Presentation on theme: "Banner Fund Establishment Using ImageNow Workflow and Appworx Diana Rivenbark University of North Carolina Wilmington."— Presentation transcript:
Banner Fund Establishment Using ImageNow Workflow and Appworx Diana Rivenbark University of North Carolina Wilmington
Session Etiquette Please turn off all cell phones. Please keep side conversations to a minimum. If you must leave during the presentation, please do so as quietly as possible. 2
Form 3 Request for Establishment of a Banner Fund form with electronic (Adobe) signatures
Business Need Process change factors –Update form Address revenue generating funds –Open ImageNow to campus –Efficiency 4
Current Process – User Perspective 5 Completes PDF Form routes to Acctg email box Department Accounting Acctg Specialist moves to Fund Setup category Acctg Mgr reviews, assigns attributes, signs Saves, emails to Acctg email box Controller reviews & signs Saves, emails to Acctg email box. Acctg Specialist sets up fund in Banner Emails form to Asst Budget Dir Moves to Fund in Banner in Budget category Budget Office Asst Budget Dir reviews/updates Emails to Budget Dir Budget Dir signs Emails to Asst Budget Dir Asst Budget Dir emails to student worker Student worker saves an electronic copy Emails to Acctg Specialist Accounting Acctg Specialist makes changes in Banner & links to ImageNow Acctg Specialist emails budget authority Acctg Specialist deletes from Fund in Banner in Budget category Moves to Controller Review category Budget Authority electronically signs Emails to Budget Authority Emails to Senior Officer Senior Officer electronically signs Clicks Submit to General Accounting button
Current Process - Challenges Is this an efficient process? –Emails –Email categories –Tracking –Multiple signatures –Processing delays –Banner data updates/changes 6
New Process - Signatures Do we REALLY need five signatures? Budget Authority Senior Officer Accounting Manager Controller Budget Director 13 Why aren’t we using ImageNow technology to facilitate the process?
New Process - Attachments What exactly are we attaching to the fund establish form? Now that we have identified who and what is submitted, how are we going to get the attachments into ImageNow? 14
New Process – Attachments Submit button opens an email 15
New Process – Attachments 16 Problem – Senior Officer clicks the Submit to General Accounting button. Are we going to ask senior officers to keep track of attachments?
Attachments - Solutions 24% of funds have attachments 8% Budget (for budgeted trust funds) –Incorporate budget requirements in form 2% Miscellaneous documents –email to Accounting Specialist –Use ImageNow drag & drop functionality 14% Scholarship/Endowment – submit to ImageNow –Accounting Manager will delete unsigned document 17
New Process – ImageNow Workflow 18 Work begins!
ImageNow – Finance View & Process System emails individuals on workflow queue In ImageNow, select workflow queue 21
ImageNow – Finance View & Process Workflow view displays documents in queue Open document Makes changes as needed 22
ImageNow – Finance View & Process Route document 23
Banner & Appworx Notifying the department –Fund set up in Banner –Each night, Appworx will send an email with fund details to the budget authority Budget Authority info is maintained on FTIFATA (Fund Attributes) 24 SAMPLES ONLY
New Functionality – Purge Documents Fund inactivated/terminated –Accounting Specialist routes document to Purge queue –Retention period determines time in queue –Documents deleted from system after specified period 25
New Process – User Perspective 26 Completes PDF Form routes to ImageNow Fund Establish queue Department Accounting Acctg Mgr reviews, assigns attributesController reviews Routes to ImageNow Budget Approval queue Budget Office Asst Budget Dir reviews Routes to ImageNow Banner Fund Establish queue Accounting Acctg Specialist creates fund in Banner; links to ImageNow Routes to ImageNow Controller Approval queue Budget Authority electronically signs Emails to Budget Authority Clicks Submit to Accounting button ImageNow Mail Agent Appworx Sends email to Budget Authority Routes to ImageNow Fund Establish Completed queue Senior Officer electronically signs Clicks Submit to Accounting button
Improvements & Efficiencies Tracking Fewer emails Fewer electronic (Adobe) signatures Documents are in one system Better use of available technology E-mail reminders that work is pending Fewer delays in processing More complete and comprehensive information on form Less errors Document purge functionality 27
Future Plans Evaluate all forms used in Business Affairs A true e-forms solution Open access to ImageNow drawers for campus users 28
29 Diana Rivenbark UNCW Financial Systems firstname.lastname@example.org 910-962-7384 Contact Information