To: University Business Managers
From: Martha J. Pendergrass, Director, Material & Disbursement Services
Janet Kelly-Scholle, Director, Finance Communications and Training
Date: March 6, 2009
The historical method of requesting additions and modifications to the Disbursement Services’ vendor database using firstname.lastname@example.org has been improved with the availability of Web Vendor Create. Web Vendor Create, a component of the FRED (Flexible Routing for Electronic Documents) Inbox, provides a more secure transmission of identity information. During this transition, departmental managers should confirm that a departmental route has been established in the FRED system for Web Vendor. Information related to establishing a route may be found in the FRED Manual.
Training materials, including the opportunity to familiarize you and your staff with the system in a simulated environment, are available on the Finance Division’s training page. It is recommended that departments review the Web Vendor Create Manual, prior to completing their first request.