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USER GROUP MEETING MAY 3 RD, 2011. Agenda 2:00 pm-2:15 pm – System Updates 2:15 pm-2:30 pm – Purchasing 2:30 pm-2:45 pm – Universal Travel 2:45 pm-3:00.

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1 USER GROUP MEETING MAY 3 RD, 2011

2 Agenda 2:00 pm-2:15 pm – System Updates 2:15 pm-2:30 pm – Purchasing 2:30 pm-2:45 pm – Universal Travel 2:45 pm-3:00 pm – Accounts Payable 3:00 pm-4:00 pm – Q&A

3 System Updates Approval flow: Barbara Packer-Muti – Presidents Office Michelle Chin Loy-Fischler School of Education

4 System Updates Reports will be available for Center Finance

5 Reports (Cont.)

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8 Purchasing Fiscal Year End Reminder Receipts Level II Training Demo: Order Tracking

9 Fiscal Year End Reminder All Purchase Requisitions for FY11 must be received by the Purchasing Department on or before May 13 th All orders must be received by June 30 th – Items must be in your possession and the receipt must be entered in Ariba Requests that cannot be received by June 30 th cannot be recorded in FY11 Exceptions: – Grants and Plant funds (no cutoff) – Office supplies cutoff date is Wednesday, June 15 th Includes Office Depot, American Business Solutions, Paramount, and Printing Connection Too.

10 Managing Receipts

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13 Items must be received in order for invoices to get paid! Utilize the Items Ordered Not Yet Received Report to follow up with requesters

14 Purchasing: Ariba Level II Training In depth focus on individual catalogs – Punchout functionality differs per supplier Tips and tricks Hands on setting Training Materials Beginning soon!

15 Purchasing: Ariba Level II Training Demo – Individual Catalog Tips and Tricks – Office Depot Order Tracking and Returns

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17 June 30, 2011 : Last Day to receive goods in Ariba (All DOs must be received in order to process payment) July 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm : Cut-off-date for submitting travel expenses for fiscal year 2011 to Accounts Payable July 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm : Cut-off-date for submission of final bills and invoices to Accounts Payable Accounts Payable will do its best to get everything processed for FY11 with time permitting After July 11, 2011 deadline, transactions will be booked in FY12, except for single payments to vendors that exceed $100,000 Fiscal Year End

18 The following Best Practices should help your documents move efficiently through the Approval process. Best Practices

19 Verify your approval routing (Make sure it is correct) Title should include Vendor Name to ensure quicker processing Supply NSU ID # W9s Employees can not be Independent Contractors Use one vendor invoice per check request (This helps NSU cut down on duplicate payments) Best Practices Check Request

20 Credit Memos should be entered on a separate Check Request Complete the Special Handling Instructions section Understand that Needed Date is dependent on the Approval Flow timing Comments Section Do not pay from Statements Rush Check Request: Put Rush in Title Check document History for processing status prior to calling Accounts Payable Best Practices Check Request (Continued)

21 Please have the TITLE section filled out (Do Not Leave Blank) On TRs, the On Behalf individual is the person Getting Paid TRs are for employees travel reimbursements ONLY Cash Advances Keep your Attachments in a consistent format (PDF is the preferred format) Best Practices Travel and Expense Reimbursement

22 Make sure your attachments are legible and scanned in one file Place your Attachments on the Summary Page and not at the Line Item Level Make sure ALL backup is included in your Expense Report (Detailed/Itemized Receipts) Missing Receipts Misc Tips: $15 maximum per trip with explanation Best Practices Travel and Expense Reimbursement

23 Personal Items are not reimbursable Alcohol is not reimbursable when dining alone or with NSU employees or NSU students Gratuity maximum allowance is 20% Family member meals and travel related expenses are not reimbursable. Expense reports should be submitted within 60 days of travel

24 Invoices should be mailed directly to the Accounts Payable Office Important to receive the Items in Ariba. This is the OK to Pay Not received, can not process invoice Ariba DO Invoicing

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26 Important Information Approval Flow: Add a comment when approving-to reply within Ariba Name of Traveler: TSA requirement: Name on ticket MUST match Drivers License or Passport presented at Check-in and Security Check-Points Date of Birth required on all reservations TSA requirement – The Date of Birth has to be in the reservation. At this time either NSU can put the Date of Birth on the TA or the Travel Office will call the traveler and request that information.

27 Important Information Prepared by: Add phone number & in the contacts area

28 Important Information International Travel: A scan copy of the travelers passport/visa is required by the Travel Office and additional copy of travel itinerary to

29 Important Information Passenger cell phone: Domestic Travel the cell phone number is requested International Travel the cell phone number is required. This phone must have international access. If the traveler does not have international access NSU has started an international loaner program. This program is provided by NSU telecommunications.

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31 CR= Check Request PR= Purchase Requisition DO= Direct Order RC= Receipt TA= Travel Authorization TR= Travel Reimbursement What do CR, PR, DO, RC, TA, and TR stand for?

32 When you edit multiple lines at the same time What is mass edit?

33 FALSE! A PR is a REQUEST not an order. It does not become an order until the request has been fully approved and converted to a DO. TRUE or FALSE: A PR is the same as a Purchase Order

34 How do you reach the Ariba Help team?

35 Click on Register HERE on the Ariba Homepage How do you get training?

36 There are Not Sufficient Funds for your request What does NSF mean?

37 A requestor is the individual ultimately utilizing/receiving whatever is being requested (On Behalf Of person). A preparer is the individual creating and submitting the request in the system. What is the difference between a Requestor and a Preparer?

38 A Watcher is included in the approval flow but DOES NOT have to take action on the request in order for it to move. An Approver is included in the approval flow and IS REQUIRED to take action on the request in order for it to move. What is the difference between a Watcher and an Approver?

39 Friday, May 13th What is the cutoff date for non-office supply related PRs?

40 Wednesday, June 15th What is the cutoff date for office supply related PRs?

41 Thursday, June 30th By what date do ALL items have to be received?

42 Delegate my authority Before I go on vacation, I have to ______________ in Ariba.

43 FALSE! Requestors need to delegate authority too! Especially during extended absences to avoid delaying receipt and payment. True or False- I am not an approver. I do not have to delegate my authority.

44 Violations are based on the account code charged. Visit for guidelines. NOTE: This matrix is currently under review and is subject to change What triggers a Check Request Violation?

45 Where can I view the NSU Travel Policy? When creating a Meal item in a Travel Reimbursement

46 You are the immediate supervisor of a terminated/transferred employee Their account is delegated to you to complete the process for any pending documents (i.e., Receipts) Why do I see other users names when I login?

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