Modernizing UC Riverside's Financial Systems

The Impact23 program is a multi-year initiative that will transform the way UC Riverside (UCR) transacts, develops budgets, tracks spending/revenue, and performs financial reporting. With robust organizational representation and input from subject matter experts and advisors across UCR central offices and academic departments, the program's focus is to implement the UC mandated Common Chart of Accounts (CCOA), standardize business processes, and replace existing financial systems with new, cloud-based applications that include Concur Travel & Expense, Kuali Sponsored Programs, and Oracle. 

Since UCRFS’s implementation in the early 2000s, UCR has experienced remarkable growth, and yet UCRFS is on a version that is no longer vendor-supported. In an effort to comply with UCOP’s CCOA initiative, UCR has an opportunity to upgrade the aging UCRFS to Oracle’s modern cloud financial system. To standardize UCR’s technology and better meet the University’s long-term needs, other existing homegrown systems (i.e., eBuy, iTravel, etc.) will migrate to new technology as part of the transition to a new enterprise financial system.  

By transitioning to configurable, vendor-supported applications, the goal of the Impact23 program is to ensure we have the infrastructure in place to deliver high-value, reliable, and modern financial services to support the campus community to focus on its mission of teaching, research, and public service. In summary, the program is being undertaken:  

  • To implement UCOP’s Common Chart of Accounts by July 1, 2023 
  • To address functionality and support deficiencies in the current financial system domains like travel, procurement, accounts payable, and more 
  • To provide the campus with robust tools for completing their financial analysis and administrative responsibilities with standardized, configurable off-the-shelf software products that allow for future upgrades 

The Impact23 website is your primary resource for program updates, tracking deadlines, and engagement opportunities such as training and events. 

Concur Access Reminders

  1. iTravel roles are NOT copied to Concur. Before a user can access Concur, your Department System Access Administrator (SAA) must explicitly provision users with a Concur role in our Enterprise Access Control System (EACS). SAAs have been provided with the following instructions on establishing Concur Access. The role establishment/departmental processes may still be in progress. Please check with your department SAA/administrative staff to confirm your access has been granted.
  2. Roles and routing assigned in EACS before 5 pm each day will be reflected in the Concur system the next day.  An overnight update is required.
  3. When logging into Concur, please be sure to use your “NETID@ucr.edu” for the Sign In verified email address. If “Sign in with University Credentials” does not display after entering your NETID@ucr.edu, the role set up in EACS has not yet interfaced with Concur.

Your patience is appreciated as we transition to the new system.  Question can be directed to travelfeedback@ucr.edu