IMS Maintenance: Application/Service Unavailability September 23-24
Posted on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:26:43
The identity management system (IMS) providing user authentication for Blackboard, CUNYfirst, CUNYsmart, DegreeWorks, FACTS and the Virtual Bookstore will undergo maintenance on Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24.
This maintenance results in intermittent application/service unavailability as follows:
Blackboard: Intermittently unavailable 6-7pm on Sat, September 23 and 10am-2pm on Sun, September 24 CUNYfirst: Intermittently unavailable 6-7pm on Sat, September 23 ** CUNYsmart: Intermittently unavailable 6-7pm on Sat, September 23 and 10am-2pm on Sun, September 24 DegreeWorks: Intermittently unavailable 6-7pm on Sat, September 23 and 10am-2pm on Sun, September 24 FACTS: Intermittently unavailable 6-7pm on Sat, September 23 and 10am-2pm on Sun, September 24 Virtual Bookstore: Intermittently unavailable 6-7pm on Sat, September 23 and 10am-2pm on Sun, September 24
** CUNYfirst will also be unavailable during its monthly maintenance from 7pm on Sat, September 23 to 7pm on Sun, September 24
CUNYfirst September Close: CUNYfirst unavailable starting 9 PM on Fri, September 29
Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:52:42
The CUNYfirst month-end financial closing activities for September will take place from 9 pm on Friday, September 29 to 1 am on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
During this time the CUNYfirst Human Capital (HCM) and Campus Solutions (CS) functions will not be available.
CUNYfirst September Maintenance: CUNYfirst unavailable starting 7 pm on Sat, September 23
Posted on Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:50:20
The CUNYfirst hosting partner has scheduled its monthly system maintenance the weekend of September 23, 2017. CUNYfirst will be unavailable for up to 24 hours.
Maintenance Start: 7 pm ET on Saturday, September 23, 2017
Maintenance End: 7 pm ET on Sunday, September 24, 2017
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CUNYfirst – which stands for Fully Integrated Resources and Services Tool – is a suite of software that has replaced many of our aging computer systems in the areas of Student Administration, Finance and Human Resources. The ongoing implementation of all CUNYfirst applications involves a multi-year process with CUNY colleges being brought online several institutions at a time. The new software continues to play a key role in helping the University realize its goal of an integrated CUNY.
Featuring an interconnected University-wide system that effectively ties into and manages students' education and records; faculty/staff employment and benefits information; and all College business operations
Industry Best Practices
Putting into place systems and procedures that comply with CUNY's common goal of providing the best customer service to our students, faculty, staff and community
Standardization without loss of identity
Implementing common processes that can be accepted across the University while allowing campuses to continue their unique missions
Making available modern systems and processes that allow the user more control and flexibility
Accurate and timely information to better serve students, faculty and staff
Accessing information in real time
Replacement of aging computer systems
Retiring systems that have reached their capacity and replacing them with the most modern educational and business systems
Whom does CUNYfirst affect?
Everyone in CUNY. Students, faculty and staff are all affected in a positive way. With this integration, students' records are linked to business and finance systems, and personnel records for faculty and staff are connected University-wide.
What areas have acquired new systems?
CUNYfirst consists of three main sections: Campus Solutions (Student Administration), Human Resources and Finance. In each of these sections, new systems have changed the way we do business in a number of key areas:
As new CUNYfirst applications have been launched, various members of the BCC community, including students, have been trained on how to use the tools they need to succeed at Bronx Community College.