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Rowdy Exchange Progress: April 2017 Update



  • WHAT – Through UT System, UTSA is implementing a new one-stop purchasing platform for all goods and services that will feed UTShare/PeopleSoft. The software platform is Jaggaer (formerly SciQuest), which we have named Rowdy Exchange for UTSA’s program.
  • WHO – Affects all employees who purchase at UTSA.
  • WHERE – All UTSA campuses and divisions.
  • WHEN – Employees will begin mandatory training in May. An Overview and a more detailed Requester training class will be offered from late May through the end of July.
    • System is expecting to launch at UTSA in July 2017.
  • WHY – Easier ordering, easier approvals, easier invoicing. Rowdy Exchange presents an online shopping-cart experience, with many items ordered from digital catalogs. It is intuitive and comprehensive and offers greater buying power for UTSA, thus lower prices for purchasers.

Users create requisitions and purchase orders more easily than with previous systems, without duplication of effort. Shoppers can create templates for regular purchases, further speeding the buying process. Users can easily search their own or their department’s buying history.

Used by more than 100 higher education institutions, this 21st century purchasing platform simplifies and streamlines purchasing and approvals. The Rowdy Exchange offers the university cost savings, standardization, consolidation, and improved business processes. It helps individuals more efficiently buy products and services they need, while helping UTSA keep a handle on costs. 

Check back for more information on and to sign up for:

  • Pilot Requestor Training--for members of the user acceptance testing team  
  • Rowdy Exchange Procurement Process Overview
    •For UTSA employees who currently use a procard, create and approve requisitions, and order goods and services
    •Learn about Rowdy Exchange and how to set up profile, shop, and approve in Rowdy Exchange
    •May 25 to July 31
  • Rowdy Exchange Procurement Requester Training #CT0990
    •For select group of employees who currently enter requisitions 
    •Learn how to purchase goods and services in Rowdy Exchange and enter all the required information.
    •June 5 to July 31

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Purchasing and the Environment

Thanks to those of you who stopped by Purchasing Department on April 21 to learn how to buy more environmentally friendly goods and services. 

  • General Stores has available recycled copy paper for purchase.
  • 9 out of the top 10 office supply items UTSA purchases from preferred vendor “Today’s Business Solutions” are earth friendly. The 10th is packaged with recycled material.
  • Per agreement with our two preferred copier vendors, DOCUmation and Ricoh, copiers supplied to UTSA customers print on both sides of a sheet of paper, saving paper.
  • When you contact your Purchasing Specialist for assistance, they now ask vendors if there is an earth-friendly product in that category.
  • Rowdy Exchange will help UTSA buyers easily shop for earth-friendly products.

Purchasing continues to work with both end-user departments and vendors to find more earth-friendly products and services of the highest quality and at a competitive price.

Updated 4-27-2017