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PeopleSoft Finance/WaveNet Training Course Descriptions

 Credit Card Reallocation & Substantiation

Reallocation is the two-step process of updating the ChartString for each University Credit Card transaction and validating your budget.

Topics include:

  • reallocating monthly expenses
  • updating multiple transactions
  • viewing credit card activity
  • and reviewing business processes and time-frames.

Substantiation is the two-step process of documenting all business related expenses under IRS regulations.

Topics include:

  • step-by-step instruction of submitting and approving your monthly credit card statement with receipts
  • and the use of Adobe Acrobat XI to combine receipt files into a single PDF

This class is recommended for all new University Credit Card holders and/or their proxy.

 Travel and Expense Reimbursements

Pepperdine University will reimburse employees for out-of-pocket expenses incurred during the execution of University business.

This multi-hour, hands-on session includes:

  • an exercise in entering an expense report in PeopleSoft with different expense types
  • an exercise in downloading and completing the mileage log form
  • an exercise in combining pdfs using Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • attaching receipts to support the expense
  • plenty of information regarding the do's and dont's of completing an expense report
  • a fifteen minute break halfway through the session.

Audience: For employees (or their proxy) using the PeopleSoft Travel & Expense module, including personal vehicle mileage reimbursement while traveling on University business.


This training session is recommended for new Requesters and will include the discussion of specific requisition policies and procedures. The hands on session includes:

  • creating a requisition
  • submitting and releasing the requisition for approval
  • attaching supporting documents
  • finding and copying requisitions
  • viewing the Work-flow Status

Audience: For all employees designated as a requester with little or no experience in creating Requisitions the finance system.

 Simpler Budget Reporting

Simpler is designed to allow a wide-range of users to retrieve financial information in a user-friendly and easy to read format.

This class is targeted for users who would like a structured hands on training session to learn the Simpler reporting tool and be better equipped in using Simpler for budget balance reports and transaction reports.

Note: You must have access to Simpler enabled in your WaveNet profile, in order to take this class. Find out how to request access on the Finance website.

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