December 2016

GMAS Scheduled Outage and Release Notes

GMAS will be unavailable starting at 6pm on Friday, December 16th through 9pm on Sunday, December 18th. This outage is for the GMAS release scheduled to go live for December 19th. 

This release includes the new Edit GL Budget screen. The new screen will allow users to send new budgets, and edit existing budgets in the GL for active accounts. The screen will be available to the following roles:

Submitting budgets to the GL through GMAS

 

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 budgeted  Read more about Submitting budgets to the GL through GMAS

The new GMAS homepage

The GMAS homepage will be upgraded to the new look and feel effective with the upcoming December 16th release. While the screen is the same for the most part, there are some minor changes. These changes include:

  • Upgraded search tool that has been moved to the global header to be accessed from all converted non-edit screens.
  • Relocation of profile, logout, to-do's, portfolio and documents to the person drop-down menu in the global header to be accessed from all converted non-edit screens.
  • Removal of reporting link (used to link to CREW).
  • Addition of a links Read more about The new GMAS homepage