k-Purchase is committed to continuous improvement with all of our capabilities (our systems, our Marketplace and our Purchase Advocates). As part of this commitment, we are pleased to announce the implementation of our k-Purchase March 2017 Release, which includes a number of refinements and enhancements from you, our users.
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- Increased k-Purchase Performance – A targeted change was made to k-Purchase that will bring better system performance.
When Freight Charges Apply To One-Stop Shopping Items – Because some items require freight, an enhanced requisition workflow is now being used to communicate when these charges apply.
1. Increased k-Purchase Performance
System analysis revealed that the Historical (All) Mode from the k-Purchase Queue page was consuming too many resources and, as a result, causing system slowness. While this Mode from the Queue page is only accessible by users who are Financial Admin’s, the underlying functionality reaches back to the time when a district first started using k-Purchase. Changing the Fiscal Year field to default to the current year instead of “All” limits the data that needs to be retrieved and rendered on a page. This small change will result in a noticeable performance gain for all k-Purchase users.
2. When Freight Charges Apply To One-Stop Shopping Items
For those One-Stop Shopping suppliers that provide larger/heavier products that require freight, a new workflow has been put in place. Text on the Items tab will remind the user that there is a freight change that applies and that the specific amount will be applied once the request is submitted for approval. In these cases, the requisition will temporarily be in a “Savings Review” state while freight is added. Once added, the requisition will be routed for approval.