BuyWays Portal

Clemson E-Procurement Solution: buyWays

buyWays is Clemson's online catalog and ordering solution. This electronic requisitioning tool helps you to quickly locate best pricing with our preferred suppliers, find an item available through Clemson and state contracts, compare products across suppliers and much more.

Why Use buyWays?

  • Quick and easy for Faculty and Staff, Lab Managers, Researchers
    • quick and easy order placement 
    • efficient express orders using Favorites
    • faster turn around time for orders and payments to suppliers
    • convenient shopping 24 hours a day
    • easy electronic requisition order form that is pre-populated with your profile information (ship to, charging instructions, etc.)
    • excellent value combining price, quality, and service
    • single log in and interface for all hosted contract suppliers catalogs (currently 40+, more to be added in future)
    • cross-supplier searches in catalogs to find best price
    • order status and availability in punch-out supplier web sites and via e-mail or fax for select hosted suppliers
  • Reduces rework for Departmental Business Officers
    • provides a wide range of requisitioner approval limits (e.g. $0, $100, $1,000, $5,000, etc.)
    • eliminates back-end handling of error invoices with up front collection and validation of charging instruments
    • improves internal controls with review, routing and approval
    • enhances tracking of real-time spend with accounting commitments created in PeopleSoft/CUBS
    • provides easy account code splits
    • eliminates the handling of paper requisitions and paper invoices
  • Increases Institutional Savings for Clemson University
    • improves quality of service to Clemson community by simplifying and streamlining the Buy-Pay process
    • increase costs savings by aggregating and leveraging University-wide transaction volume
    • speeds up turn-around time for orders and payments to suppliers. Suppliers can get paid sooner and offer greater savings
    • improves management and planning capacity