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FASTRANS

FASTRANS is a process that allows campus departments to directly enter Financial accounting information into the Financial Accounting System (FAS). FASTRANS is an alternative to paper processing and provides timely updates that can be viewed online the next day.

FASTRANS Process overview:

  1. Create the File to Transfer
    In your department:
    Gather the financial transaction information
    Enter it into a spreadsheet or database program.
  2. Format the File by Transaction Type
    Format the file as a space-delimited file
    Save it as ASCII text
  3. Transfer the File
    Use a file transfer program to:
    Transfer the data to:
    fastrans.u.washington.edu
    Exit the file transfer process
    when the file has successfully been transferred.
  4. Name the File for Transfer
    Name it according to the FASTRANS naming conventions
  5. Submit the File
    Use telnet or another terminal emulation software package to
    Connect to:
    fastrans.u.washington.edu
    Submit the data to the Financial Accounting System.

    Transactions will normally be posted to the Financial Accounting and Purchasing Systems (FIN and PAS) the same evening, and may be verified online the day after processing. Financial transactions can be verified online in FIN using OFIS, the Online Financial Inquiry System. Purchasing transactions may be verified online using the inquiries in PAS.

Set up a new account:

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