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  • SAF

    Definition:

    Salary Action Form - used to convey labor information to payroll (i.e. which accounts salary will be charged to).

  • Sandbox

    Definition:

    A test environment that allows experimentation with system elements without affecting production data. For example, a sandbox might be used to test a new system module or module interface.

  • School/Admin Unit Liaisons

    Definition:

    Change agents for schools and admin units.  These individuals will help champion change and help their respective areas prepare for the FIN ERP solution.

  • Security Mapping

    Definition:

    The assignment of user roles and other user-specific settings to the employees who will use ARC, FDS (Financial Data Store) and PAC.  These assignments define the functions, screens, and data available to each user when working in these systems.

  • Shadow System

    Definition:

    A system used locally by a School/Admin Unit to provide a capability not available in a central system. The system was neither created by, nor supported by, Columbia University Information Technology.

  • SIC

    Definition:

    Standard Industry Code - used to identify types of payments in AP systems.

  • SIS

    Definition:

    Student Information System - student oriented system that conveys academic registration status to other CU systems.

  • SME

    Definition:

    Subject Matter Expert:  A person who is an expert in a particular business area.

  • SPA

    Definition:

    Sponsored Projects Administration (formerly Research Administration).

  • SPF

    Definition:

    Sponsored Projects Finance (formerly Restricted Funds).

  • Stakeholder

    Definition:

    An individual or School/Admin Unit that is involved in, affected by, or has a relevant interest in project activities or outcomes.