GMAS will be unavailable beginning at 6PM on Friday March 19th. This outage is to support the upcoming March 2022 release scheduled to be available by the start of business on Monday March 21st. The focus of this release includes enhancements to support the process of tracking whether a project has participant support costs and implementing the research team panels to continuation and supplement requests. Additional enhancements include updates to transaction monitoring, some modifications to the Just-in-time request, as well as bug fixes...
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...