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 website. Please 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.