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nVision Reporting Rohin Whitford Finance Business Solutions – User Support & Training Finance Systems Training
Slide #Topic 3AgendaAgenda 4Our systemsOur systems 5NS Financials overviewNS Financials overview 6What is nVisionWhat is nVision 9-14Layouts & ScopesLayouts & Scopes 15-19Recommended reportsRecommended reports 20-23Drill down optionsDrill down options 26-31Scheduling reports in NS FinancialsScheduling reports in NS Financials 34Further support & guidanceFurther support & guidance Slide Directory
Agenda NS Financials Overview What is nVision Citrix Login Layouts and Scopes List of Recommended Reports Drill Down Options Saving & Printing Reports Scheduling Reports within NS Financials Help and Support
General Ledger Asset Management * Asset Management * Accounts Payable Accounts Payable eProcurement Accounts Receivable * Accounts Receivable * Purchasing Billing Budgeting Software (monthly interface from PeopleSoft Budgeting Software (monthly interface from PeopleSoft Procurement Card Procurement Card Expenses Expenditure Pre-encumbrance Revenue Debtors * No Commitment Control NS Financials Overview
PS/nVision retrieves information from the NSF database and places it into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, in a form that helps you see the big picture, explore details, and make decisions. You use familiar Excel commands to format and analyse the data. With PS/nVision, you spend your time analysing results rather than summarising data and entering it into a spreadsheet. What is nVision?
Layouts and Scopes
Layout (or Instance) To specify the data you want to bring into Excel, you use a report layout. A report layout is an Excel spreadsheet used as a template to define how a report looks and the type of information that goes into the spreadsheet’s different cells. A layout does not contain data from the database. Rather, it specifies what data should be mapped directly into your report. Once a library of report layouts has been created, select an existing layout that best suits your needs. At UNSW Layouts are preset – you cannot create your own. Scope A report scope allows you to create multiple instances of a report using a single report layout and report request. Using a scope, each report instance contains data specific to an individual field value, such as a business unit, department, account or project, or to a group of values, such as a tree node that summarises all sales departments. In this way, each report instance can share the same layout, while containing data unique to these field values. You might run three instances of an expense report that share the same layout but contain the details of one division each.
Scopes Scope is usually a project id or department
List of nVision Reports / F1 Standard Financial Statement (P&L) F3 Financial Statement by Fund Group F4 Trial Balance P1 Standard Project P&L Res_StatResearch Statement GLFSGeneral Ledger Financial Statement PrjStatSProjects Summary Report PCSUMLTDProject Summary- Life to Date F5 Full Year Financials Statement with Commitments D2 Summary Financial Statement by Department PrjStatDProject Detailed Report
F1 Financial Statement How much I have spent this year against my budget? What I have spent on? Centre School Faculty
F1 Financial Statement
Trial Balance How much I have spent on individual accounts? What are the transactions? Centre School Faculty
Drill Down Options Actual Journal LinesAccrual Journal LinesAP Vouchers excl Procurement Cards Procurement Card TransactionsHRIS Payroll Purchase Order DetailsBilling Line Details
Actual Journal Lines /... for Totals
Source – To identify the information (the following in red provide further drilldown options): AM – Asset Management (Asset Management) AP – Accounts Payable (AP Vouchers excl Procurement Cards or Procurement Card Transactions) AR – Accounts Recievable (Billing Line Details) BI – Billing Information (Billing Line Details) PO – Purchase Orders (Purchase Order Details) ZPA – Accrual Journal Lines (Accrual Journal Lines) ZPC –Payroll Encumbrance (HRIS Payroll Encumbrance) ZPY – Payroll Salary (HRIS Payroll Salary) The following are some of the common Source Codes that does not provide further drilldown options ALO – Allocation process EOM – End of Month Journal (It can be either Actuals or Accruals) GST – GST Adjustments INT – Interest Distribution (System generated) OLE – Online Encumbrance (Commit.) Entry Journal ONL –Online Journal Entry PRT – Payroll Tax (System generated) SSJ – Spreadsheet Journal Source
Exercise F1_Std Financial Statement COFA Entertainment - Actual Journal Lines AP excl Procurement Card Procurement Card Sundry Other Revenue - YTD Account by Period Billing Line Details
Exercise PrjStatS COFA PS Revenue Billing Line Details Non People Costs Total Commitment PrjStatD PS19433
Reporting Console First time users will need to select Preferences. Ensure that the tick box labelled Enabled under the heading Process Request Notification is ticked.
Adding Reports to the Reporting Console Ensure the Process Bookmarks radio button is selected as well as the type of process you are scheduling (in this case nVision Report) Select the report you want to schedule.
Running a report from the Reporting Console 1.Select the date you’d like the report to run to 2.Choose as the Type 3.Choose Excel as the format for the report 4.Select the scope for your report
1.Choose a Scope 2.Enter the File Template (if unsure copy) 3.Enter the Directory Name (if unsure copy) 4.Enter your address. Running a report from the Reporting Console
Choose the date & time you want the report to run – run larger reports overnight so that it reduces the load on the systems during business hours
Important things to Remember Saving Reports The report can be saved to client drive Save any drill you also require – you cannot drill down on summary totals in your saved report files.
Important things to Remember Information provided is up to the close of business of the previous day and may include some journals posted to the current day. Beware when running LTD (Life To Date) reports in NS Financials – run them in Citrix instead. Reports may also be scheduled (preferably overnight) in NS Financials via the Reporting Console and delivered by