Welcome to A&F Administrative Systems. Our goal is to provide A&F staff with the systems, software, and training that's needed to do your jobs with excellence. Please use the menu above to navigate our application and desktop support areas. Should you need further assistance, please refer to the contact information to the right. Our office will be happy to assist you.
Alerts & Notices
Applications Month End Batch Report Changes
Retrieval of Month end batch reports has changed. Beginning with the December month end reports, users will access their reports through the PeopleSoft report manager instead of the Mobius Batch Report tool. A how-to screencast is available here. Older reports will be available in Mobius for approximately one year. In addition the December, January, and February month end reports will be run to Mobius in parallel with the new method as users adjust to the changes.
Applications BuyWays User Interface Change
The Amherst campus will be switching to the Phoenix interface, in BuyWays, at the end of the work day on Friday, January 31st. We have added new job aids to the BuyWays website, http://www.umass.edu/afsystems/basic-page/umass-buyways/91 in order to help user’s make the transition to Phoenix. The job aid “Phoenix – Navigation Job Aid” shows you where to find and access items within Phoenix. Please call the A&F Systems Helpdesk at 413-545-2119 if you have any questions or need assistance with using this new interface.
Desktop A&F-Wide Java 1.7 Upgrade and Impact
In order to keep A&F Desktops secure, all A&F computers have been upgraded to the latest version of Java 1.7. Most users will not notice any change, however, users of the HR and Finance Mobius Batch Report Tool will need to perform an additional step in order to print their reports. Instructions on this printing workaround are here. Users of Buyways may enounter a blank screen, which can be reloaded by pressing the F5 key.
Desktop A&F Internet Explorer 9 Upgrade
All A&F desktop computers have now been upgraded to Internet Explorer 9. This was done for two reasons: 1) to provide a secure web-browsing experience; 2) to support websites that require a newer browser than IE 8. While this upgrade should be an improvement for most users, there are some small differences between IE8 and IE9. Here is an instructional video to help you get started with Internet Explorer 9. Some users are reporting intermittent problems with Peoplesoft or Buyways loading blank pages. If you get a blank page, you can reload it by pressing the F5 key.