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To: Campus Unit Finance Leads
From: Procurement and ConnectCarolina Team

BuyCarolina, a new purchasing solution that is coming to the University in mid-August, will improve the University’s purchasing power as well as the end-user experience. This new cloud-based solution, which will replace the current ConnectCarolina eProcurement system, will allow purchasers to comparison shop and make smarter purchasing decisions without having to “punch-out” to each supplier separately  and start a new search. Most of the procedures to purchase will remain the same: buyers will need to learn a few modifications to use BuyCarolina.  More information is on the BuyCarolina websitePlease help us spread the word to alert your department shoppers that this change is coming.

We’ll be holding a webinar specifically for you at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, July 13 where we’ll discuss the changes that are coming and the benefits of the changes.  We’ll also give you a sneak peek of the new functionality and give you an opportunity to ask questions about it.  The Zoom link is: https://unc.zoom.us/j/91724939334. Meeting ID: 917 2493 9334. We’ll send a calendar invitation with the Zoom link early next week.

To bring BuyCarolina online, there will be an eProcurement outage beginning on Thursday, August 13 at 5:00 p.m. and lasting through Monday, August 17 at 8:00 a.m.