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Purchasing in Workday

We held a live Webinar for this Functional Overview on August 25, 2022. This session included a question and answer session, as well as an overview of many of the resources on this page.

You can watch the full webinar session by clicking the button below, or you can explore the resources on this page to get a brief overview of what was covered.

Key Benefits of Purchase Requisitions in Workday

  • Workday is the single point of entry for all requisition activity.
  • Requisitioning will move through the process with electronic approvals and forms.
  • Workday allows for visibility into the status of your requisitions using reporting tools.
  • Workday makes navigating your procurement needs easier with inclusion help text, validations, and guided tours. 

How will you request goods/services?

There are two ways to request goods/services in Workday:

  • Shell Shop: Workday will interface with Shell Shop, UMCP’s current state electronic shopping platform. You will add goods to your shopping cart and create the rest of requisition.
  • Non-Catalog Order: You can create a non-catalog order for goods/services that are not available from Shell Shop.

Workday Demonstrations

Creating A Shell Shop Requisition

Creating A Non-Catalog Requisition

Featured Glossary Terms

Purchase Requisitions

A purchase requisition is a request to purchase goods or services from a supplier.


A supplier is a business entity who provides goods or services (known as a vendor today).


A punchout is a mechanism that allows a requisitioner to access a supplier's web-based catalog from within Workday. 

Catalog Requisition

Requisitions associated with Shell Shop punchouts.

Non-Catalog Requisition

Requisitions not associated with Shell Shop. A non-catalog item is an item not included in the standard catalog of items, in this case, Shell Shop.

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