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Budgeting and Forecasting Tool (BFT)

Oxford University's budgeting and forecasting solution which allows flexible modelling and consolidation of large volumes of data extracted from Oracle financials. Some users may need the IBM Cognos Analysis for Excel (Café) add-on.

The BFT is not intended to become the University’s main reporting tool and will not replace existing reports. Oracle information will remain the authoritative data record.

What's this?
The stage in the service lifecycle at which the service currently resides. Lifecycle = planned, new, live, notice, closed
Lifecycle status
What's this?
The level of user activity at this point in the academic year.
Business activity level
What's this?
The regular period during which routine maintenance could take place.
Maintenance window
What's this?
Would making a change to the service today present too high a risk to the University?
Restricted change period

Getting help

Support contact
Financials Service Desk
01865 (2)84800
Support hours08:00 - 17:00, Mon - Fri*
Out-of-hours support
Portfolio CommitteeAdministration Portfolio (Finance)
Service SponsorTaylor, Charlotte
Service owner
D’Mellow, Claire
Service manager
Dougan, Jok

* except bank holidays and University closure days

How do I...?

I want to...

Raise a support call

Initially contact your Divisional Finance team. Refer to url under More Information

Request training

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