The Capital Assets module has two parts:
The KFS Capital Assets Management (CAM) module allows you to view and update assets purchased through Cornell's financial system, as well those received as gifts, transfers, or furnished by the government. CAM documents allow you to edit asset information, including description, location, and condition. They are also available to process interdepartmental transfers, retire assets, and track component parts and warranty/repair information.
Note: This module can capture information for both capital and non-capital assets.
The Capital Asset Builder (CAB) is the part of the Capital Assets module used by central staff that creates and processes movable capital additions. It pulls together information from the General Ledger (Financial Processing (FP) documents) and the Purchasing module to create assets or add payments to existing assets.
CAB receives Accounts Payable (PURAP) and General Ledger (FP) transactions as a result of nightly batch jobs that are used to create CAB documents. The batch jobs look for particular object code subtypes that have been posted to the ledger. These batch jobs also create general ledger capitalization entries on plant fund accounts for specific organizational units that are used to track the value of the assets and their corresponding depreciation.
Capital Asset e-docs allow you to create, maintain, and retire asset records, as well as provide for inventory management and other aspects of managing assets, including warranty and repair information. As with all KFS e-docs, they are based on predefined rules and automated workflow. Some of the more significant e-docs are listed below.