Thank you so much for reading my blogs and for the interest these past weeks! We have received some great questions as a result. We thought we’d share the Q&A with everyone – hope this helps! If you have other questions, please email the Help Desk at ITHelp@harvard.edu. Your emails will go to the OBI project team.
Lets say you took a break from research admin for a bit and when you came back, CREW was gone and OBI is here. What are the top reports you would tell a n00b to run?
Given the wonderful new process to upload sponsored budget to the General Ledger in GMAS, I wanted to take a second to talk about how OBI works with the GL Sponsored Budgets. GL Sponsored Budgets can be found in a few different OBI dashboards: Sponsored Accounts, Current Grants Financial, Historical Grants Financial, and Printable Grants Financial dashboards.
The Sponsored Accounts dashboard provides expense, income, and budget information at the subactivity, or 33-digit, level. There are two budget-related columns in this dashboard: Current GL Sponsored Budget and Budget
Starting on Monday, December 19th, GMAS users will be able to submit GL budgets through GMAS. If you have never submitted a budget to the GL, you’re probably asking yourself, “why should I bother with GL budgets”. Well, here are some great reasons why:
Having a GL budget
Assists with the increased requirements from sponsors to report budget to expenditure variances
Helps to proactively manage/identify the need for re-budget requests to sponsors
Reduces compliance requests of object codes that are