Fiscal Year-End Purchasing Notes
June 12, 2003 :: Jeff Rusling, Computer Connection
Since Computer Connection invoicing occurs internally through BEN Financials,
the date that your department needs to place orders and be invoiced by
varies slightly from the ones required for vendors external to the University.
Details regarding the end-of-year billing for purchases from the Computer
Connection have been posted to our website at http://www.upenn.edu/computerstore/fiscalyearend.
Importantly, University guidelines stipulate that the Computer Connection
cannot pass charges for merchandise that we do not have available in-stock
for delivery by the close of the fiscal year. As such, any items remaining
unshipped by June 30th will be charged to FY '04 (next fiscal year). If
your order is date-sensitive, you may wish to consider placing
through the Computer Connection rather than directly through Apple and
Dell--historically, this has proven beneficial in having the manufacturers
prioritize the order processing.
All orders placed in June are actively managed by the Computer Connection
staff and we will work closely with our vendors to prioritize shipping
and make special delivery arrangements to accommodate end-of-fiscal year.