RAM Reports and New Updates Just Released
Included below are highlights of key features and benefits to using RAM Reports along with a newly released update in Personnel Monthly views.
Benefits of Using RAM Reports
Improved Search and Ease of Navigation
Several search methods available to find sponsored project information, including by: RAMSeS award #, PS Project ID, Department ID, and PI. Users can also navigate easily throughout RAM Reports by clicking on blue hyperlinks.
Several Types of Expense, Projection, and Transaction Details
Detailed financial expenditures and projections available across all categories with hyperlinks to transactions details of ConnectCarolina and RAMSeS data.
New Enhancement in Personnel Monthly
Effective December 16
Robust Personnel Details Available
Several personnel reporting options, including projected salaries and access to expenditures for all individuals down to the specific transaction.
In the Personnel Monthly tab, the new update now reports the current month in two columns with actuals paid in grey and projections in white.
Features in “My Resources”
Users have access to a personalized reporting feature called “My Resources” that displays project information based on their pre-mapped roles for RAMSeS.
My Personnel Totals
This tab gives you an overview of all project personnel, along with their paid and projected salaries and the total percentage of their salary paid from the specific awards.
My Personnel Monthly
This tab provides a month-by-month breakdown of salary paid to each individual, and projected payments. The dropdown menu allows you to see totals for Salary, Fringe, Salary Cost Share, and Fringe Cost Share.
Reminder on PI Dashboard Decommission
In an effort to streamline the sources of financial data for sponsored projects, effective January 10, 2023, PI Dashboard in Infoporte will be decommissioned.
PI Dashboard was conceived as a reporting tool to assist campus administrators and faculty investigators with a high-level review of financial and personnel funding data on sponsored projects. RAM Reports provides access to the same sponsored projects data found in PI Dashboard with improved reporting and functionality.
Make your transition to RAM Reports Now!
RAM Reports Resources and Feedback Request
For more information on RAM Reports, visit the RAM Reports webpage and reference the updated guidance document. Importantly, OSP and ITS continuously strive to provide enhanced functionality in RAM Reports and welcome feedback. Click the button below to provide feedback & suggestions for future updates.
For questions on sponsored projects, please contact SponsoredPrograms@unc.edu.
For questions on RAM Reports, please refer to Get Help of the RAM Reports webpage.
For questions on PI Dashboard prior to decommission, please submit a ServiceNow request.
For questions on this announcement, please contact OSPCommunications@unc.edu.