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 purchases for any dollar amount. Any faculty and staff can create eReqs, but prior authorization is required to be an approver for State and UBF accounts. Principal Investigators can request delegation of authority for others to approve expenses.|
|Learn More||eReq System|
|ShopBlue e-Procurement 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 in a phased rollout, and is currently available to select departments for state and RF purchases for any dollar amount.|
|Authorization||ShopBlue is in a phased rollout. Before you use ShopBlue, please wait for an invitation from the ShopBlue implementation team to participate in training. Ask your department head or Unit Business Officer (UBO) about when your department is scheduled for ShopBlue training.|
|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.