The University uses SAP for recording purchasing transactions; SAP then provides the end to end audit trail. End users requiring goods or services from external suppliers are required to create transactions using either SIPR or Science Warehouse.
- SIPR (SAP Intranet Purchase Requisition) is a web based requisition which is powered by SAP and can be used for most types of purchase.
- Science Warehouse is an independent e-marketplace which enables end users to create requisitions from a huge e-catalogue provided by a number of contracted suppliers.
- Purchase Cards are used at the University but their issue and use is restricted, the guidelines for the Purchase Card System can be found on the Purchasing website purchasing.leeds.ac.uk.
The application process to gain access to these systems is slightly different for each one and is outlined below.
Purchase Card - You need to make an application for a purchase card, once the application has been processed you will be contacted by Central Purchasing to arrange a training session. Once this has been completed you will have access to the system. Full details on the application process can be found online.
SAP Purchasing Access - This is for the SAP Goods Receipting role and access for this role follows the same process as that for other types of SAP access. An application form must be completed prior to the training.
It is highly recommended that new users book onto a SAP Navigation course prior to (or at the same time as) booking onto SAP Goods Receipt Training.