Rules for Approvers and Purchasers
The Purchasing administrator can create certain controls and restrictions by setting up rules and processes for the approvers and purchasers. Other settings may need to be made (e.g., create workflows or departments) and users will have to set up as Approvers or Purchasers.
Approvers to the
Workflow(s) you create on the
Agency screen. Once requisition items are assigned to a workflow, only those approvers that are assigned to the same workflow will be able to approve those items.
Figure 1 - Requisition workflow example
Departments on the
Agency screen and enable
Restrict Approval by Department. Then add the Approvers to the appropriate requisition departments. When a requisition is added to a specific Requisition Department, only those approvers that are assigned to the same department will be able to approve those items in the requisition.
Figure 2 - Requisition Department example
Individual approvers can be set up so that they can only approve requisition items that have specific fiscal coding and/or are within a certain dollar amount.
1. To assign approval rules, select a user on the
Maint tab, and then click
Figure 3 - Approval Rules button example
2. Select specific fiscal coding that an approver can approve, and add any exceptions to thos codes.
3. Enter a minimum dollar amount (Min Amount) and/or a maximum dollar amount (Max Amount) of a requisition that the approver can approve. The approver will not be able to approve requisition items higher or lower than these dollar amounts.
Figure 4 - Approval Rules example
Save when finished. Approvers will see that requisition items that they cannot approve will be highlighted on the
Status screen. Although the approvers can view the requisition items on the
Approval screen, they will not be able to approve them.
Individual purchasers can be set up so that they can only create purchase orders that are within a certain total dollar amount (Max PO Amt). Purchasers can also be set up so that they can only add items that are within a certain dollar amount to a purchase order (Max Item Amt).
1. Select a user on the
Maint tab and then enter values for:
Figure 5 - Max PO and Max Item Amounts example
Create a PO Pct Variance on the
Agency tab so that a purchase order line item amount may not vary from the original requisition line item amount by greater than this percentage.
Figure 6 - PO Percent Variance example
For example, if the requisition line item is $100 and the PO Pct Variance is 10%, then the purchase order line item amount cannot be greater than $110 or less than $90. (This includes additional Freight on a purchase order line item.)
If a purchaser changes the line item so that the amount exceeds the PO Pct Variance, a message will be displayed explaining the restriction.
Figure 7 - PO Pct Variance warning example
To create an extra level of approval, assign a user or users (who are not purchasers) to be a
PO Approver and then check the
PO Approver Required check box in the
Agency tab. A purchase order must then be approved before it can be completed and placed with the vendor.
Figure 8 - Purchase Order approval required example
Amount which is the amount at which a purchase order will appear on the
Delegated report. The report will display line items that have fiscal coding completed, are not voided, are part of a purchase order, and have amounts greater than or equal to the agency delegated amount. The Delegated Amount is the amount that the Department of Administration has granted to an agency for purchases exceeding $5,000 and not available on statewide contracts.
Figure 9 - Delegated Amount example
Figure 10 - DOP Delegated report menu example