Oracle/Research Foundation Business System Shutdown for Upgrade and Improvements

Published November 29, 2013

The RF Report Center leverages the latest in dashboard, alerting, analytics, and reporting technology to make it easy for users to perform financial analysis, monitor financial health, and track compliance in one location.

There is an upcoming Oracle/Research Foundation Business System upgrade which will require the RF Business System to shut down after the close of business on Friday, November 22, 2013, and remain down until start of business on Monday, December 2, 2013. During this shutdown period, Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) will not be able to process RF transactions. SPS, Human Resources, and Procurement Services have established transaction submission deadlines to ensure that RF transactions are processed prior to the shutdown.

The RF Business System Upgrade includes transitioning the PIAI, Quick View, and Discoverer applications into RF Report Center Dashboards that are set to go live on Monday, December 2, 2013. The RF Report Center leverages the latest in dashboard, alerting, analytics, and reporting technology to make it easy for users to perform financial analysis, monitor financial health, and track compliance in one location.

Although this shutdown will be an inconvenience to the campus, it will ultimately result in improved business tools for RF transactions. In addition, the shutdown is scheduled to occur over the week of Thanksgiving, which historically is a time of decreased transactional activities.

More information can be found here.