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Please share with the ConnectCarolina Finance users in your school/division. Updates will be sent on an as-needed basis instead of a weekly basis beginning Feb. 2016.

Top Issues

  • NEW! March month-end close deadline:  Validated campus journal entries and data collect batches (journal imports) should be received by Accounting Services by close of business Wednesday, March 30. It is critical that journal imports with state funds are submitted on or before this date.
  • NEW! Campus Vendor change coming soon: To make the Campus Vendor field label more user friendly, the labels will be changed in the next couple weeks. If Employee, Student, or Affiliate type is chosen, the fields will clearly state “Enter PID Only.” If Other type is chosen, the fields will clearly state “Enter TIN Only.”

    Currently, Campus Vendor offers four choices for Vendor Type: Employee, Student, Affiliate, or Other. The first three types are vendors that require users to have and enter the PID of the vendor and the Other type require users to have and enter the TIN. The current field label does not make this requirement clear.

    We will let users know when this change is live.

  • REMINDER! PAAT CBTs: We now have three CBTs posted online for PAAT: one for PAAT basic originators, one for PAAT approvers and one to explain reports.  The content in all three CBTs should be reviewed by both types of users to ensure everyone knows how the whole process works from beginning to execution.  Since PAAT is a very powerful tool, these trainings are mandatory for all PAAT users, including those who used the short-term retro tool. CBTs can be accessed from the Training drop-down menu at

Important Reminders and Resources

  • Current Issues List:  Check out the frequently updated list of Current Issues Being Worked.  This list, in the Issues/Fixes section of, contains current system issues raised via help tickets and/or testing.  For most of these, investigations into the causes and fixes are still taking place, but it can be used as a resource for users to know that the project team is aware of and working on specific system issues.


Users should utilize the Business Systems Help Desk when they are unsure who to contact for issue resolution. This is the fastest way to obtain assistance and allows the project team to be able to track issues to determine the scale of the impact to all users. Users can reach the Business Systems Help Desk at 919-962-HELP or via a remedy ticket submitted online at (select ConnectCarolina > ConnectCarolina Finance > the appropriate area of concern).
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