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UAFR - Introduction to Banner and Finance I Glossary
A page used to enter, update, and view information in Banner. These pages have an “A” as the third letter of the page name, e.g., FGAJVCD.
A process that allows automatic routing of certain transactions from the Originator to another person or unit to review and approve the transaction before sending it to the validation and posting processes.
A person who approves a system transaction.
An amount of money allocated for a particular purpose.
Chart of Accounts
The coding system that Banner uses to capture transaction data, facilitate retrieval of information, and manage financial reporting.
The status of a transaction that has been submitted by the Originator for any further approvals and posting to the General Ledger module.
C-FOAPAL (or C-FOAPAL String)
The Chart of Accounts structure is composed of the following segments: Chart, Fund, Organization, Account, Program, Activity, Location. A valid C-FOAPAL is required to post or query transactions and to retrieve financial reports.
Sets aside funding to pay for projected expenses.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
A software program that integrates the various systems of an organization so that information can be readily shared among authorized users. Banner is an example of an ERP program.
A source of revenue.
General Accounts Receivable (GAR)
Amounts due to the University that do not involve students; for example, amounts due from companies.
A period from the time a Fund is established through the current date. Amounts shown in inception-to-date columns or fields may cross fiscal years.
The status of a transaction that is either saved by the Originator for later completion or that has been disapproved by an Approver.
A page used to look up existing information in Banner. Inquiry pages can be opened from within another page or opened independently of other pages. These pages have an “I” as the third letter of the page name, e.g., FOIDOCH.
Used to record financial entries.
A page that permits users with security access to change values found in Validation forms. A Maintenance page will have an "M" as the third letter of its name, e.g., FZMFUND.
A person who submits a system transaction or extracts the timesheets for a unit.
The Operating Ledger stores cumulative totals of revenue, expense and transfer transactions on a fiscal year basis and is updated as transactions are posted so that it has real-time totals.
A Banner page is used to make a transaction or to query information.
The seven-character name of a Banner page, commonly used as an abbreviated reference.
The full name that is descriptive of a Banner page.
Like the Inquiry page, this page is used to look up existing information in Banner. Query pages can only be opened from within another page and cannot be found using Search. These pages have a “Q” as the third letter of the page name, e.g., FGQDOCP.
Balancing the department's original documents for a certain period with the transactions from the source system during that same period.
Permission to use Banner or another application.
One part of the C-FOAPAL (Chart, Fund, Organization, Account, Program, Activity, Location).
Student Accounts Receivable (SAR)
Amounts due to the University of Illinois System that involve students.
Unit Security Contact (USC)
Employees of the University of Illinois System who are authorized to request access to business systems for individuals.
A page used to define the values which can be entered in specific fields on an Application page. These pages have a “V” as the third letter of the page name, e.g., FTVACCI.