Purchasing agents who are not part of the IT organization might have access only to the Purchasing console. Purchasing agents who are part of the IT organization assume one or more additional roles and have access to the applicable consoles. The Purchasing console provides access to purchase requisitions and purchase orders. This role uses the Purchasing User permission. Purchasing agents perform the following tasks:
- Obtain quotes from suppliers for items that have been requested for purchase.
- Request approval for ordering items after the quotes from suppliers for these items have been collected.
- Submit purchase orders for items that have been approved for purchase.
- Update purchase line items after configuration administrators have confirmed the receipt of items for which purchase orders were submitted.