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SkyVU in Review E-Newsletter [Vanderbilt University]

May 26, 2020

Welcome to SkyVU in Review – features, announcements, tips & tricks and other updates for Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud system and related processes.

Oracle Cloud Updates

Oracle Update 20B Completed

The most recent Oracle Cloud update was completed during the weekend of May 15-16 and included enhancements to the Learning application for all users and to the line manager applications in My Team.

Please watch the following video for an overview of the new features and share it with your colleagues.


Help Center Updates

The Oracle Help Center has also been enhanced.

Users will now see the resources in the panel displayed in categories to help users locate recommended step guides, related policies, reference materials and forms/templates.  Users can also continue to search to locate items not immediately displayed.

Recently added and/or updated resources:

  • Updated step guidance for My Team activities
  • Updated step guidance for Learning activities
  • HCM Actions and Reasons resource guide
  • AR Customer List

* Image provides a sample of categorized resources as displayed within the Purchase Requisitions app 

In Focus

Changes to Leave Process in Oracle effective June 1

HCM Specialists are reminded that the new process for recording leave for exempt employees will go into effect beginning June 1st.

The updated process was presented at the May 14, 2020 user group meeting.  If you were unable to attend the live meeting, please complete this learning activity in your Oracle Continuing Education series here.

Tip of the Week

Community Resources related to COVID-19

Information and Resources for the Vanderbilt Community

The university continues to update the community via email announcements and Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 website.

Please note the below topics related to transactions in Oracle Cloud.


Equipment and Supplies

The Purchasing & Payment Services team has compiled a list of contracted supplier items such as masks, gloves and hand sanitizer and grouped them into an easy-to-browse list on the aquiire landing page.  A link to the full list is also available here.

Thus, the recommended best practice is to navigate to the supplier punch out in order to verify availability and lead time, as adding the items directly to the cart will not display these important details.

2020 User Group Meetings

All user group meetings for the remainder of the spring and summer will be hosted via Zoom.

Details for each meeting are posted on the VU Shared Administrative Calendar – please subscribe to the calendar to add these to your calendar.


Finance and HCM Users

Next meeting: Thursday, June 11 @ 2:35-3:50p 

Recordings of the combined Approver, FUM and HCM Specialist user group meetings are available in Oracle Cloud Continuing Education: Financials and Core HR course in Oracle Learning.


Procure-to-Pay Users

Next meeting: Friday, May 29 @ 9-9:30a


Recordings are being made available in the Learning Community for Oracle Procurement Users.  All Oracle Procurement users are encouraged to join the online community and participate in the user group meetings.

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