Common Financial System (CFS)

The data management system for CSU, Chico is PeopleSoft which includes a suite of interrelated software for Human Resources, Student and Academic Records, and Financials.  You may have already been granted access to the Common Management System (CMS) by Human Resources and/or the Office of the Registrar.  The login for these modules can be found here, on the bottom left of the human resources homepage. 

In Financial Services, PeopleSoft refers to the Common Financial System (CFS).  Management of CFS takes place at the Chancellor’s Office rather than locally as is the case with CMS.  The link to CFS is located at, located in “Tools and Services/Financial Tools/Common Financial System.”  We recommend that you bookmark this page on your web browser. 

To access financial data or initiate the purchase requisition process, you will need authorization to access CFS.  To gain this access, please complete the CFS Security Authorization Form and submit it to Financial Services, Kendall Hall 210. 

Please note that you will use your regular campus credentials to login to CFS to enter a purchase requisition, not the credentials you have established to login to CMS.

If you have questions or would like assistance, please email FINCFS or call Financial Services, ext. 5103.