December 10, 2001
Finance introduces new web services
By Stephanie Sonnenfeld email@example.com
Online travel reimbursement is the latest service from the
Finance Division found at www.finance.emory.edu.
ResAssist: Online travel booking by World Travel BTI, with the benefit of charging University-related airfare to a specific department account.
GE Capital MasterCard for business travel: Use of this card provides insurance to the cardholder of up to $500,000 for accidental death and dismemberment. The cardholder is responsible for payment to GE Capital and requesting reimbursement after travel is completed.
GE Capital purchasing card: This card is available for non-travel-related expenses under $1,500. Purchases made by this card are posted directly to your department designated FAS account.
Online expense reimbursement:
Same process as online travel reimbursements only for expenses incurred
locally by faculty and staff, though use of a GE purchasing card is
Thurston said the department is working on other web-based programs that will reduce paper and wait time with the reporting of expenses. Several other programs for University faculty and staff allow them to follow the status of their payments online are already available. Web Report Viewer allows faculty and staff access to the Universitys general ledger reports and accounts reports and WEBFocus runs FAS queries online. All of these sites are secure and have the highest level of encryption available, Thurston added.
While paper has been reduced, dont look for it to be wholly eliminated. People like to have the option of having paper documentation in their hands, Thurston said. The web programs allow them to have both an online and paper record of all business conducted.
Were constantly looking for eaiser ways for faculty and staff to do business on a campus as decentralized as Emory, Thurston said. Thats what this is all about. We try to keep it as simple as possible.
For more information about the Finance Divisions web-based services, visit its website or call 404-727-6090