Andrei Makaranka : How many users can start rollover at the same time?
Dennis Bridges Each ledger could rollover independantly but most would roll one at a time. Generally there is one user that handles the rollover at each institution. However, for a multi library instance each Ledger could be rolled over by a different user.
Andrei Makaranka: Could you clarify what "unfinished orders" are and what encumbrances should we choose for a rollover?
Dennis Bridges Any "Open" orders should be considered in the rollover. However, some may not have encumbrances. Closed and pending orders will not need encumbrances created during rollover for the new fiscal year.
Andrei Makaranka: There are to approaches how to rollover budgets:
Example : Block first budget and then create new budget. Block second budget and then create new budget.
What is the right approach from business view?
Dennis Bridges This process is generally done while all other system activity is frozen. Meaning the expectation would be that if I am rolling over Ledger A no one can spend money against any of the budgets assigned to Ledger A. Option 1 seems like the appropriate approach.
Andrei Makaranka: Do we need set "Active" status for new budgets immediately after creation or only when rollover will be finished?
Dennis Bridges So long as the system can still create the necessary encumbrances I believe we should activate the budget last. So the users can be sure no one is able to order or invoice against them during rollover.
Andrei Makaranka: We need set of checks which we can use for building error report.
Also it's needed for estimating the scope an effort what we need for implementing a rollover check process.
Could you please provide this set of checks?
Dennis Bridges The checks would include:
Were budgets closed successfully for previous fiscal year?
Were budgets created successfully for new fiscal year?
Were budgets activated successfully for new fiscal year? Note: if Fund status is Frozen, then new budget should be created in status Frozen.
Were allocations created against all new budgets successfully for new fiscal year?
Were encumbrances created for all POLs against new budgets for new fiscal year?
Andrei Makaranka: Library will want to release all remaining encumbrances in the fiscal year that is being closed?
Dennis Bridges No, I have confirmed that the encumbrances should remain as they are in the fiscal year being closed, for reporting purposes.
Andrei Makaranka: What field need to be included in the error report?
Order error table
POL Number (Hyperlink)
Failed action(s) (Eg. Create Encumbrance)
Amount (Eg. $104.03)
Fund Code (Eg. ECON) (Hyperlink)
Error message (Eg. Not enough money available in the Fund to create encumbrance)
Fund error table
Fund Code (Hyperlink)
Failed action(s) (Eg. Create allocation)
Amount (Eg. $1000)
Error message (Eg. System error: server could not be reached)