University Procurement Office


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In July 2013, the University rolled out a new eProcurement system from SciQuest, which was branded UMass BuyWays.  BuyWays is used for purchasing goods and services needed by the University and replaced the requisitioning and Purchase Order processes which had previously been performed in PeopleSoft.

The goals of the BuyWays implementation are:

  • Improve the quality of service to users by providing an intuitive, 'Amazon-like' shopping experience for purchasing goods and services
  • Reduce maverick spend and Procard activity by directing users to University contracts and preferred vendors through the use of 'Punch-Out' and 'Hosted' catalogs
  • Increase the use of electronic transactions for purchase orders and invoices
  • Take advantage of early payment discounts, made possible by a more efficient invoicing process
  • Capture detailed, item level spend activity by campus to improve spend analysis capabilities and strategic sourcing efforts. 


BuyWays Phoenix Interface Navigation & Instruction

BuyWays Training Materials

Direct Payment Form Job Aid

Help Desk Reference Guide

Re-routing emails to Outlook folder

Review & Approve via E-Mai

Dell Job Aid for Quotes

APPLE Registration Job Aid (one-time registration to process returns)

APPLE Return Process Job Aid

APPLE Creating Quotes Job Aid


Office Max Welcome & General Information

Office Max Employee Purchase Program Guide & Job Aid

Office Max Employee Purchase Login Request Form


Purchasing Forms Page

BuyWays Newsletter - August

UMCEN BuyWays Catalog Vendor Contact List

Purchase Order Terms & Conditions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)  



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