UW Research

August 21, 2023

SAGE Updates: 8/14 – 8/18

Please review the below summary of SAGE updates, newly released features, and helpful resources. We will continue to provide updates on changes made to the SAGE Suite in the coming weeks. If you have any questions or encounter any issues, please reach out to sagehelp@uw.edu.

Completed Updates

  • SAGE Budget Delete Button: When a SAGE Budget is connected to an Award Setup Request, the ability to delete the budget is now inactive.
  • Award Setup Request Visibility for Ad Hoc Approvers: Ad hoc Award Setup Request approvers who have access to the Award Setup Request but not the connected SAGE Budget can now view and approve the request. Award Preparers still need to add the ad hoc approver as a general collaborator to the Award Setup Request in order for the request to show up on the ad hoc approver’s request list.
  • SAGE Budget Rounding: SAGE Budget totals, when rounded to whole numbers, were at times showing $1 differences due to rounding errors. This resulted in the Award Setup Request and Workday submitted totals being off from the SAGE Budget summary page total by $1. Now, Award Setup Request and Workday sent totals are adjusted to appropriately sum up the worksheet rounded totals.
  • Modification Request Form Defaulted Information: By default, the “Modification Application” field will now be blank until the user searches and selects an eGC1.
  • eGC1 “Contacts & Access” Navigation: SAGE users listed as an Award Preparer and Access User with read/write permissions can now navigate away from the eGC1 “Contacts & Access” section.
  • Award Authorized Start & End Date Visibility: The “Award Authorized Start Date” and “Award Authorized End Date” both display on the Modification Review & Submit page and Request Summary page when the “Funding & Budgeting Changes” modification category is selected.

New Features

  • Change the eGC1 Linked to an Award Setup Request: Users can now change which eGC1 is connected to an active Award Setup Request.
    • Coming soon: Change the SAGE Budget linked to an Award Setup Request.
  • Delete an Award Modification Request: Users can now delete a Modification Request in “Composing” status. SAGE users cannot delete Modification Requests created by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) in SAGE Central and sent to campus to complete (even though status is “Composing”).

Helpful Resources

  • SAGE Office Hours: Save the date for the next SAGE Office Hours on Thursday, August 24, from 1 – 2 p.m.
  • SAGE Budget Class: Register for the SAGE Budget class on Thursday, August 31, from 1 – 3 p.m.
  • SAGE Job Aids: Review the new SAGE job aids on the UWFT for the Research Community page.
  • SAGE Prioritized Issues & New Features: Visit this page for a comprehensive list of active SAGE issues, new features coming soon, and how and when to contact our support offices.

As always, we thank you for your support and feedback.

The Office of Research Information Services