Most Recent RELEASE NOTE
We want to thank those of you that were able to set aside time to respond to the OAC Satisfaction Survey. To date, a total of 87 responses have been received and a summarized result of those responses is included with this email.
Business Intelligence Center (BIC) staff are reviewing and acting on the results of the OAC Satisfaction Survey. As an example, regarding communication about OAC, many users were unaware of the OAC User Group List Serv. We’ve taken the step of subscribing all KU employees who have used OAC since its implementation in January to this list serv. If you would like to be unsubscribed from this list serv and these emails, reply to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Further, all OAC release note information is now stored on the BIC website. To access both the most, current release notes information as well as past OAC release notes, you can sign-in with your KU online ID & password to the Release Notes page.
Additionally, BIC staff have reached out to OAC users to learn more about how the tool is used and what frustrations and successes users are experiencing. One such example is the collaborative work accomplished between the Education, Social, & Biobehavioral Shared Service Center (ESB SSC) and the Center for Public Partnerships & Research (CPPR) through the use of OAC. Click on the attached story to see how the use of OAC has helped to enhance the efforts of both units.
Lastly, one fix has been made & another will occur over the weekend to the data in OAC:
- To ensure that balances, in OAC dashboards, tie out with the FITC General Ledger, the following asset/liability accounts have now been included. These asset/liability accounts are used in FITC Accounts Payable to record expenses and reductions of revenue and this fix was done to ensure that the carryforward process for Fiscal Year End is accurate.
Over the weekend, an update will be made that will impact project budgets within the Research Management dashboards in OAC. The current logic tied to project budget information causes all project budgets for future budget periods to not display within the Research Management dashboards. After this update is implemented, the most future-dated, posted project budgets will pull into the dashboards even if the budgets are entered for a budget period that has not yet begun. To help ease any confusion that may occur, any budgets for budget periods that have not yet begun will be entered by the Office of Research (KUOR) only when the budgets should be displayed in advance in OAC.