Buy@Duke is a web-based e-procurement tool that will enable users to compare and select items from multiple vendors' catalogues into a single shopping cart, take advantage of negotiated discounts based on Duke’s volume purchasing power, eliminate paper requisitions, and customize electronic workflows at the unit level.
The system is accessible through the Duke@Work self-service website. Buy@Duke collects the contents of catalogs from suppliers and allows users to compare and select items from multiple vendors into one virtual shopping cart.
Buy@Duke allows users to assign cost object codes to each item in their virtual cart. The customized system then routes the cart for approval: some units may choose to send all shopping carts to the department head, while others may permit certain shopping carts to be approved by staff within the unit. The automated approval workflow ensures costs are correctly allocated before the purchase transaction is completed. This reduces paperwork for financial reconciliations and helps eliminate extra departmental recordkeeping to track grant expenses.
For an introduction to Buy@Duke, watch this short video.