Oracle Financials Upgrade: The Wait Is Almost Over!

Monday November 20, 2017  |  Archived News

Countdown to Thanksgiving AND Stanford’s Oracle Financials Upgrade

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One last reminder...

Wed, Nov. 22:  Oracle Financials will be taken offline at noon as upgrade activities begin.

Thu, Nov. 23:  Begin enjoying the Thanksgiving break!

Mon, Nov. 27:  Oracle Financials will be back online at 6 a.m. in the upgraded version.

As of November 27, all related instructional content on Fingate will be updated to reflect the changes. The Oracle Upgrade Quick Start Guide will also be available and video snippets will be added to the How-To instructions.

Review previous Oracle Upgrade communications.

Post-upgrade preview:
Working in Oracle Financials

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Here's what to expect as of Monday, November 27th:

  1. Access Oracle Financials as usual (
  2. Click Login on the new Oracle Landing Page and authenticate (if necessary)
  3. Access your Oracle Applications
    • Continue work on existing transactions / requisitions / work
    • Create new transactions / requisitions / work
  4. Explore new features as you work – you can refer to the Oracle Basics Guide
  5. Set up an Icon Style home page if desired

And if you need help, contact the Financial Support Center.

One-stop support spot
Updated Quick Start Guide

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The Oracle Basics Start Guide summarizes all you need to know, with illustrations and links to single-topic video snippets!

The guide will remain available on Fingate after the upgrade along with all the updated how-to instructions reflecting the changes.

Quick-stop support
Single topic video snippets

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Like to learn visually? Check out these short videos for a quick walk-through of what you'll see (and can do!) in the new Oracle Financials release.

  1. Overview of the Oracle Upgrade (6:10)
  2. Tour the Oracle Financials Home Page (4:00)
  3. Set Up Header Icons or Links (1:40)
  4. Set Up Custom Start Page (1:40)
  5. Manage Favorites (1:30)
  6. Personalize Navigator (2:00)
  7. Set Up an Icon Style Home Page (1:40)
  8. Use Table Function (2:20)
  9. Share Worklist (2:30)
  10. iProcurement One-Page Checkout (1:30)

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