Learn about how to receive authorization to use UB business applications. Read the descriptions and consult with your supervisor, Dean’s Office, or Vice-President’s office to identify which applications may be most beneficial in performing your job duties.
Purpose: For state, UBF and RF online purchases up to $4,999 from custom web portals with FedEx, Fisher Scientific, and VWR.
Authorization: eProcurement Registration form
Learn More: eProcurement Program
Purpose: For state purchases up to $4,999, and UBF and RF purchases up to $2,500.
Learn More: Procurement Card Programs
Purpose: For state and RF purchases for any dollar amount. Any faculty and staff can create eReqs, but prior authorization is required to be an approver for State accounts. Principal Investigators can request delegation of authority for others to approve expenses
Learn More: eReq System
Purpose: ShopBlue is a fully integrated eProcurement system allowing authorized UB faculty and staff to place orders for necessary goods and services. ShopBlue is available for state, RF, and UBF purchases for any dollar amount.
Authorization: ShopBlue can be used by anyone with a valid UB appointment who needs to make a purchase for work. UBITName and password is required.
Learn More: ShopBlue e-Procurement System
SIRI is a web-based business intelligence system. It is UB's single authoritative source for financial, HR, research, student, enrollment and facilities data. The information is provided to you through the use of dashboards.
|Procurement||Operational||This dashboard includes eReq, inventory, procurement and payment data used for day to day operations.||Departmental personnel responsible for procurement related transactions. |
|Purchasing||Strategic||This dashboard contains strategic information for future planning. It includes supplier, commodity and department analysis||Strategic Users of SIRI (Use SIRI to make Financial and Procurement decisions)|
The RF Report center is an analytical tool allowing you to view data from the RF business system. RF Report Center provides reports through dashboards.
Request access to the RF Report center by following the below two steps:
When in doubt, find out! Consult with our purchasing agents for advice.
All procurement activity is subject to periodic audit to monitor compliance with policies and procedures.