Kuali Financial System Basics Guide

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The Kuali Financial System (KFS) is the Financial System for all UCI departments and all University funds are managed through this system. This guide will cover the basic tools and information needed to create documents, perform lookups, and understand the electronic workflow.

NOTE: When viewing or editing information on a KFS screen do not use your browser's Back button (or a Go Back command). Using the Back button could result in an error requiring you to exit your browser and start over. 

The KFS eDoc 

KFS users initiate documents electronically. In KFS these are called electronic documents, commonly abbreviated to “eDoc.” Anyone who initiates, reviews, or approves transactions in KFS will interact with eDocs.

An eDoc is a request for an action to be recorded within the system. The eDoc generally must be reviewed and approved before the requested action takes effect.

For additional information on individual documents, please see our Document Types page. 

The KFS Action List

When an eDoc is routed to a KFS user, it will arrive in that user's Action List with one of the following action requests: Approve, Acknowledge, or FYI.