Georgia Perimeter College’s

Purchasing Enhancement Program (PEP) 

We need your help to put the PEP in Purchasing at GPC! 

What is PEP?

The Purchasing Enhancement Program (PEP) will take our institutional purchasing program from the 1980’s to tomorrow-in about nine months.  PEP consists of four two-hour training sessions, each building on the other.  Session one is an overview of the entire purchasing process with a preview of what is to come.  Sessions two and three focus on the e-Procurement module in the PeopleSoft Financial System.  E-Procurement will become the fundamental purchasing method at GPC.   Session four introduces SciQuest, the most advanced purchasing system in use, and puts the real “PEP” in the program.  While PEP will initially require additional work from the end-user, the ability to monitor the requisition life-cycle and to point-and-click shop will be a time and resource saver for everyone at GPC.  Purchasing at GPC will become more responsive to customer needs, much faster, and PEPpy! 

What is required to participate in PEP?

1.       A PeopleSoft login

2.       Four two-hour training sessions

3.       A desire to learn

4.       A little bit of patience through the implementation process. 

PEP Training Overview

Session 1  PEP 1101         Introduction to Purchasing at GPC.

This session will cover purchasing basics, current workflow, and give the learner an overview of the entire PEP program. 

Session 2  PEP 1102a       Introduction to e-Procurement

This session will introduce the learner to the basics of PeopleSoft and provide hands-on experience in the e-Procurement module to include manual Requisition creation. 

Session 3  PEP 1102b       e-Procurement and the Purchasing Life Cycle

This session will review Requisitioning; introduce approval flow, budget checking, and the Requisition Life Cycle.  The Life Cycle allows end-users to follow their purchases from sourcing to payment in real-time from their own desk top.   

Session 4  PEP 1103         Introduction to SciQuest

This hands-on course will introduce SciQuest and teach users how to create requisitions by “point and click” shopping from vendor catalogs.  Learners will also understand how SciQuest integrates with eProcurement utilizing the management tools in PeopleSoft.   The new GPC purchasing workflow will be introduced.