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BearBuy Updates

November 2015

Dear BearBuy Users,


We would like to inform you of a few updates and important events coming soon. 


Please review the topics below and follow the links or scroll down for more information on each topic. 


This month's BearBuy News:

  1. BearBuy Scheduled Maintenance Downtime
  2. BearBuy 15.3 Enhancements Coming November 16
  3. 'Did you know?' Useful BearBuy Tip

If you have any questions, please contact the BearBuy Help Desk at  

510-664-9000 (options 1,2) or BearBuyHelp@berkeley.edu for immediate assistance.


Thank you for your continued support, 


BearBuy Team 

Supply Chain Management

UC Berkeley
1. BearBuy Scheduled Maintenance Downtime
Users will not be able to access BearBuy from Friday, November 13 at 6PM through Sunday, November 15 at 9AM due to the 15.3 SciQuest feature release upgrade.

BFS will remain available during its normal daily hours of 7AM until 9PM.

2. BearBuy 15.3 Enhancements Coming November 16
New enhancements will be available in BearBuy on November 16, 2015. A PowerPoint presentation outlining the new features will be available under the 'Recent Product Releases' menu on the Supply Chain Management (SCM) website.
The highlights of this release are:
  • Changes with Supplier Profile
  • Persistent breadcrumbs navigation
  • Updated supported browsers
3. "Did you know?" Useful BearBuy Tip: 
Q: What is the difference between a draft cart, an active cart and a requisition?

A: An active cart is the cart you are currently adding items to but has not yet been submitted for approvals. You can access your active cart by selecting
View My Cart from the cart preview option on the top banner.

A draft cart is a cart that you have worked on but is not your active cart. 
There are four sections when viewing your draft carts: My Returned Requisitions, My Drafts, Drafts Assigned to Me, and My Drafts Assigned to Others.  The sections will appear if you have a cart that meets the criteria. 


Once a cart is submitted into workflow for review and approval, the electronic document containing the cart items is now considered a requisition.