New Features in the Penn Marketplace Effective July 30, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Purchasing Services is pleased to announce the availability of additional product
features in the Penn Marketplace effective
Monday, July 30, 2007. All BEN Buys system users
will notice the following changes.
Enhanced Search Results for Punch-out Suppliers
New Section for Supplier Search Results
Today, when users enter search criteria in the "Product Search" box either
in the single search field or in the product description fields, the results are
displayed to the left of the product search box.
In addition to those results being displayed, punch-out suppliers who provide the
product that was inputted into your search will now be displayed below the product
search box in a new section marked as "Suppliers with Matches". This
functionality enables BEN Buys users to see which suppliers from both hosted content
suppliers and punch-out suppliers provide that particular product or service. Once
the search is completed, the BEN Buys user can choose from the hosted catalog or
proceed to the supplier's punch-out ordering site by clicking on the supplier name.
Fully Collapsible Search Filters
Another enhancement is the collapsible product search box. Once the BEN Buys user
has performed a product search, they will see a search box that is fully collapsed.
The user can click on "Expand to Refine Search" to expand, refine the search
and view the punch-out icons. This feature will give users more product information
on the page from the search results.
New Supplier Search Options with Browse by Supplier
BEN Buys users now have the ability to search for suppliers by entering the first few
letters of their supplier name by using the "Supplier Name Starts
with" field. Alternatively, users can use the
"Supplier Information" field to search for suppliers using
the BEN Financials supplier number.
Please direct all questions related to this announcement to
ext. 6-HELP (746-4357).