Job Aids & Training


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For more information on UMass BuyWays, see the UMass BuyWays overview page.

Drop-In Support

Our Purchasing and Strategic Contracting staff offer drop-in support on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. in our offices at Wannalancit Business Center, Suite 415 at 600 Suffolk Street.  During a drop-in session you are encouraged to bring in requisitions that you would like to enter, and the staff will walk you through the process step-by-step. Kindly email us in advance of your visit so we may be prepared for your arrival.  

Comprehensive Training

Our staff also offers introductory training on the second Wednesday of each month. These sessions will cover an overview of the UMass BuyWays system, roles, profile set-up and maintenance, shopping cart creation (catalog and non-catalog), shopping cart assignment, requisitioning, change orders, contracts, and approving.

Register for BuyWays training:

Basic Aids

Function Text Resource Interactive
Approver Basics Job Aid (pdf)
Account Code to Commodity Crosswalk
Excel (Searchable doc)
Document Search Quick Reference Guide Job Aid (pdf)  
Homepage Navigation Job Aid (pdf)
Navigation 101 (Phoenix) Video 
Receiver Basics Job Aid (doc)
Requisitioner Basics Job Aid (pdf)
Shoppers Getting Started Job Aid (pdf)
Shoppers Quick Reference Guide Job Aid (doc)
Saving Searches Quick Reference Guide Job Aid (pdf)

Advanced Aids

Function Text Resource Interactive
Acting On a Returned Requisition Job Aid (doc)
Adding Items From a Punch-out Supplier Job Aid (doc)
Approver Acting On a Requisition Job Aid (pdf)
Assigning Budget Information Job Aid (doc)
Creating and Using Favorites
Creating a Shopping Cart Job Aid (doc)
Document Search Job Aid (pdf)
Entering Non Catalog Items
Removing a Punch-out Item Job Aid (doc)
Requisitioner Acting On a Requisition Job Aid (pdf)
Requisitioner Assigning Budget Information Job Aid (pdf)
Shopping NonCatalog Items Job Aid (pdf)
Submitting a Cart
Updating Your Profile
BuyWays Approving Manual (pdf) UPK
BuyWays Procurement Manual (pdf) UPK
BuyWays Receiving Manual (pdf) UPK
BuyWays Requisitioning Manual (pdf) UPK
BuyWays Shopping Manual (pdf) UPK