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SWIFT Update September 22, 2022

EProcurement Module Reminder

As a reminder, the EProcurement module was recently updated.

IMPORTANT! Carefully follow the steps from the updated EProcurement/Requisitions quick reference guides to create and process requisitions.

If you are having issues, please review the steps for the particular requisition or process. If that doesn't work, clear your cache in your Internet browser. If both of those actions do not fix the issue, only then contact the SWIFT Help Desk.

For more information about the EProcurement module, review these resources. 

Hot Topic: How to Clear Cache in your Browser

Help Desk Hot Topics feature frequently asked questions answered by the SWIFT Help Desk. Use this topic as a friendly reminder of a process or as an opportunity to learn something new!

Question: How do I clear my cache in my browser?

Answer: “Clearing the cache” means deleting browsing history. Clear the cache on your Internet browser when:

  • You have unexpected errors in your SWIFT transaction.
  • The SWIFT pages fail to load, do not load correctly, or display the “404 Error” message.
  • There are financial management system upgrades or issues.

The MN.IT and SWIFT Help Desk recommends regularly refreshing your Internet browser.

The Clearing Browsing History and Cache guide provides directions on how to clear your cache for Internet browsers.

System Maintenance: Sunday, October 2, 2022

On Sunday, October 2, 2022, the system maintenance window will be extended to 8 p.m. We do not expect users to be affected. You may experience intermittent system outages during this maintenance window. These outages are not expected to last long. If you have issues with one of the systems after the maintenance window, sign in again.

Impacted systems include:

  • Self Service
  • Recruiting Solutions
  • SWIFT (Including Supplier Portal and Mobile Inventory)
  • EPM Data Warehouse
  • Appropriate Maintenance Application (AMA)
  • Budget Planning and Analysis System (BPAS)
  • Capital Budget System (CBS)
  • Fiscal Note Tracking System (FNTS)
  • Learning Management (ELM)

We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Thank you,
The MMB Systems team

Reminder: Notice on End of Fergus Falls Local Tax   

The Minnesota Department of Revenue will no longer administer the following sales and use taxes effective October 1, 2022:

The sales and use tax rate changes apply to sales made on or after October 1, 2022. They will be in addition to all other taxes in effect. Local sales tax applies to retail sales made and taxable services provided within the local taxing area (county/city limits). The tax applies to the same items that are taxable under the Minnesota sales and use tax law.

Agencies entering purchase orders prior to the October 1, 2022 tax effective date, will have the old rate calculated and will need to update their purchase orders.

Purchase orders entered in SWIFT on or after October 1, 2022, will calculate the new tax rates for each county/city. Existing purchase orders and/or their vouchers will need to be adjusted to pay the correct tax if delivery occurs after various dates. Please note that the dates will be different based on whether goods or construction materials are being delivered. Check the tax notice for the affected city for the correct dates.

For assistance in changing the sales tax on a purchase order, please consult the Update Sales Tax Settings on Purchase Orders guide.  

Reminder: Impact of New Local Tax

Please see the Minnesota Department of Revenue tax notice for the appropriate city or county for guidance in handling purchase orders and payments during the transition period.

Impact on Accounts Payable: Vouchers entered in SWIFT on or after the tax effective date will calculate the new tax rates for each county/city if the Invoice Date is on or after the tax effective date. If the Invoice Date is before the tax effective date, SWIFT will exclude the new tax rates. Please review the tax calculation carefully prior to payment on all vouchers with Ship To locations within these jurisdictions.

Impact on Purchase Orders: SWIFT will be updated with the new tax codes for all existing Ship To addresses located in the affected cities. New purchase orders, created on or after October 1, 2022, will calculate the new rate of tax for the ship to addresses within those counties/cities. Existing purchase orders may or may not need to have the tax code updated on the PO if payment can be processed during any allowed grace period(s), again, see the general notice for each county/city. Previously any Ship To addresses in affected cities may have used the tax code of 0000, State Tax only. To calculate the new combined rate, state and local tax rate, the tax code(s) on the purchase order must be updated to the new tax code(s) from the 0000 tax code. Because of the various transition rules, these codes will not be updated by SWIFT and must be updated by the purchase order buyer. 

SWIFT and EPM Data Warehouse Training

The SWIFT Training team offers online training through webinars, training guides, video tutorials, eLearning, and one-on-one sessions.

  • Webinars/Labs: Enroll in online training for SWIFT and the EPM Data Warehouse on Enterprise Learning Management (ELM). See Upcoming SWIFT Training below. Webinars and labs run for 60 to 120 minutes. They include live demos of SWIFT and EPM Data Warehouse processes. SWIFT training options are webinars. Some of the EPM training are labs so that you can follow along and create and save your own reports or My Dashboard.
  • SWIFT Training Guides and Video Tutorials: Find quick reference guides and a user guide on our Training Guides page and video tutorials on our Training Videos page.
  • EPM Data Warehouse Training: Locate quick reference guides on our EPM Warehouse Training page. Topics include the most common EPM Data Warehouse processes and SWIFT reports.
  • eLearning: Complete self-paced training in ELM. After learning the material at your own pace and passing the quiz, you can request a Certificate of Completion.
  • One-On-One Sessions: Still feeling stuck? Request a one-on-one training session by emailing us at

Upcoming SWIFT Training

To enroll in a SWIFT training, sign in to Self Service or the Administrative Portal and select the Learning Management tile.

  1. On the Find Learning tile, enter “SWIFT” in the search field, and press the Search button.
  2. From the Search Results, select the webinar you would like to take.
  3. Press the Enroll button, and check your email later for an invitation with instructions on how to attend the webinar.

Currently, there are seats still available for the following webinars and eLearning.






Introduction to SWIFT eLearning


Self-Paced Class


Strategic Sourcing eLearning


Self-Paced Class


Create and Save the Manager’s Financial Report lab

September 29, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


Introduction to SWIFT Reporting webinar

October 4, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


Create and Save a New Analysis lab

October 6, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Create a SWIFT All Expenditures Report in EPM lab

October 11, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Use SWIFT Standard Reports in EPM lab

October 20, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Create Vouchers Overview webinar

October 26, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Create Purchase Orders Overview webinar

October 27, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Build a My Dashboard for SWIFT Reports lab

November 2, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Strategic Sourcing Part 1: Create, Post, Approve Events webinar

November 3, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Strategic Sourcing Part 2: Analyze and Award Events webinar

November 3, 2022

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Create a Supplier Contract Shell webinar

November 8, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Import and Process a Contract Document Electronically webinar

November 8, 2022

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

SWIFT Help Desk

Contact the SWIFT Help Desk for any SWIFT-related questions or issues.

Phone: 651-201-8100, option 2

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed holidays)

When contacting the SWIFT Help Desk, make sure to include details about your question or issue, including:

  • Your Business Unit
  • Description of the issue/question
  • SWIFT Module (Accounts Payable, Purchase Orders, etc.)
  • Transaction ID (Voucher ID, PO ID, etc.)
  • Error message print screen

Additional assistance can be found on the SWIFT Training Guides page.

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