Cornerstone News Digest                                                                                              October 25, 2016
General Updates and Information
System Updates and Resolutions
View the latest news on system-wide updates and resolutions to frequently reported concerns.

Tips to Help You Learn the Systems
Check out the help desk pages and share tips to learn the new systems. Have a tip your want to share? Send an email to

Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
Use the “Search” feature to scan the site, including FAQs pages. If you do not see the question or answer you were looking for, contact the appropriate help desk for support.

Need More Time?
The timeout feature for Cornerstone apps has been increased from 30 minutes to 60 minutes, to better balance convenience, performance and security.

Troubleshooting Spreadsheet Error Messages
The required and recommended software includes browsers, operating systems, and instructions on how to install the tool for journal entry and expense management spreadsheet uploads. If you cannot download software or updates, contact your unit’s IT support or System Administrator.

Managing Change in Your Unit
Going through the change curve is different for everyone. Resources on managing change and changes to our business processes are available to help you navigate change within your unit.

Learn at Your Own Pace
Browse the list of required and recommended courses, then log in to Canvas to access online training and support materials.
System Updates and Information
Financial Reporting Resources
Browse the FAQs on reporting and inquiries; use the reports crosswalk to find new reports for financials, projects and grants; and set and preview report parameters.

RU Marketplace – Supplier Conversions
If a supplier you transact with is not in RU Marketplace or does not contain the correct address and contact information, you will need to add the supplier or modify the supplier record. Read the “Supplier conversion” system update for instructions on how to add or modify a supplier.

Human Resources and Payroll
The human resources and payroll help desk hours have changed. Visit the help desk page for new hours of operation and resources, including quick reference cards and new FAQs.

Expense Management – Direct Deposit Set-Up and Mobile App
To ensure direct deposit for reimbursements, enter your banking information manually into the application one time. A user-friendly mobile app will be available in 2017. Visit Cornerstone to learn more about the expense management system.

Faculty – Learning the New Systems
Faculty may participate now in non-targeted courses for grant accounting, expense management, procurement, and self-service . Targeted education will be available soon to help faculty learn the new systems and processes. These opportunities will be online, shorter, and focused on faculty-specific needs.  
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