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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Technology Services

BTS HelpDesk: 503-823-5199

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 1111, Portland, OR 97204

Where Did My Colleague Learn So Much About SAP Finance?!?


Have you ever wondered how your colleague knows just what report to use to get to the information they need, and how they always seem to be “in the know” for any changes in SAP? My guess would be your colleague is a card-carrying member of the City of Portland SAP FILO User Group!

What’s a FILO User Group you might ask?  Let’s break it down………….

  1. What does FILO stand for?  It’s not “first in, last out.” FILO is an abbreviation for Finance and Logistics which encompasses the SAP Finance Modules

Currently FILO SAP modules implemented by the City of Portland include: AA (Asset Accounting), AP (Accounts Payable), AR (Accounts Receivable), CO (Cost Accounting), FM (Funds Management), GL (General Ledger), GM (Grants Management), MM (Materials Management), PS (Project Systems), and SD (Sales Distribution).

  1. User—a City of Portland employee who “uses” any of the SAP FILO modules.  Use could range from occasionally viewing a report to spending the majority of one’s time entering, viewing and analyzing data in SAP.
  2. Group—a number of persons bound together by common interests.

The FILO User Group meets quarterly in the Auditorium (2nd floor) of the Portland Building for the express purpose of providing networking opportunities and an open forum for discussion for all FILO users.  Topics include tips and tricks, report usage, system updates, explanations of business processes, Q & A, and we even have some fun!

Join us on June 12th, Sept. 11th, and Dec. 11th from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Auditorium of the Portland Building.  If you would like to be included in the mailing list for these meetings and receive advance notice and agendas, please contact Jen Clodius at

Are you just finding out about these, or missed a session in the past? You can view all past user group agendas and presentations here.


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