OFC Basics for Principal Investigators
The following guide provides PIs instructions for obtaining on-demand access to current financial information related to their awards. OSP is actively evaluating options with campus to deliver this information in an even more convenient manner. This information is not intended to replace reporting provided by PIs’ college / departmental administrators (referred to as Business Managers or BM). However, OSP encourages PIs to (1) visit the Reasons to Use OFC’s Project Portfolio Management (PPM) web page and (2) use the information below to help manage their sponsored projects.
- Log into Oracle Financials Cloud (OFC). This link is also available in MyBoiseState under “Services.”
- Click the “Awards” icon on the Home Page.
- In the “Overview” section on the page that opens, all of your active awards should be listed. You will notice that a portion of your project title will appear under the seven-digit OFC Award Number. If you have multiple awards, you may need to select the next dot under the circular graphics to move to the next set of your awards.
Note: OSP encourages you to be cautious when reviewing the circular graphics at this time because the overspending warnings are based on linear burn rates that may be inconsistent with reasonable sponsored project spending (e.g., large equipment purchase early in the project period, heavy summer spending).
- For more details about a particular award, select the hyperlinked seven-digit OFC Award Number (e.g., 3227006) above the circular graphics.
- Once you select an OFC Award Number, you will see an overview of all of the ten-digit OFC Project Numbers under that OFC Award Number. In the example below, you can see the primary OFC Project Number (2000000883) and the secondary Participant Support OFC Project Number (2000000884) for this award.
Note: When applicable, you may also see separate OFC Project Numbers for Co-PIs’ projects, Cost Share and Program Income, etc.
- To see the current budget, encumbrances, expenditures and the available budget for a particular OFC Project Number, select the hyperlinked Project Title just above the applicable project number (e.g., “Genomics Underlying Toxin Tolerance”).
- To drill down into individual costs:
- Select the drop down box next to the OFC Project Title and choose “Manage Project Costs.” (You can take a similar approach with “Manage Committed Costs,” but this is for encumbrances instead of actual costs.)
- Identify the expenditure for which you desire more details (e.g., Transaction Number 1509314 for $1389.72).
- Hover over the Transaction Number for basic details, or left-click the hyperlinked Transaction Number for additional information.
- On the page that opens after left-clicking the Transaction Number, use the menu at the top of the page to navigate to specific information (the instructions below are under the “General” tab).
- Goods & Services
- Under the “General” tab, scroll down to “Supplier Invoice Details” and left-click the hyperlinked Invoice Number (e.g., Pcard 12-2018~COAS-Biology~1696);
- Goods & Services
- To drill further, you can select and review hyperlinked Purchase Orders and Invoice attachments.
- Under the “General” tab, scroll down to “Timecard Details” to see the name of the individual paid.
- To go back to previous pages, do not use your browser’s functionality. Instead, keep left-clicking the “Done” button in the top, right-hand portion of the web pages until you return to your desired location.