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Penn Marketplace Enhancements Go Live on Monday, April 16

In anticipation of Go-Live, here are important dates you should consider as Penn users and its supplier community approach the launch of the enhanced Penn Marketplace.

Penn Marketplace Enhancements Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, March 28 – Web-based training launched for Preparers and Approvers on Knowledge Link
  • Friday, April 6 – Q&A Sessions begin and continue through the next four weeks
  • Sunday, April 8 – Multiple ship-to functionality on a single purchase order is removed in BEN
  • Wednesday, April 11 (5 p.m.) – No new suppliers may be submitted on paper PDA forms to Accounts Payable nor be added into BEN
    • All supplier onboarding will commence on Monday, April 16 in Penn Marketplace
  • Friday, April 13
    • (3:00 p.m.) All “in-process” Purchase Orders should be approved to avoid rejection from Purchasing Services
    • (5:00 p.m.) BEN Financials will be unavailable until Go-Live on Monday 4/16 at 8 a.m.
    • (5:00 p.m.) Preparers and Approvers should complete web-based training
  • Monday, April 16
    • (8:00 a.m.) Go-Live - all functionality is available including Supplier Onboarding, PO Invoicing, and Non-PO Payment Requests
    • (8:00 a.m.) BEN Financials will be available
    • First wave of existing suppliers can be invited by Purchasing Services to register on Penn Marketplace
  • Monday, April 23 – Historical paid invoices and invoice statuses become available to registered suppliers in the portal


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