Introducing the VPF Forum

Publication Date

VPF is launching a new series of topic-based forums to update the MIT community on finance matters. These sessions will be held on campus and are designed to share information and gather feedback from the finance and administrative community on VPF finance operations and systems.
The first VPF Forum will focus on Buying and Paying at MIT and will be held on Thursday, July 25, 10:30 am-noon, in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Building Singleton Auditorium 46-3002. Register on Atlas.

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VPF teams will cover the following buying and paying topics:

  • Following a quick overview of the Buy-to-Pay (B2P) system, the session will provide a closer look at the Recent Activity & Settings functions followed by a demonstration on how to create “Views” so you can customize the information that’s most relevant to you and share that information with others. VPF teams then will provide updates on B2P system enhancements and the forthcoming Amazon punchout catalog in B2P. 
  • Relatedly, there will be an update on changes to the process for registering new suppliers and independent contractors (see story below).
  • And on the paying part of B2P, VPF will demonstrate how electronic invoicing can support sustainability and streamline payments.
  • Following the presentation, VPF teams will take questions and suggestions on all aspects of buying and paying at MIT.