Public sector enhancements

Note

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The following new capabilities for Public Sector are being added for accounting and finance professionals in the October '18 release:

  • New encumbrance inquiry and report to allow easier reconciliation of general budget reservation and encumbrance balances.
  • New budgeting functionality that allows you to copy compensation grids to save time in budget planning setup for the next budget cycle.
  • The ability to default and select the bill-to address on purchase orders so that vendor invoices are sent to the proper location if your agency has distributed accounts payable.
  • The ability to set the Purchase Order status to draft when generated from a requisition. This will allow you to send purchase orders through workflow without needing to create a change order.
  • Vendor collaboration improvements, such as bidding guidance, bid alternates, and other enhancements to improve solicitation requests with external vendors.
  • Dormant user accounts report to assist you in disabling or removing users who have not accessed the system for a period.
  • Validation of duplicate vendors by Federal Tax ID to avoid duplicate records on your vendor file.
  • Ability to post advanced ledger entries and general budget reservations as prior year transactions for entities that segregate their fiscal year carry-forward budgets from current year operating budget.
  • ACH electronic payment number to provide a reference for payments made to vendors and employees not paid by check.