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Purchasing to Host Showcases for New Catalog Management Application - 08/30/10

Purchasing has scheduled several showcase events to introduce University requisitioners to its new Internet-based BOILERMART application, to be implemented Sept. 29.

BOILERMART will replace the current ePlus catalog management in SRM and will provide easy access to suppliers’ catalogs.

The first round of showcases will focus on the overall BOILERMART application. They are scheduled for:

        10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 14
        2-4 p.m., Sept. 14
        10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 15
        2-4 p.m., Sept. 20

All showcases will meet in Room 1142 of Lawson Computer Science Building, 305 N. University St.

Attendees of the BOILERMART showcases must preregister online through PREMIS to ensure their place in the classroom. After logging in, click “Business Systems,” then “Supply Chain Purchasing (SRM),” then “BMRT 150 – BOILERMART Showcase.” Select the desired meeting time and follow the instructions to complete the enrollment process.

Supplier-focused showcases will be announced at a later date.

The similarities and differences between BOILERMART and ePlus will be demonstrated in the showcases. For example, the BOILERMART link will replace the ePlus link, so access will be similar; and the way to create a describe requirement shopping cart will remain the same. However, the appearance of the screens in BOILERMART and ePlus will be different.

BOILERMART will be incorporated into the “SRM 201—Create a Shopping Cart” and “SRM 251—SRM for Requisitioners” training to keep requisitioners and others updated about Purchasing processes, products and services at the University. BOILERMART is a product of SciQuest, an e-procurement management firm.

Please direct questions and comments about these sessions to the Business Services Training and Communications team at BSTCHelp@purdue.edu.


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