ASBC Customers,

I wanted to let you know about a special Benny Buy training to be provided to ASBC staff and customers.  The training will cover primarily the requestor role, with considerable overlap with the shopper role.   The same training will be offered on two separate days, May 7 & 10.  Both trainings will be identical content, but are being offered at different times to make it easier for you to find a time that works with your schedule.

While Benny Buy is not yet required for all our purchasing, my understanding is that it will be our main mode for purchasing in the future.  This would be a great opportunity to get first time training, get extra training to help reinforce what you’ve already learned, ask questions directly to Alex Sims (trainer), bring examples to work through, and share observations/suggestions, etc.

This training would be particularly beneficial to unit administrative assistants, key contacts, and  office staff.  Unit heads and directors are also assigned the requestor role in the system, and may benefit from this training to help them handle requests themselves, or to assist them in supervising those who do.  Please also feel free to pass this invitation along to others in your units that you feel would benefit.  Examples would be individual PI’s or lab managers who have a particular interest in learning to use the new system in the requestor role.

The trainings will be 2 hours each in Kidder Hall, Room 278

May 7 from 3PM to 4:50PM

May 10 from 8AM to 9:50 AM

Hopefully, one of those times will work for you.  There is no need to RSVP, just show up.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you.




Mark Johnson, C.P.A.

Manager, Arts & Sciences Business Center

Oregon State University

Hovland Hall, 011

Corvallis, Oregon 97331



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