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PantherExpress System Specialty Forms Training

 


Formal Training: Specialty Forms Online Training

 

Specialty Forms training is mandatory for approvers, authors of contracts-for-services, and those who submit paper disbursements. Live sessions have concluded and training is now available online.

 

Prerequisite

 

The prerequisite for Specialty Forms training is Purchasing Fundamentals training.

 

 

Registration

 

Email Cathy Lewis at clewis@bc.pitt.edu to register for the online version of Specialty Forms training. Once you are registered, you will receive login information via email.

 

Note: Registration is REQUIRED if you are in the process of satisfying training requirements in order to obtain access to Specialty Forms in the PantherExpress System. However, if you have already completed and received credit for Specialty Forms training and simply want a refresher, then you may use the links below without registering with Cathy Lewis.

 

 

Specialty Forms Training Modules

 

 

Module
Description
Non-Contract Specialty Forms How to request a payment using a specialty form that is not related to a contract (also known as agreements).
Using the Other Payment Request How to request a payment that does not require a contract and is not a dues payment, membership registration payment, or refund request.
Contract Related Specialty Forms How to request a payment using a specialty form that is related to a contract. Examples include the following contracts (also known as agreements): conference, event, services, research subcontract, and supplier provided agreements.
Entering an Invoice against a Contracted Related Specialty Form How to enter and invoice as well as how to change or updated account numbers during invoicing.
Modifying an Approved Specialty Form How to change a contract amount.
Making Payment to a New Supplier How to add and pay a new supplier.
Specialty Forms Status Check How to check approval status and payment status.

 

 

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User Guide

 

User Guide: PantherExpress System Specialty Forms User Guide (65 pages)

FAQs and Other Specialty Forms Training Resources

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Specialty Forms - Background & History

RC and Departmental Level Business Managers were introduced to Specialty Forms (via webinar) in December 2013. Business Managers were introduced to the new functionality, and they were asked to submit Specialty Forms Training Needs Assessments to identify how many people from each RC will require Specialty Forms training.

Specialty Forms Training Needs Assessment

Business Managers (RC and Departmental Level) completed online Needs Assessments in order to identify individuals in each organization who perform the following functions:

  • author contracts for services, and/or;
  • submit paper disbursement requests; and
  • individuals who approve these transactions. 

Specialty Forms Training is mandatory for those who perform the bulleted functions above.

Important Dates

  • Online Needs Assessment surveys (completed by RC & Departmental Business Managers) were submitted by December 20, 2013.

  • Training for those identified on the Needs Assessment survey began on January 21, 2014, and all Pittsburgh campus responsibility centers were trained by June 30, 2014.


Contact Information

For questions, contact PantherExpress Customer Service by submitting an inquiry or by calling 412-624-3578

Resources

 


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