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Unit 4: SIU Department Buyer

Unit 4 is a series of educational tutorials available for those with the SIU Department Buyer responsibility within AIS.

A Practice/Training environment (TRNT) is provided for your convenience. Use your current logon information or as assigned by your campus training coordinator.

New Users:

These eLearning Tutorials will help you become familiar with the SIU Department Buyer function prior to formal training. Hands-on, instructor-led training is required for the SIU Department Buyer responsibility. You will be contacted by your campus coordinator with details.

Begin by clicking on the link: Introduction & Sign On. After completing the introduction, click on the Module 1 link and then each of the Learning Cycle links within the Module. There are three Modules in the SIU Department Buyer Unit. View the tutorials in the order listed.  They may be repeated as often as necessary.  At the end of each tutorial there is a link to a  “Printable Version” of the information.

Module 1: PO Summary Overview*

 *Note: The Purchase Order Summary module also appears in Unit 5 - SIU PO Department Buyer & Unit 6 - SIU Department Receiver. If you have either of these responsibilities, along with Department Buyer, you only need to review the information once. Unit 4 - SIU Department Buyer has one additional Learning Cycle, LC4-Calculating the Remaining Balance of a PPO,that only Department Buyers need to review.

Module 2: Scheduled Releases Overview

Module 3: Notifications Overview


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