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Here is a summary of the commands to use in each of the respective browsers to override cache.

Firefox: command + shift + R
Chrome: shift + f5
Safari: shift + (the reload button)
Internet Explorer: ctrl + f5

Using these commands, you will be able to bypass the cache maintained by your browser.

ACH (Automated Clearing House or Electronic Fund Transfer) – is for domestic transaction sent to UW within the United States. UW use the ACH transaction for more cost efficiency.

WIRE – is for international transaction sent to UW outside United States.

Here is the link for the list of Revenue Code. http://f2.washington.edu/fm/fr/references/revenue-codes

Here is the link for the list of Expense Code. http://f2.washington.edu/fm/fr/references/object-codes

If this is a grants budget please contact gcahelp@uw.edu if not please contact the department budget manager and if the department has not department manager please contact the budget office.

We do not have a EURO Zone Bank Account only US Base Bank Account therefore we do not have IBAN.

The delivery address determines the sales tax rate that is applied to your Non-PO invoice, when applicable. ARIBA will always use the delivery address to cross check the sales tax entered on the invoice. For this reason, always add the address where the goods physically shipped to.

To find out if your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows in Windows 7 or Windows Vista, do the following:

  1. From your Control Panel, go to “System and Security” and click on “System”.
  2. Under System, you can view the system type.

If your computer is running Windows XP, do the following:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click “My Computer”, and then click “Properties”.
    If "x64 Edition" is listed under System, you're running the 64-bit version of Windows XP.  If you do not see that, you are running the 32-bit version.

Account Codes

For the best view of how your department spends money, we recommend using the account code that best fits the purchased good or service.

Please refer to the account code website located at: http://www.washington.edu/admin/finacct/obcodes/

You might also find it helpful to visit the taxability grid at the Tax Office web page, located at: http://f2.washington.edu/fm/tax/taxability

Best practice is for advertising charges to be paid by Procard. Employees should not use their personal funds to pay for this type of service. At this time, account code 03-21 for Advertising will not be added to the eReimbursement portion of ARIBA.

Click here for a list of all object (expense) codes.

 

Amazon Business

Campus customers should ALWAYS go to the strategic master agreements on Ariba eProcurement first to meet their purchasing needs.  If the product they are looking for is not available from any of our existing eProcurement Suppliers, Amazon is an available resource to locate those hard-to-find or specialized items. 

You do so by emailing Ray Hsu, UW Master Account Administrator at rayhsu@uw.edu with the following set of information:

a. Name of your group

b. Name and email address of the person who will be an Administrator in your Group; you can have more than one Administrator for a group.

c. Names and email addresses of other users to be added to your group and their roles (Requisitioner or Administrator or both)

Ray will respond with an invitation within 24‐48 hours unless he has additional questions. Any of the above roles can be changed later if needed.

Yes, as with the Prime Two‐Day shipping benefit, it is only limited to eligible items displaying “Free Two‐Day Shipping” next to their price. Items must be sold or fulfilled by Amazon to be eligible for Free Two‐Day Shipping by Amazon. Gift cards and some oversized and / or heavy items are not eligible. Learn more about eligibility restrictions at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=b2b_faq_ot_pf?ie...

UW is working on a long term strategy with Amazon Business that includes their ability to transact over the Ariba Network using one of UW’s existing preferred payment methods. Until that is accomplished, the only way to pay for Amazon Business purchases is using your Procard. You do have the ability to store multiple Procard numbers on a single Amazon Business Account.

Amazon Business provides an efficient and easy shopping experience, however, in the Amazon Business Accounts Terms and Conditions (June 22, 2018 edition), they stated that they are currently not able to accept federal flow downs terms and conditions.  Based on that, we are advising our campus customers to keep the purchases with Amazon Business Prime under the current Procard single transaction limit of $3,500.

Follow the steps in response to Question 2 but also inform Ray Hsu that you have an existing Prime account and provide the log in email address for that account. When he invites you using that same email address, you have the option of importing all your existing ordering history over to your Business account. If you use your personal email address for your Prime membership, you would need to use a UW email address to set up the Business Account and should use your personal Prime account for personal shopping only.

If you have recently purchased a Prime Member for the sole purpose of your departmental purchases (not personal) and have barely started using the free two‐day shipping benefit, then Amazon will provide a prorated refund based on the estimated amount of shipping benefits already used with that Prime account. If you are near the expiration of your Prime membership, we recommend that you let the Prime membership expire and instead of renewing, set up an Amazon Business account. Anyone who is seeking a refund for Prime will need to contact Business Customer Support. Refunds are based on how much of the Prime shipping benefits that have been used to date.

