Volume XX | Month Day 20XX
BearBuy Monthly Updates
August 2017
Dear BearBuy Users,
We would like to inform you of a few updates and important events coming soon. 
Please review the topics below and follow the links or scroll down for more information on each topic.  
This month's BearBuy News:
  1. BearBuy Unavailable Friday, August 18, 6am to 9pm
  2. Non-Catalog Item Link Changes 
  3. Updated Vendoring Frequently Asked Questions 
  4. 'Did you know?' Useful BearBuy Tip Reminder

If you have any questions, please contact the BearBuy Help Desk at  
510-664-9000 (options 1,2) or   BearBuyHelp@berkeley.edu  for immediate assistance.

Thank you for your continued support, 

UC Berkeley BearBuy Team 
Supply Chain Management
1. BearBuy Unavailable Friday, August 18, 6am to 9pm

Due to system patch work, BearBuy will be unavailable on Friday August 18th from 6am to 9pm. This is a critical security patch that needs to be deployed to multiple support systems campus wide. HCM, BLU, BearBuy and BFS will all be affected. 

BearBuy support staff will be focused on processing transactions early in the week to mitigate the Friday outage. We are asking Campus Users to work on critical purchases as early as possible. 

We realize this has major impact on Campus Users but the benefits mean higher security across all our services. Thanks for your cooperation!


2. Non-Catalog Item Link Changes

Beginning Monday, August 21st, the non-catalog item link visible underneath the Shopping Search Bar will redirect shoppers to the standard Non-Catalog purchasing form. Consolidating all non catalog purchases to a form will allow support staff to better manage workflow and provide quicker turnaround times to campus users.

Before 08/21/17

After 08/21/17
The Add Non-Catalog Item button will no longer be visible when viewing your cart in BearBuy.

Before 08/21/17

After 08/21/17
We will be updating the BearBuy training material available on our SCM BearBuy Instruction Resources webpage to reflect all changes in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please contact bearbuyhelp@berkeley.edu.
3. Updated Vendoring Frequently Asked Questions
Visit the SCM Vendoring Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page to view a list of commonly asked Vendoring unit, form and processing questions.  We will be adding additional FAQs as needed.

If you have a questions, but unable to find an answer in the FAQ section, please feel free submit your questions using the Vendoring Feedback/Questions link located on the main Vendoring webpage
4. 'Did you know?' Useful BearBuy Tip Reminder

Q: I want to verify that a Supplier is available for shopping in BearBuy. How can I search for a Supplier in BearBuy? 


A: As of July 5th, all BearBuy users have the ability to search for Suppliers in BearBuy. To search for a supplier:

1. Navigate to the Supplier Management menu icon

2. Enter the name of the Supplier you wish to search for, then click GO.

3. All supplier profiles containing at least one key word you enter will be displayed

For detailed step-by-step instructions, please see the Searching and Viewing Supplier Profiles in BearBuy job aid.