Interpreting Plan and Forecast Data in MyReports

Data in the Plan and Forecast columns of the MyReports Operational and Management reports come from UPlan, UCSF’s planning system. The following will help you to correctly interpret the data in these columns.

How is Plan and Forecast Data Brought Into and Displayed in MyReports?

Data in the Plan and Forecast columns of the MyReports Operational and Management reports comes from UPlan, UCSF’s planning system:

  • Plans are created annually in UPlan during the spring for the next fiscal year and are fed to the data warehouse early in the fiscal year. Once the Plan is finalized the data is not updated during the fiscal year. MyReports pulls UPlan data from the data warehouse and incorporates it into the reports.
  • Forecasts are monthly updates to Plans developed in UPlan. Forecasts contain actual financial results for closed months and updated forecasts for the remainder of the year. Forecasts are fed to the data warehouse on the 15th of each month. Planners have until the 14th of each month to make any changes in their forecasts. MyReports pulls the forecast data from the data warehouse and incorporates it into the reports.

UPlan does not use the chart of accounts in exactly the same way as PeopleSoft. Review the attached quick reference for key differences in how data is displayed when viewing Operational and Management reports in MyReports.

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