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Terminology Concepts Relevant to SIS SIG Topics Prepared by Carol Boyer 7 20 2006 FAIC Financial Administrative Information Council From their website http www musc edu ocio imc working groups faic index shtm The FAIC serves as a subcommittee of the Information Management Committee IMC the FAIC provides input to the IMC regarding business processes as well as the use of technologies to improve financial and administrative activities across the MUSC enterprise The FAIC also works with Special Interest Groups SIGs helping to develop and apply policy and strategy and assists with operational oversight for all financial and administrative activities performed across the MUSC enterprise The bottom line for us Any project that requires manpower or money must have a business plan presented to the FAIC for approval before proceeding Members of the FAIC are non OCIO IS OCIO IS has only unofficial representation http www musc edu ocio imc working groups faic members shtml Colleague R18 Upgrade Standard Colleague workflows are not affected so end users do not require re training on Colleague s forms or their business processing The biggest impact for end users a the requirement to use UI b the loss of the colon prompt The colon prompt is where super users currently write and run reports queries In R18 reports that are already written can be added to a menu and run from within Colleague The super users are primarily Carol George Sandra Billy New queries can be written in R18 using Query Builder but it doesn t have all the features and functions available at the colon prompt Computed Column new term for what was previously known as a virtual field or Idescriptor These are calculated values as opposed to data values that are entered into the database A data field would be something like LAST NAME where Smith is a value that was typed in or imported from a file A computed column would be a field like AGE which subtracts the person s birthdate which is stored in a data field from



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