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Introduction to BruinBuy Online Training

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Course Overview

Introduction to BruinBuy is the prerequisite course for BruinBuy Preparer training course. Intended for new BruinBuy users responsible for creating purchase orders and/or approving requisitions in BruinBuy, this introductory course will guide users through the process of a purchasing transaction, setting up an individual profile and establishing default values for time-saving order workflow.


Through detailed screencast videos of various BruinBuy screens, trainees will learn: 

  • how to setup and manage the Profile/Ship To, Default Values and Favorite FAUs pages
  • the individual roles and responsibilities of a Departmental Buyer
  • the life cycle of a Purchase Order (PO) in BruinBuy
  • where to find resources on the UCLA Purchasing website
  • how to navigate the BruinBuy home page
  • how to access valuable how-to documents and tutorials for using BruinBuy


  • Internet access, speakers or headset
  • Valid UCLA email address in Campus Directory
  • Full Accounting Unit (FAU) number assigned by DSA

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