Memorial Day Holiday
System Announcement The AASBS Help Desk will be closed on Monday, May 30th 2016 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.
AASBS Maintenance Window Notification
System Announcement The AAS Business Systems Portal will be undergoing system maintenance from Friday, June 3, 7:00 PM EST - Sunday, June 5, 10:00 PM EST. The Purpose of this Maintenance release is to deploy the following: -GAMS Maintenance The AAS Business Systems Portal is accessible with ENT credentials during this time. As always, if you need assistance while using the AAS Business Systems Portal, please call our Support desk at 877-472-4877 or email: email@example.com
Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) to STENNIS
System Announcement The Assisted Acquisition Services Business System (AAS BS) is physically moving from Sterling, VA to the STENNIS data center in Mississippi. In preparation for this effort GSA IT and their support contractors have formalized a build out and migration plan to communicate the schedule with anticipated AAS BS COOP transition and potential downtime windows. Here are the key dates of this migration: AAS Practice Failover Verification to COOP - Friday, 5/6/2016 to Saturday, 5/7/2016 | AAS Failover to COOP - AAS BS offline 9PM ET Friday 5/20/2016 until 6AM ET Monday, 5/23/2016. During this window all users will be unable to access the portal and process any data. | COOP Failback to STENNIS - AAS BS offline 9PM ET Friday, 6/3/2015 until 6AM ET Monday, 6/6/2016. During this window all users will be unable to access the portal and process any data. Note: During this transition (20 May 2016 through 3 June 2016) end users may experience performance degradation while our system is in COOP. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. For assistance while using the AAS Business Systems Portal, please contact our Support Desk at 877-472-4877 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AAC & Program Type Release
System Announcement AASBS have introduced the following enhancements: TOS Activity Address Code Enhancements, ITSS Activity Address Code & Program Type Renaming Enhancements, ITSS Funding Program Type Renaming Enhancements, ITOMS Program Type Renaming Enhancements, and ASSIST Registration Enhancements
System Announcement As we enter into the New Year, we have a lot of critical production implementation happening to the IT-Solutions Shop (ITSS) Funding Application and Integrated Task Order management System (ITOMS) with the implementation of Billing and Accounts Receivable (BAAR) project. This also includes the introduction of a new OMIS web application. We have provided training to introduce the following: Purpose of BAAR | New OMIS web application that includes NBA BAAR integration, navigation, Interagency Agreements, Accounts, Funding, Account Funding, IA Billings, Review Bills, Process Corrections, and XAction Forms | ITSS Funding changes to funding documents, citations (agreements, fee/credit fee billing, and SAF funding changes | ITOMS changes to billing, accruals, funding/citations, assigning funds/task order funding (TOF), validations, and flat files | ASSIST search pages for agreement, billing, and accrual transactions within ITSS, ITOMS, and OMIS (i.e., TOS). Training materials are available via this help doc: https://web.itss.gsa.gov/itss/v41_helpdocs.nsf/LUindex/OMISBAARFEDSIMUSERS2016020
APM version 2.0 enhancements
System Announcement AASBS has activated ASSIST Acquisition Planning Module version 2.0 enhancements for GSA employees. Please refer to the November 2015 release documentation for enhancement specifications.
Internet Explorer 11 Updates
System Announcement The AAS Business Systems deployed a system enhancement to address Internet Explorer 11 updates. Users will now experience better compatibility with web standards, web browsers, and legacy websites. This release also corrected known IE11 compatibility issues in ASSIST, RBA, NBA, and the AASBS Portal, and should prevent the ASSIST, ITOMS, and TOS applications from displaying incorrectly. If you are experiencing compatibility issues, please follow the troubleshooting steps found here - https://web.itss.gsa.gov/itss/v41_helpdocs.nsf/LUindex/IE11CompatibilityMode. If you require additional assistance, please contact the AASBS Help Desk at tel: (877) 472-4877 or email: email@example.com.
Changing Password - Clients and Contractors
System Announcement For Client and Contractor users: you may change your ASSIST password at any time, but must change it every 90 days. You may access instructions on how to change your password at the following URL : https://web.itss.gsa.gov/itss/v41_helpdocs.nsf/LUindex/ChangePassword
GWAC & OASIS Management Modules Renamed
System Announcement The GWAC and OASIS Management Modules have been renamed to the Contract Payment Reporting Module, or CPRM. In order to better serve our Customers and Industry Partners, the GWAC Management Module and the OASIS Management Module have been combined into a single module named the Contract Payment Reporting Module (CPRM). Users who previously had access to the GWAC and/or OASIS Management Modules now have access to the CPRM. The CPRM provides all the same features and functionality that the GWAC and OASIS Management Modules provided, but in a single system/module to better support the needs of the GWAC, Connections, and OASIS Program Offices. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the AASBS Help Desk at AASBS.firstname.lastname@example.org or (877) 472-4877.
News and Information
The Central Invoice Service (CIS) has been deployed, effective 8-December-2014!
Effective immediately...all new invoices submitted to the AAS Business Systems (RBA, NBA) MUST BE submitted through CIS. Any RBA invoice submitted to GSA Finance after 05-December-2014 will be auto-rejected and must be re-submitted through the Central Invoice Service.
So what can you expect now that CIS has been deployed into the ASSIST framework?:
· Fewer rejections, as the service includes streamlined, enhanced invoice entry and validations to prevent submission errors;
· Greater transparency with invoice payment tracking information;
· For ITSS acquisitions…no more dual submission!...a single invoice submission into the Central Invoice Service eliminates any need for redundant submission to GSA Finance and ITSS;
· For TOS acquisitions…online client access to review invoices in real-time;
· Better reporting via real-time, on-demand reports available at your fingertips;
· Convenient summary details about historical and in-process invoices combining all invoices across applications; and,
· Improved help content with extensive ‘tool-tips’ and ‘in-form’ help.
Learn more by reviewing the attached recorded training sessions....