Upcoming GASB GARS Update, Online Store Upgrade: Timing, Outage, and Impact

The FAF is pleased to announce that we have launched a new GASB online store and the launch of a new Governmental Accounting Research System™ (GARS) will follow.

The new GARS—both Basic View and Professional View—will maintain the content and functionality you are familiar with, but we also have realized a number of benefits through transitioning to a modern platform to support your engagement with our content and websites.

Check in with this site in the coming weeks for a preview of the new site, an update as to timing of the cutover, and answers to frequently asked questions.

GASB GARS: GARS New Subscription Freeze, Temporary Feature Freeze and Account Suspension of Services

As we prepare for the future GARS launch, there will be a number of suspended services and features.

All current GARS subscribers will have access to GARS during this time, but certain Professional View functions (annotations, bookmarks, feedback, saved search, history, etc.) will not be available until the new GARS platform is live.

We have also launched a new GASB online store. Please note that until the new GARS platform is launched, customers will not be able to make new purchases or initiate renewals of GARS, and administrators for ProView subscriptions will not be able to make any changes to their account, including adding or removing individual users from a subscription. To ensure uninterrupted service for renewing subscribers, all GARS subscriptions that are due to be renewed between now and September 30, 2022 will automatically be extended through September 30, 2022. Purchases for all other products will be available on the store.

We will provide updates on GASB.org as we approach the potential roll out date for GARS. We apologize for the suspension of service and inconvenience, and value you as a GASB stakeholder. As such, we will also be extending all paid GARS subscriptions for two additional months at no cost to current Professional View subscribers. We will add those months on to the end of all existing subscriptions.

Please check back here for updates, or you may reach out to gasbpubs@gasb.org with questions.