Training for ShopUW+ procurement tool now available

On April 16, the new procurement tool, ShopUW+, will launch. The Procure-to-Pay Automation project will retire the current MDS/Shop@UW application and many of UWM’s paper-based purchasing and accounts payables processes. This new tool is being launched across the UW System and will allow users to be fully involved in the purchasing-to-payables process on a single platform.

Foundational training is now available through Canvas for all UWM employees. All training and resources can be found on the new ShopUW+ Essentials website. Anyone at UWM can self-enroll in classes for shoppers. Requesters and approvers will be auto-enrolled as more in-depth training becomes available beginning April 12.

“This new tool is a major step in streamlining purchasing processes at UWM,” Vice Chancellor Robin Van Harpen said. “Finance and Administrative Affairs is working to enhance efficiency and service excellence, and the launch of ShopUW+ is one of the many examples of that goal. I thank all involved for their contributions to this important work and ask for your support of ShopUW+ as we migrate to this new platform for procurement.”

If you are interested in learning more about this initiative, please visit the project webpage. If you have any questions about the new tool or the training being offered, please contact the UWM Procurement Office at

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