Beginning in mid-August 2016, FFRA website content will be moving to the Northwestern IT site's new section for Administrative Systems.

NUFinancials Lifecycle Viewer

The Lifecycle Viewer is a way to track purchases visually as they move through the system. It uses icons and a green progress bar to show related requisitions, POs, receipts, vouchers, payments, and journals on a single page.

You can drill into, link to, and compare supporting documents and even find transactions when you don't have the requisition ID or PO ID.

Where to Find It

On the NUPortal Purchasing and Payments tab under Related Links.

There are also two ways to navigate to the Lifecycle Viewer in NUFin:

Purchasing > Purchase Order > Review PO Info > Lifecycle Viewer


Accounts Payable > Review Accounts Payable Info > Lifecycle Viewer


Training materials are available in FMS815: Requester Advanced Topics.



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