Enterprise Financial System (EFS)

About the System

Logging in to the system: MyU.umn.edu > Key Links > PeopleSoft

The University's financial system is made up of people, policies, procedures, and "the system" itself (PeopleSoft Financials, also known as the Enterprise Financial System or "EFS"). EFS is one of the five major systems that form the core of the University's administrative information systems: student, human resources, grants management, libraries, and financial.

EFS/PeopleSoft System Availability

Regularly scheduled maintenance

Resources

Two-factor authentication

System Status (are systems available, major issues, etc.)

The regular EFS maintenance window for production (FSPRD) is 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. each Sunday. (6:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is used for IT maintenance activities; 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. is reserved for Controller's Office maintenance.)

The reporting instance (FSRPT) is brought down from 4:45 a.m. until 5:45 a.m. Monday through Saturday to "clone" the information from production. On Sundays this window is 4:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Unplanned service outages

Unplanned service outages are listed on the system status page for the University System Status. This schedule set as of July 2, 2010; updated December 28, 2015.

Additional Security Resources:

Clearing Cache

The vendor for PeopleSoft (Oracle Corporation) recommends that cache be cleared each time changes are made to the system or an individual's access. Occasionally certain changes require that end users of the system clear their cache or adjust other settings on web browsers. These cache clearing steps are not optional when significant changes are made to the system--end users of the system must clear the cache on their web browsers at certain times. Instructions for how to clear web browser cache (pdf).

Recommended practice: regularly clear the cache on web browsers used for business purposes.

Popup Blockers

Disable popup blockers in your browser (that is, allow popups) in order for PeopleSoft Financials (EFS) to work properly.

Some blockers may be turned off on Windows by right clicking an icon on the system tray, next to where the clock resides. The most recent version of Internet Explorer has a built-in popup blocker that must be configured to allow popups. Each web browser has its own settings for popups. Contact your local desktop support for assistance with popup blockers or 1-HELP.

nVision

Excel and the nVision Plug-in nVision is a reporting tool used primarily by central units working with financial data.