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The Rowdy Exchange is an intuitive and comprehensive online shopping tool that connects directly to the PeopleSoft purchasing application. It offers staff and faculty a “shopping cart” experience designed to make day-to-day purchasing easier and to save money, time and resources for the university.

Rowdy Exchange launched in July 2017, and now all new requisitions must go through Rowdy Exchange. Everyone who plays a role in the purchasing process at UTSA must take either the Overview or Requester training class.  Learn more.   

About Rowdy Exchange


  • WHAT – Rowdy Exchange is UTSA’s e-procurement platform, offering one‐stop shopping for all goods and services. Based on the Jaggaer (formerly SciQuest) software platform, Rowdy Exchange makes day-to-day purchasing easier. It is an intuitive and comprehensive online shopping tool for you to make purchases for your department. 
  • WHO – Affects all employees responsible for purchasing goods and services.
  • WHERE – All UTSA campuses and divisions.
  • WHY – Easier ordering, easier approvals, easier invoicing. Rowdy Exchange presents an Amazon-like shopping-cart experience, with many items ordered from online catalogs. It is intuitive and comprehensive and offers greater buying power for UTSA, thus lower prices for purchasers.

Rowdy Exchange connects directly to and serves as the front end of UTShare/PeopleSoft’s purchasing application. You simply log on to UTShare and navigate to the Rowdy Exchange link.

Your Benefits Include:

  • Taking advantage of Showcase Suppliers, which were vetted by UTSA Purchasing Department and offer you the best value for price and quality. The Showcase Suppliers allow you to standardize purchases of items, manufacturers, models and available equipment maintenance.
  • Placing university orders via a “shopping cart” experience. This familiar platform simplifies purchasing.
  • Having the ability to search for a wide range of products on UTSA or UT System’s contracts.
  • Creating templates for regular purchases, further speeding the buying process.
  • Easily searching your own or your department’s buying history.
  • Having several options for shopping, including hosted catalog, punch-out catalog, non-catalog items, forms and contracts.

Rowdy Exchange offers greater buying power for UTSA, thus lower prices for you. With Rowdy Exchange, UTSA is in a stronger position to negotiate better prices and services as we spend more with our vetted, preferred suppliers.

Rowdy Exchange allows you to search by supplier, manufacturer, part number or SKU, item description, exact phrase, a product category or a product sub-category. You can select HUB or environmentally friendly suppliers. When you purchase from preferred suppliers, you can process the order more efficiently and often less expensively than when purchasing through unapproved suppliers.

Upon final approval, Rowdy Exchange automatically submits purchase orders to contracted vendors.

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Rowdy Exchange Resources

We are here to assist you with questions about Rowdy Exchange. Here are resources you can view and share with your team.

  1. Rowdy Exchange Implementation at UTSA (PowerPoint)
  2. List of Showcase Vendors
  3. Rowdy Exchange Fact Sheet
  4. New Rowdy Exchange Purchasing Terminology
  5. Rowdy Exchange Overview
  6. Rowdy Exchange Approvers Guide
  7. Rowdy Exchange Quick Reference Guide
  8. Rowdy Exchange Training Video
  9. Frequently Asked Questions

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