaisons is provided on the M-Pathways website at: http://www.mais.umich.edu/groups/liaisonlist.html.

We’re writing to let you know that the university’s 2012 Year-End Space Survey is now underway. The survey covers the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses as well as the U-M Health System.

Among other things, the survey formally documents how the university’s space is actually used and plays a critical role in our successful indirect cost recovery efforts. In addition, the survey results are used to meet state and federal reporting requirements and by university administrators and departmental managers when determining how to use our space to best meet the institution’s needs.

The survey essentially covers every university-owned and leased building, and it’s important to note that your department is ultimately responsible for the accuracy of the data.

Please visit the Space Analysis web page at http://www.finance.umich.edu/analysis/space to access a variety of helpful tools and resources designed to help you successfully complete the survey in a timely manner. The web page includes, among other things, a where-to-start document, a complete set of instructions, a list of Room Type definitions, and a list of Room Use Function Code definitions.

Please note that Room Use Function Codes and the usage percentages you indicate on the survey must reflect the average use of each room over the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. All other information should be reported as it exists at the time when you complete your survey.

Noteworthy for 2012

To reduce barriers to being active at work and help promote a culture of good health, MHealthy and the Alternative Transportation team (a spring 2012 bike rental program!) would like to identify showers that are available for employee use. On your 2012 Space Survey, we ask that you indicate any staff showers by noting these rooms as Office Service (room type 310) and Staff Shower (sub-type 21).

Also, over the past few years we have seen an increase in two specific reporting errors: 1) reported square footage changes or renovations that – upon investigation – have been determined to not actually be square foot changes, and 2) conference rooms (room type 350) coded with multiple room use function codes when only one is allowed. Please consult the detailed instructions before reporting these two types of change.

Questions

If you have access to the M-Pathways Space Module, you can begin updating your data immediately. If you are new to the space survey process or need a refresher course, please check the ITS website located at http://www.mais.umich.edu/training/index.html for system access and training information.

Due Dates

Surveys from the Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn campuses and U-M Hospitals and Health Centers are due by March 23, 2012.

If you’re from the Medical School or the College of Engineering, please continue to make routine updates to your space data. The Medical School’s year-end survey is due May 18, 2012, while the College of Engineering’s year-end survey is due April 20, 2012.

Thank you for supporting this important university initiative. We appreciate your time and effort in completing your survey.

Mary Ellen Lyon, Business Operations Manager, Financial Analysis
David Rose, Support Services Financial Director, UMH Facilities Projects

To: All M-Pathways Space Management Users
From: U-M Office of Space Analysis and UMH Planning & Development (space@umich.edu)
Subject: FY2012 Year-End Space Survey - Reminder

Posted by nancyf at 09:13 AM

March 07, 2012

Updated Project/Grant Financial Reports in M-Reports

To view the current financial status for your project/grants, access M-Reports on Wolverine Access.

The navigation path is: Faculty & Staff > M-Reports. Once in M-Reports, click the appropriate tab(s), as follows, to view your reports:

-- If you are responsible for both sponsored research and non-sponsored projects, click the Research tab and toggle between the Sponsored P/G and UM-Funded/Gifts/Other P/Gs sub-tabs, as needed.
-- If you are responsible for only UM-Funded, Gift, or Other projects, click the Fin. Mgmt tab.

M-Reports provides:
-- Official balances, as of February 2012 business close.
-- Projected balances, recalculated daily to reflect recent activity and upcoming commitments (e.g., salary, financial aid, purchasing, departmental).
-- Links to underlying transaction details.

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To: Principal Investigators and Project Administrators
From: U-M Financial Operations
Subject: Updated Project/Grant Financial Reports in M-Reports
Date: March 7, 2012

Posted by nancyf at 09:31 AM

February 2012 Business Closed

February business closed on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. FINODS, the Financial data set and the associated BusinessObjects universes in the U-M Data Warehouse were refreshed the morning of Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

To run the monthly financial reports from FINODS, see the applicable My LINC documents at:

To learn about additional Statement of Activity report options, see the Alternatives to Printed Statements web page.

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To: monthendclosenotification
From: ITS-Inform
Subject: February 2012 Business Closed
Date: March 7, 2012

Posted by nancyf at 09:11 AM

March 05, 2012

NEW! Access Validation Report in M-Reports

Greetings, Unit Liaisons!

ITS is pleased to announce the launch of the new web-based Access Validation report in M-Reports. This report provides system access information for the members of your department(s) and makes routinely validating that information easier.

The Access Validation report includes, for each department, all the roles each user is currently assigned in the following systems, as well as secondary security information where appropriate:

NOTE: Secondary security is another level of restriction applied in certain systems that limits your access to a subset of data that pertains to your job.

Logging in and Finding the Report

  1. Log into M-Reports. The navigation path is: University Business > Reporting > M-Reports.
    NOTE: You need an M-Token in order to log in to M-Reports.
  2. Hover your mouse over the Compliance tab and click Access Validation.

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Getting Help

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To: Financial Unit Liaisons
From: ITS-Inform
Subject: NEW! Access Validation Report in M-Reports
Date: March 5, 2012

Posted by lcsteele at 11:46 AM

Unit Liaison M-Report Access Validation Overview

Field description of Unit Liaison system access M-Report.

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