The alias is an unique, abbreviated identifier for the unique Project, Task, and Award ( PTA) combination. Certain sites on campus use business software that cannot accommodate the use of the PTA. As a workaround, a table has been created that will use a number that can be entered into the peripheral systems and translate into PTA in order to feed the charges to Oracle. The only sites using only the alias are the Mail Services and the Athenaeum. ASI Award Status Inquiry AutoCreate Afunction in Oracle Purchasing Module that takes a requisition line(s) and automatically creates a Purchase Order. This saves retyping and possible errors. It is also a time saving feature for the buyer. Award The term award has been used predominantly to identify a grant, contract, or other agreement derived from a sponsor. In the Oracle Grants Accounting environment, the concept of an award will be expanded to encompass all funding sources at the Institute. Award Management Data Award-level information regarding applicable terms and conditions, funding source contact information, cognizant individuals, funding history, etc.