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Slide 1 FastFacts Feature Presentation November 18, 2008 We are using audio during this session, so please dial in to our conference line… Phone number: Participant code:
Slide 2 Todays Topic Well be taking a look at… Equipment Purchasing for JHU
Slide 3 Todays Presenter Shari Swisher Manager of Special Projects and Training, Financial Systems Administration, Controllers Office
Slide 4 Todays Additional Panel Panel for question and answer session: Lisa Schaible, Director of the Fixed Assets Shared Service Center Judy Zimmer, Associate Director of Purchasing, Supply Chain Shared Services Chris Foret, Manager of Cost Analysis in the Controllers Office
Slide 5 Session Segments Presentation Shari Swisher will address equipment purchasing for JHU. During Shari's presentation, your phone will be muted. Q&A After the presentation, well hold a Q&A session. Well open up the phone lines, and youll be able to ask questions. Shari and the panel will answer as many of your questions as time allows.
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Slide 7 Survey At the end of this FastFacts session, well ask you to complete a short survey. Your honest comments will help us to enhance and improve future FastFacts sessions.
Slide 8 Equipment Purchasing for JHU
Slide 9 Agenda Well be taking a look at… How to issue a shopping cart correctly for equipment purchases Responsibilities of the Shared Service Centers Common mistakes and corrections
Slide 10 Assumptions Users have security access to issue a shopping cart and/or view associated postings in the Business Warehouse Users should have basic understanding and familiarity with issuing a shopping cart
Slide 11 What is Equipment? Equipment is defined as an article of non-expendable, tangible property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more per unit. Items defined as equipment… Machinery Furniture Office machines Vehicles (cars, trucks, etc.) Scientific instruments or other apparatus that may be used repeatedly without material impairment of its condition, and is not highly perishable
Slide 12 Fixed Assets- Responsibilities Regarding equipment accounting, Fixed Assets Shared Services is responsible for: Identifying and recording all equipment acquisitions Approval of all Capital Shopping Carts and creating assets Conducting the two-year equipment inventory Tagging newly acquired assets and updating changes in location Maintaining the university's equipment inventory
Slide 13 Fixed Assets- Responsibilities-contd Regarding equipment accounting, Fixed Assets Shared Services is responsible for: Preparing equipment lists and providing a wide variety of equipment reports to administration and departments. Providing figures for updating the equipment assets for use in F&A recoveries. Providing figures for updating the equipment assets for use in calculating depreciation. Providing data for equipment reports for specific grant and contracts for Sponsored Projects Shared Services as required in the Notice of Award. Policies and procedures are available online:
Slide 14 Supply Chain- Responsibilities Regarding equipment purchasing, the Supply Chain Shared Service Center is responsible for: Approving CAPP (Capital Expenditures Purchase Order) document types Following usual policies and procedures Ensuring that the end user attached the three (3) competitive quotes and/or a justification to the shopping cart
Slide 15 Shopping Carts
Slide 16 Issuing the Shopping Cart Enter the Go Shopping portal in SAP Select Shop
Slide 17 Changing the Document Type Default document type is ECPO Click on the Binoculars Icon to get drop down list Must change document type to CAPP
Slide 18 Changing the Document Type Change the document type to CAPP Equates to object code 3000 in our legacy system Complete basic data, as usual Attach competitive bids and justifications
Slide 19 Additional Specifications Notes for Approval Add the room/building number where the asset will be used, if different from the delivery address. Designate a contact person for inventory purposes.
Slide 20 Leasing and Rentals Reminder on the leasing/renting of equipment we dont own, such as copiers: DO Select BLPO purchase Select Office Supplies Category DONT Select CAPP purchase Select Lease/Rental Category
Slide 21 Approvals Workflow
Slide 22 Approvals Workflow Shopping carts with CAPP - document type are routed to the FASSC. FASSC will determine if the purchase meets Asset Requirements. YES NO FASSC follows up with the issuer to reject the shopping cart or make corrections. When a goods receipt is completed, the expense posts using the cost object, commitment item and G/L on the purchase order. Shopping cart is forwarded thru workflow to Supply Chain for final approval and issuing of the purchase order. FASSC enters data into Equipment inventories. An asset shell is established with: asset number, cost object, commitment item and G/L account. No dollar amounts are assigned to the asset shell. *G/L EQUIP-SRM ONLY should be used on all CAPP purchase orders
Slide 23 Online Payment Requests Using Online Payment Requests to make equipment purchases is discouraged. Information on equipment acquisitions other than through purchase orders is not automatically identified. If an Online Payment Request is used, the General Ledger account JHU Only Equip>5K should be used. University departments are responsible for notifying Fixed Assets about equipment purchases made using Online Payment Requests using the form C824.
Slide 24 Form C824 University departments are responsible for notifying Fixed Assets Shared Services using form C824 for transferred, moved, donated or disposed equipment. Instructions and C824 Form are located at:
Slide 25 Fabricated Assets New asset class: Asset Fabrication In Process. Fabricated assets must be >$5K but <$100K Asset Class 900 Asset Fabrication In Process Commitment Item – , GL – Blocks depreciation from assets currently being fabricated. Applies to fabricated assets that dont meet the JHU capital project criteria. Note the approximate in service date on the C825 Form. Note the approximate date of completed fabrication on the shopping cart. When the asset is in service please notify the FASSC to begin asset depreciation.
Slide 26 Common Problems
Slide 27 Impact of Errors Equipment expenses posted as supplies may be taking F&A incorrectly. The university follows OMB Circulars A-21 and A-110, which require the timely identification and correction of errors. Monitoring and corrections are difficult and time consuming for Shared Services and the Controllers Office.
Slide 28 Identifying Mistakes Once goods receipts are completed or invoices are posted, changes to the PO cannot be made. Shopping carts issued as ECPOs will bypass Fixed Assets. Supply Chain cannot change ECPOs to CAPP purchase orders. Initiators must delete the ECPO shopping cart and re-issue using CAPP. If an error is found during monthly reconciliation, department users should initiate a non-payroll cost transfer. This action will be routed to the FASSC for approval. FASSC will follow up to create and tag the asset. The FASSC routinely reviews postings to supplies. If the inventory team identifies a possible equipment purchase, they will verify equipment is present, tag and issue a non-payroll cost transfer.
Slide 29 Equipment Transactions in BW The example below reflects an equipment posting commonly found during monthly reconciliation. Example of the goods receipt triggering capitalization.
Slide 30 Conclusion The key point to remember is changing the shopping order type to CAPP (document type automatically defaults to ECPO). Shopping carts issued as ECPOs will bypass Fixed Assets. Use of Online Payment Requests for equipment purchases is discouraged. Departments are responsible for completing the form C824. The FASSC routinely reviews postings to supplies.
Slide 31 Resources Reviewed Controller's Office policies and procedures are available online: Instructions and C824 from are located at:
Slide 32 Questions Please limit your questions to general inquiries about equipment purchasing. Specific inquiries should be directed to the appropriate Shared Service Center Fixed Assets Shared Services Supply Chain Shared Services
Slide 33 Were going to open the phone lines now! There will be a slight pause, and then a recorded voice will provide instructions on how to ask questions over this conference call line. Well be answering questions in the order that we receive them. Well also be answering the questions that were ed to us during the presentation. If theres a question that we cant answer, well do some research after this session, and then the answer to all participants. Q&A
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