Having a clear understanding of our frequently-used terminology at UVA allows us to better communicate and collaborate.  The purpose of this dictionary of business terms is to describe our common terms clearly, give visibility into differences between terms, and ensure agreement and consistency between business content and technical data.  Alignment on key terminology used at UVA means we can manage and analyze our data with clarity, trusting that the terms and elements we're using have a common meaning to all.


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While we transition from Oracle to Workday Financials, here is a crosswalk of legacy terms to new ones that might prove helpful.  Download it here.

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