ShopUW+, UW System’s new cloud-based purchasing and payables platform, was launched on April 16. The system will provide benefits for everyone who work in the UW System. ShopUW+ replaces Shop@UW and individual campus systems and will make it easier to place and track orders, and reduce the time spent searching, buying, and approving purchases.
“We are excited about the ShopUW+ implementation which will enable us to streamline and integrate our accounts payable and purchasing processes. The online approvals and enhanced reporting will be helpful for all campus users,” SuAnn Detampel, Controller, UW-Green Bay said.
The paperless system will make it easier to place and track orders and will create many efficiencies to workflows.
“Implementation of this new solution will ultimately lead to the reduction of time spent by campus staff in searching, buying and approving purchases of goods and services,” said Ryan More, Director of Procurement, UW-Whitewater.
The implementation project started in the fall of 2019, but conversations and planning started much earlier. The project team, comprised of staff from across the UW System, has guided the build and implementation of ShopUW+, as well as training and support.
“The complete redesign of our Procure–to–Pay processes across all institutions couldn’t have been done without teamwork, starting with our Sponsors and project leaders, and the buy-in of every campus’s business services leadership,” said Tom Scrivener, Director, Procurement, UW-Milwaukee.