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What to know before you begin

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What’s my role?

Confirm your ShopUW+ and ChemManager+ roles before you begin working:

  • Log in to ShopUW+
  • Click the Profile icon
  • Click on View My Profile
  • From the left column, click on User Roles and Access
  • Click on and Assigned Roles to see your role

If you have questions about why you have been assigned your role, please email your Campus Contact. Your training will show how your role interacts with the other roles described below.

Role: Shopper

  • Fill carts for catalog vendors and assign to a Requester
  • Initiate a requisition for a traditional PO and assign to a Requester
  • Shopper security role automatically assigned to every UW Employee
  • Do not need to enter a funding string, but they can attach documents and comments
  • Cannot initiate Direct Payments (DPs), Payments to Individuals (PIRs), Refund of Receipts (RORs)

Role: Requester

  • Perform all of the functions of the Shopper
  • Review and submit requisitions and transactions
  • Create and submit Direct Payments (DPs), Payments to Individuals (PIRs), Refund of Receipts (RoRs) Verify and finalize accounting and shipping information
  • Attach necessary documentation
  • Add comments if needed

Role: Approver

  • Cannot approve their own requisitions or payment requests
  • Review requisitions, transactions, and payment requests, returning, rejecting, forwarding, adding comments, and approving as appropriate
  • If there is not an approver different from the requester in the workflow, the request will get stuck and must be cleared by an administrator

Do I have to take training before using ShopUW+?

Training is not required. However, completing all of your recommended training courses in order is going to help you understand the platform and help you work confidently in the quickest way possible.

You will learn how to complete common workflows and get answers to your questions as you work through the modules. You will continue to have access to the modules for future reference.

ShopUW+ training courses

I’m ready! Where do I start?

Great! After you review the resources and complete your trainingyou will be ready for ShopUW+. Get started now. 

Assistance using ShopUW+

We are working to resolve accessibility barriers in ShopUW+. To learn about the accessibility and usability of ShopUW+, go to ShopUW+ – Accessibility and Usability Information KB. 

If you need accessibility assistance, want to report an accessibility barrier, or if you are having difficulty using ShopUW+ or any of the training materials, email