Armstrong State University

Announcements from Business & Finance

USG Announcement:  iStrategy Status Update

Apr 21, 2015, 09:06 am - Becky Smith

iStrategy has been unavailable since the PeopleSoft 9.2 application upgrade due to retrofits in iStrategy needed to accommodate changes in PeopleSoft Financials for the 9.2 application upgrade.  Examples include changes to budget reference and budget period fields.  Additionally, the iStrategy technical infrastructure has been upgraded.  These infrastructure changes were completed within the last couple of days.  ITS is finishing up data validation testing and plans to have the iStrategy application back up and running on Wednesday, 4/22.

The USG -  ITS Department will send out another status update by Wednesday, 4/22.  We will advise you of that update as soon as we receive it.

Thank you for your patience.  We do apologize for the inconvenience this delay may have caused. 


PeopleSoft Upgrade

Apr 13, 2015, 05:18 pm - Becky Smith

The PeopleSoft Financials system, including the automated Expense Reimbursement and Online Requisition modules, was recently taken offline in late March by the USG IT Services for the purpose of completing a major version upgrade.

We are pleased to tell you that the full system is now back online.

Following the PeopleSoft upgrade, all campus users should have the same access as they had prior to the upgrade.

Should you encounter any problems in using the PeopleSoft system, or not have the necessary access, please contact Maurena Grant in Financial Accounting at 344-3388 or by email at

We appreciate your patience during the upgrade.

Thank you.


PeopleSoft Interface to iStrategy

Apr 13, 2015, 05:06 pm - Becky Smith

On March 31, 2015, the University System completed the conversion of a new PeopleSoft upgrade.  Unfortunately this upgrade caused problems with the the nightly interface from PeopleSoft to iStrategy.  That interface has been down since the conversion.

BOR ITS is aware of the issue and is working to restore the interface.  At this time BOR ITS does not have an estimate of when this problem will be resolved.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update you as to when the interface is restored and data in iStrategy has been updated.

You can track the current status of this issue on the BOR ITS Service Status webpage:

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you.


iStrategy Currently Unavailable

Mar 31, 2015, 04:35 pm - Becky Smith

To:  iStrategy Users

Posted:  Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Announcement:  iStrategy is currently unavailable.  An announcement will be sent when iStrategy becomes available.

MORE INFORMATION AND SUPPORT:  For business impact emergency issues, contact the ITS Helpdesk immediately at 706-583-2001 or 1-888-875-3697 (toll free within Georgia).  For non-urgent issues, contact the ITS Helpdesk via the self-service support website at  (This service requires a user ID and password.  E-mail to obtain self-service login credentials.)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  For information about ITS maintenance schedules or Service Level Guidelines, please visit  For USG services status, please visit


Accounts Payable Processes

Mar 30, 2015, 03:43 pm - Becky Smith

We would like to remind you of the following Accounts Payable processes:

Payment processing: all check requests and invoices should be mailed or delivered to Solms Hall, Room 201, Attention Tracey Dunn.  They should not go directly to Accounts Payable or Purchasing (Sybil Kirkland, Allison Carthon or Daphne Burch).

The current check request form is available on the forms tab located on the Business and Finance webpage at the following link.

Please read the check request carefully to note the options for check delivery. Please discontinue the use of all other outdated versions of the check request form. 

All checks designated for pickup can be retrieved from Tracey Dunn in Solms Hall, Room #201.

If any additional information is needed please contact Tracey at 4-2506 or

Thank you.

Cam Reagin, Assistant Vice President for Finance