Amazon Business Customer Support: (888) 281‐3847

UW has established a Master Account with Amazon Business and that would be the top tier in our account structure. We will then set up separate groups under the UW Master Account and each Group can be a separate school, department or business unit. Within each group, there will be a Group account administrator who has the ability to create sub‐groups within the group, invite additional users, and set each user’s approval limits. Again, this is an interim measure for the time being. Once Amazon becomes a punch‐out catalog supplier in eProcurement, it will default back to the existing Ariba ordering approval workflow for your department.

Yes, and furthermore, if you have already established that as part of your Prime account profile, all that detail will simply transition over to your new Amazon Business account.

In order to successfully integrate Amazon Business into Ariba, we need to convert all existing individual Amazon Business Accounts under the single UW master account. All the account details including shopping lists will transfer over under your group account profile under the UW master account.

If a user has set up a business account they will need to de‐register that account before the can be invited to the main account. If they are the only person on the business account they can do this through the website. However, if they have invited other users to their account Amazon Customer Support will have to help them. Here is the link to the process. http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=b2b_q_3340?ie=UT... the user selects ‘de‐register’ the system will detect if they are a single user account or multi user account and direct them down the appropriate path.

Please contact Ray Hsu once you have successfully de‐register your existing Business account so he can invite you under the UW Master Account.

Screen shot of where to select de‐register:

First, there is no more reason to sign up for a personal Prime account since one of the benefits of the UW Amazon Business Prime is the same two-day shipping benefits as the personal Prime Account. Amazon Prime was designed to be a personal shopping solution and is not appropriate for conducting UW business.

If you have recently purchased a Prime membership for the sole purpose of your departmental purchases (not personal) and have barely started using the free two-day shipping benefit, Amazon will provide a prorated refund based on the estimated amount of shipping benefits already used with that Prime account.

If you are near the expiration of your Prime membership, we recommend that you let the Prime membership expire and instead of renewing and set up an Amazon Business account.

Anyone who is seeking a refund for Prime will need to contact Amazon Business Customer Support. Refunds will be based on how much of the Prime shipping benefits that have been used to date.

Amazon Business Customer Support:(888) 281-3847

First, there is no more reason to sign up for a personal Prime account since one of the benefits of the UW Amazon Business Prime is the same two-day shipping benefits as the personal Prime Account. Amazon Prime was designed to be a personal shopping solution and is not appropriate for conducting UW business.

If you have recently purchased a Prime membership for the sole purpose of your departmental purchases (not personal) and have barely started using the free two-day shipping benefit, Amazon will provide a prorated refund based on the estimated amount of shipping benefits already used with that Prime account.

If you are near the expiration of your Prime membership, we recommend that you let the Prime membership expire and instead of renewing and set up an Amazon Business account.

Anyone who is seeking a refund for Prime will need to contact Amazon Business Customer Support. Refunds will be based on how much of the Prime shipping benefits that have been used to date.

Amazon Business Customer Support:(888) 281-3847

AP Process

Currently the UW is not able to schedule the payment date for ARIBA invoices.

The Payments tab does show a status of "Scheduled" which cannot be changed.

To view the payment information for an ARIBA invoice:

  1. Verify the Invoice status is Reconciled and the Reconciliation status is Paying
  2. Click the Reconciliation ID to see the Payments tab
  3. After clicking on the Payment ID, you will be able to view the Transaction Details for the payment information, which will gradually fill in as the payment goes through processing.

See more guidance for the ARIBA Payment Loop on our website: https://finance.uw.edu/ps/how-to-pay/payment-status-terms-timelines-delays

If the refund check is sent directly to your department, simply fill out a reverse expenditure form and send it with the refund check to Accounts Payable at box 351130.

If it is a refund check for a Procard purchase, please send the reverse expenditure form and refund check to box 351120 Procard to deposit.

If the refund check was sent directly to Accounts Payable from the supplier, AP will deposit the check and process a journal voucher to move the funds back to your budget. In the even the money does not show up in your budget transactions, please contact Procurement Customer Service at 206-543-4500 or email them at pcshelp@uw.edu. Please provide the check information if you have it, or the refund amount, PO number, and supplier. We will assist in refunding the credit back to your budget.

Set up the purchase order for the approximate US dollar amount which can be found on a currency exchange website. The wire payment will be converted into the current day’s exchange rate when it is sent, so the encumbered amount and the paid amount will not match exactly. This will also be the case with foreign currency wires in Non-PO Invoice See Wire Payments.