What is Bobcat Buy?
Bobcat Buy is a new toolset which will ultimately enhance the way we procure and pay for the goods and services that further our teaching, research and public service mission. The effort to deploy Bobcat Buy is multiphase in nature and will lead to the replacement of the existing CatBuy system. Bobcat Buy is built on the Jaggaer procurement platform, a global leader in higher education business software and UC’s strategic partner for procure-to-pay (P2P) solutions.
Simply put, Bobcat Buy is the most streamlined purchasing process on campus with the lowest overhead cost per transaction.
It contains more than 20 of the most popular suppliers and more suppliers will be added on a consistent basis. It has lab essentials, computing equipment and peripherals, office supplies, and more.
Order and approve from anywhere you have internet access and use your mobile device to approve orders via email or the Mobile App and make sure that your supplies end up where they need to be--in your office or lab, not on a delivery truck or in a supplier's warehouse. Bobcat Buy is the easiest way to buy from contracted suppliers, complete with automatic payments.
When will Bobcat Buy Launch?
Bobcat Buy is currently in pilot phase and will roll out in a staggered implementation campus wide spring 2019. Communication regarding orientation and training opportunities for each division will be forthcoming in the early spring. Please see the Bobcat Buy website for more details coming soon.