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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Materials Management

Statewide Financial System Shutdown (Bulletin 14-68 Update 3/2/15 sent via centerwide eMail)

As previously reported the Statewide Financial System (SFS) will be down for a three (3) week period due to a system upgrade. No State purchase orders or any invoices will be processed through the State system during the downtime. The downtime is scheduled from March 20th to April 12th.

  • If your department is holding any invoices please forward them to Accounts Payable MSC 54 for processing. Invoices received after March 16th will not be processed until after the shutdown.
  • Purchase Requisitions for one time orders must be received by March 13th to be processed by before the shutdown.

Please note:

· Lawson will not be affected; all departments using the Lawson system can continue as usual.
· Procurement Cards remain available, subject to the same established criteria.
· Contracts will continue to be available for use but no new contracts will be issued.
· FY 14/15 Blanket and Standing Orders can continue to be used during the downtime.

If you have any questions, please contact Martin Deane at extension 3199. Thank you.


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