Frequently Asked Questions
 
Below is a list of a few of the Frequently Asked Questions that have been asked during demonstrations of the eCPIC software. For more frequently asked questions on the eCPIC software, please download the eCPIC FAQ document.
 
Does eCPIC have the functionality to score investments?
 
Agencies are able to add Scoring processes by tailoring the Scoring Workflow in the Admin module. Custom views of the data can then be created to group and organize Investments according to how they have been Scored. The Scoring Module, introduced in eCPIC Version 3.0, provides the functionality to score investments.
 
Does eCPIC have a collaboration tool?
 
eCPIC delivers collaborative tools, such as a Resource Library with public and private access, Global E-mail for sending messages to all active users and contacts, and News postings that allow you to create custom messages with a specified lifespan that are viewed by all users on the home page. Messaging within investments is also provided.
 
Is eCPIC Section 508 compliant?
 
eCPIC has gone through 508 Compliance testing at the Department of Education and has been deemed 508 Compliant.
 
Can investments reside in multiple portfolios simultaneously?
 
Yes. Investments can reside in multiple portfolios.
 
If reporting guidelines are modified by OMB, who is responsible for incorporating these changes into a production system, the system vendor or the customer? Who pays for these modifications?
 
When OMB modifies requirements in the upcoming budget year, a software release will be available to Agencies to ensure that they can enter data and create reports against the budget year’s requirements. SLA members receive these software modifications at no additional cost.
 
Is there an additional cost associated with adapting eCPIC to meet changing OMB requirements?
 
No. Agencies that are part of the eCPIC Service Level Agreement (SLA) receive software updates at no additional cost. The software or database modifications that could be required as a result of new OMB requirements will be provided in the form of a software update downloadable from a central location.