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January 2018
SMARTFinance New Reports

SMARTFinance New Reports

With the latest SMART Finance release, we have added many new standard reports.  To see a sample of the new expenditure reports, go to Custom Report > Custom Ledger Reports and click on Expenditure Report.  You will see many new reports sorted and totaled by different account dimensions.
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November 2017
New Special Education UFARS, SERVS, EDRS

New Special Education UFARS, SERVS, EDRS

Just a reminder that the deadline for UFARS, SERVS, and EDRS reconciliation is November 30th.  Contact Stacy or Alison if you need assistance. Below is a sample of a new Special Education comment that can be used on Purchase Orders or Requisitions.  If you want to add this comment or change an existing special education comment go to Administration > Access > Auto Comments.  Contact us if you need help. 
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May 2017
Using Online Requests?

Using Online Requests?

If you are using Online Requests in SMARTeR please note the following change:All employees now have permission to make requests in SMARTeR.  We no longer have to add security for employees one at a time for them to see the Online Request window.
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March 2017
News and Notes

News and Notes

Closing Periods, Revenue Budgeting for FY18 and Housecleaning!
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February 2017

SMART Finance Favorites List

If you want to establish a Favorites list, right click on a menu item and click Add to My Favorites.
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New Special Ed Comment

The Special Ed Comment required for POs has been revised. If you would like to use this new comment, Copy and Paste the comment below to Administration > Auto Comments > Spec Ed and overlay the comment that is currently in use. If you would like us to do this for you, let us know.
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January 2017

1099s BIG IRS CHANGE

BIG IRS CHANGE:  The E-Filing for 1099’s is now due by January 31, instead of March. This means that you need to have any and all changes to the 1099’s to us by January 28th.  We suggest you tackle getting your 1099’s done the first part of January because of this change.Please let Ali or Stacy know when you are ready to go and we will get the 1099’s printed and out to you.
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Budgeting Reminders

Budgeting Reminders Have you notified Region 1 to set aside your FY17 adopted budget?  If not, it’s time.  Your auditors will be expecting an adopted budget (A17) to perform their audit. Have you recently reviewed your current year revenue budget?  It might be a good time to do a current student count and use MDE’s new Revenue Projection model to verify the current revenue budget.  We can help you with this.
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December 2016

SMART December 2016 Release

The December 2016 Release of SMART updates the menu structure to be more consistent with mainstream technology
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FY17 UFARS Cleanup

Now that we have FY16 swept under the rug, it’s time to turn our attention to UFARS changes and corrections needed for FY17. We are currently in the process of running UFARS Chapter X edits for all districts. If you have errors, we will be contacting you with recommended corrections. Here is a list of the major corrections that are needed:
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