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Penn Marketplace Enhancements

Penn recently launched a campus-wide effort to provide the University and its supplier community with an enhanced Penn Marketplace. By introducing this expanded web-based solution, one that brings direct benefit to the Schools and Centers, this solution improves administrative efficiencies related to supplier onboarding, supplier self-service, electronic PO invoicing, and the Non PO Payment Request (the PDA process). The impetus for implementing this technology and marketplace enhancements was driven by feedback received from the field and Penn’s Procure-to-Pay (P2P) Champions regarding ways to improve Penn’s P2P processes.

The high-level objectives of this technology for Penn’s end users and its suppliers included:

  • Providing greater visibility into the status of onboarding, invoicing, and payment transactions for end users and suppliers;
  • Improving efficiencies through automation and supplier self-service; and,
  • Enhancing Penn’s controls through improved, electronic procure-to-pay workflows.

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