University of California, San Diego
PURCHASING AND EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT DIVISION
October 20, 2004
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (excluding UCSD Healthcare)
We are pleased to announce that new features will be added to the High Value Purchase Requisition screens in FinancialLink effective Monday October 25, 2004. These enhancements are designed to improve customer service, enhance purchasing and payment processes, and meet new federal equipment management reporting requirements.
- Automated e-mail notification of Purchase Order (PO) approval: Requestors will now receive an automatic e-mail message when the professional buyer completes a purchase order, eliminating the need for the requestor to continuously check the status of their requisition.
- Previous PO number information: Requestors will now be able to refer to a previous purchase order when preparing requisitions for a replacement or follow-on requirements. This new field associates a previous purchase order and the new one, assisting requestors, Disbursements and Purchasing, in case the supplier submits an invoice using the expired number.
- Improvements for tracking accessories, fabrications and trade-ins: Three new questions have been added to the purchase requisition screens to record information that improves tracking of equipment related acquisitions of accessories, fabrications and trade-ins.
- Enhanced commodity code look-up features: Requestors and low value buyers can find and select commodity codes more easily and quickly. This new display provides greater control over the commodity code selection and display.
For detailed information on these enhancements, please see http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/requisitions.
We hope you find these improvements helpful and welcome your feedback.