Announcements

    04.18.13 Deadline for Computer Exchange Program Requests April 25

    The deadline for participation in the fiscal year 2013 Computer Exchange Program (CEP) is Thursday, April 25. This will ensure compliance with the university’s year-end policies and procedures. No requests will be accepted after this date. Requests will be accepted again at the start of fiscal year 2014.

    To request a CEP computer, log into SOAR at usm.edu/soar. Get the request form by using the navigation in the left-hand menu by clicking the following items: USM Utilities, USM iTech, Use and CEP Request. A list of frequently asked questions, as well as the program’s policies on participation, can be found www.usm.edu/itech/computer-exchange-program-faqs .

    Computer Exchange Program Deadline for FY13 Announced 4/25/13

    The deadline for accepting requests for participation in the FY 2013 Computer Exchange Program (CEP) is April 25, 2013. This will ensure compliance with the university’s year-end policies and procedures. No requests will be accepted after April 25, 2013. The program will re-open for requests in FY14.

    To request a CEP computer, complete the request form at soar.usm.edu. You can find the CEP request form using the left-hand menu. Follow the navigation by clicking on the USM Utilities > USM iTech > Use > CEP Request. A helpful list of frequently asked questions, as well as the program’s policies on participation can be found at http://goo.gl/JZdD6.

    SOARFIN 9.1 is Now Available

    SOARFIN 9.1 is now live. Users can log in and create requisitions, enter receipts, run MDRs, etc.

    Links to SOARFIN on main Web pages have been updated to reflect a new login URL. However, if you have a link to SOARFIN saved on your desktop or bookmarked in your Internet favorites, please update to https://soarfin.usm.edu/psp/fnprd91/?cmd=login.

    Although the look of the main menu screen has changed, all menu options and navigations remain the same. For example, you will still enter requisitions through this series of menu options: purchasing, requisitions and add/update requisitions.

    To view screen shots of the few changes in SOARFIN 9.1, download this tutorial (PDF) at http://goo.gl/Ip0wD .

    If you have questions, send an email to upgradehelp@usm.edu, and someone will assist you as quickly as possible.

    02.19.2013 Eagle Backup, a workstation backup service, is available to all employees of the university.

    It provides users with an automatic backup of files in the computer’s “My Documents” folder and Outlook email. It will duplicate these files and email on your computer to a personal, secure location in the University Technology and Data Center without user intervention. In case of equipment failure or hard drive crash, your files will be recoverable.

    To request the service, visit http://www.usm.edu/itech/eagle-back.

    02.19.13 SOAR Scheduled Outage and Maintenance

    SOAR will be down for necessary maintenance to the database beginning midnight Friday, February 22, and ending no later than Saturday, February 23, at 9 p.m. While we work to improve our services, go to www.usm.edu/itech for up-to-date news regarding this scheduled maintenance.

    If you need to address an issue concerning any of these outages, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.