Errors in Current Cal Answers Reports

September 22, 2021

Update 10/12:

 June 2021 Payroll dashboard Hours, Derived Effort, and Actuals Amount are no longer double and match the Finance and PI Portfolio dashboards. The last residual issue we are working on is that a handful of vouchers for June 2021 are still showing as "AP Accrual" instead of the purchase description.

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Update 10/9:

Business Unit Foundation transactions descriptions have been fixed to show donor names as expected. We are still working on these issues as the fix on 10/8 did not work:

  • June 2021 Payroll dashboard Hours, Derived Effort, and Actuals Amount are still showing double. It is showing as you expect and not doubled in the Finance and PI Portfolio dashboards.
  • A handful of vouchers for June 2021 are still showing as "AP Accrual".

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Update 10/8:

We are running a fix on 10/8 at 5 pm to resolve these two issues. Please note you may see inconsistent data on 10/8 5 pm-midnight while the fix is running.

  • June 2021 Payroll dashboard Hours, Derived Effort, and Actuals Amount are still showing double. It is showing as you expect and not doubled in the Finance and PI Portfolio dashboards.
  • A handful of vouchers for June 2021 are still showing as "AP Accrual".

We are looking into this issue:

  • Applying the description fix to the Business Unit Foundation transactions. This is relevant to you only if you work with gifts and endowments.

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Update 10/6:

The errors in the Finance and PI Portfolio dashboards are mostly resolved. Descriptions in the Finance and PI Portfolio dashboards for FY22 are showing as you expect:

  • BCS journals that were showing "BCS - Berkeley Campus Solutions" are broken out by student name again.
  • Vouchers that were showing as "AP Accrual" are showing item and voucher details again.

FY22 Payroll, Finance, and PI Portfolio dashboards' Hours, Derived Effort, and Actuals Amount are showing as you expect and not doubled.


We are still working on the following:

  • Applying this description fix to the Business Unit Foundation side transactions. This is relevant to you only if you work with gifts and endowments.
  • June 2021 Payroll dashboard Hours, Derived Effort, and Actuals Amount are still showing double. It is showing as you expect and not doubled in the Finance and PI Portfolio dashboards.
  • A handful of vouchers for June 2021 are still showing as "AP Accrual".

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Update 9/24:

The data issues in the Payroll dashboard have been resolved. We are actively working to resolve the errors in the Finance and PI Portfolio dashboards.

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Cal Answers Community,

Please be aware these Cal Answers dashboards are currently displaying incorrect information for FY22 in the following fields: 

Finance and PI Portfolio dashboards

  • Description
  • Detailed Description
  • Reference 

Note: Transaction amounts are correct in both the Finance and PI Portfolio dashboards.

Payroll dashboard

  • Hours
  • Derived Effort
  • Actual Amounts

BFS, SIS and other campus enterprise systems are not affected by this issue. We are working on a fix with the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) team and will inform you when resolved. 

In the meantime, please refer to the Cal Answers News and Alerts webpages for status updates. If you need further assistance, please contact the Cal Answers Help Desk at 664-9000 (option 1, then option 2) or calanswers-help@berkeley.edu

Thank you,

Cal Answers Team

Office of the Vice Chancellor of Finance