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Approach

The implementation of buyW&M, W&M's name for the comprehensive procure-to-pay solution, began in April 2020 and will complete in 2021. In addition to a core project team made up of representatives from Procurement, Accounts Payable and IT, stakeholders from departments throughout W&M and VIMS are serving on the implementation team in advisory as well as functional user capacities. The involvement of campus partners is critical to the success of this initiative.

Given the wide range of functionality encompassed in buyW&M, the following phased implementation approach has been adopted:

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Project Phase buyW&M Module Functions Current Process(es)
1 Supplier Management Vendor Onboarding including Vendor Requests & Registrations eVA, Banner, DocuSign
2 eProcurement Shopping, Requisition Approvals, Order Delivery, Procurement Contract Compliance Tracking eVA, Banner
Invoicing Receiving, Invoice Creation, Invoice Matching and Approvals Email, Mail, Fax, In-person, Banner
3 Contracts+ Repository, Authoring, eSignature Cobblestone
Sourcing Events, Auction eVA