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Oracle Financials Upgrade Rolls Out Over Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 16, 2017

While you are enjoying your Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie, staff members from across campus will be dishing up an Oracle upgrade that will roll out on Nov. 27, 2017 — the first Monday back from Thanksgiving break.

Since the beginning of the year, teams from University IT (UIT), Financial Management Services (FMS), Office of Research Administration (ORA) and other departments have been working on this upgrade. 

A technical upgrade with a few new features

The upgrade is primarily technical in nature so the project focus was not on introducing new features. Nevertheless, if you are an Oracle user, you’ll notice a few improvements such as:

  • A new color scheme to better align with Stanford identity and branding   

  • A new landing page and new Oracle homepage, including options to personalize the layout and set your preferences

  • Enhanced table functions

  • A more streamlined checkout process in iProcurement

Rollout schedule

The schedule for rollout:       

  • Wednesday, Nov. 22 at noon: Oracle Financials will be taken offline as upgrade activities begin.

  • Thursday, Nov. 23: Begin enjoying the Thanksgiving break!

  • Monday, Nov. 27 at 6 a.m.: Oracle Financials will be back online.

No action or training required

There are no specific activities or training required for you to prepare for the upgrade. When you log into Oracle the first time after the upgrade, everything you had set up or that was in process prior to the upgrade will still be there, including:

  • In-process and completed transactions

  • Workflow notifications

  • Favorites, Preferences, Events, Worklist Sharing, and Vacation Rules

Additionally, there will be no changes to browser recommendations.

Helpful resources

While an easy transition is anticipated, you’ll have a myriad of helpful support resources if needed.

These resources include:

  • Oracle Upgrade Quick Start Guide:

    • This comprehensive resource covers all you need to know about the upgrade. You can review it online or print it for handy reference.

  • Single Topic Videos (accessed via the Quick Start Guide):

    • If you are a visual learner, check out these short videos for a quick walk-through of what you’ll see and be able to do with the new Oracle Financials release.

  • Financial Support Center

Learn more

More information about the Oracle Financials Upgrade is available on Fingate.


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