Streamlining the Purchasing Process – The Enhanced Penn Marketplace January 5, 2004.
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Streamlining the Purchasing Process – The Enhanced Penn Marketplace January 5, 2004
2 The Enhanced Penn Marketplace Building upon the success of the Penn Marketplace since its initial implementation in January 2002, the the enhanced Penn Marketplace hosted by SciQuest Incorporated was launched on January 5, 2004. The enhanced Penn Marketplace provides new features and functionality as well as a significant increase in the number of participating suppliers and availability of most commonly ordered products and Services from University preferred contract suppliers.
3 Benefits to Faculty and Staff The benefits of the enhanced Penn Marketplace include: –Access to products and services with Penn specific pricing from over 72 of the University’s most commonly used contract suppliers –Availability of Favorite Lists (individual & University lists) –Improved Searching capability –New Quick Order functionality –Integrated punch-out connections to designated University preferred contract supplier web sites for configurable products with Penn specific contract pricing
4 Enhanced Searching Capability Capabilities include: Favorite Lists Quick Order Functionality Advanced Search Browse by Supplier Browse by Category
8 Favorites Tab Folders currently available: My favorites (default folder) University favorites Office Supplies (Top 20) Laboratory Supplies (Top 20)
9 Quick Order If one exact match is found, item is returned automatically and added to the requisition If more than one match is found, search results will be presented. Select item to Order, enter Qty and add to the cart
15 Punch-out Each punch-out site contains on-line help Quantity must be updated once the shopping cart has been brought into BEN Buys
16 Favorites List Reference the “Favorites” guide created by FTD. It can be found at the following URL: http://www.finance.upenn.edu/ftd/weblearn/marketplace/Favorites_Lists.doc Create –An unlimited number of favorites lists can be created Modify/ Delete Rename Copy/ Move
17 Items that differ from the TPN hosted Penn Marketplace –Quick order search- new Marketplace only allows one item entered at a time –Multiple items can not be added to the requisition simultaneously –Wildcards are embedded in the search before and after the search criteria entered. Also known as Boolean search
18 Future Enhancements –Ability to sort items by price –Selecting more than one item from search results and adding to requisition
19 Other Upgrades –Remedy 5.1.2 Upgrading to new EXE. File Add Harmony as new client server/ Delete Prism –Morning of 1/5/2003- instructions will be sent –MarkView –JInitiator
20 Other Changes to the 1XX and 2XX reports Post go-live KT –January 2004
21 QUESTIONS? Please direct all questions to Vira Homick, eProcurement Manager in Purchasing Services at (phone) 215-898-9187 or (e-mail) email@example.com