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Take Back Your Time with CDW’s Free Workflow Tool

Available for free with your CDW account, the Purchase Authorization System helps you get more done by delegating your IT purchases while protecting your budget.

For the best experience,  access  from a desktop or laptop computer.

Take Back Your Time with CDW’s Free Workflow Tool

Available free with your CDW account, the Purchase Authorization System helps you get more done by delegating your IT purchases while protecting your budget.

For the best experience,  access  from a desktop or laptop computer.

Streamline IT Buying with the Purchase Authorization System

Set limits based on department, location and more.

Keep track of your budget with detailed spend reports.

Create unlimited customized workflows.

Streamline IT Buying with the Purchase Authorization System

Set limits based on department, location and more.

Keep track of your budget with detailed spend reports.

Create unlimited customized workflows.

Streamline IT Buying with the Purchase Authorization System

Set limits based on department,
location and more.

Keep track of your budget with detailed
spend reports.

Create unlimited customized workflows.

Set the Limits You Need with Six Flexible Purchase Rules

Stay in control of purchasing with rules based on product price, order totals, custom catalogs and more. Create a simple one-rule approval process, or add as many rules as you need and drag and drop to rearrange.

Set the Limits You Need with Six Flexible Purchase Rules

Stay in control of purchasing with rules based on product price, order totals, custom catalogs and more. Create a simple one-rule approval process, or add as many rules as you need and drag and drop to rearrange.

Unlimited Approvers Means No More Bottlenecks

Out of office? Not a problem. You can add unlimited approvers to each rule to ensure orders are approved in a timely fashion. Simply search and instantly update your approvers as your workforce changes.

Unlimited Approvers Means No More Bottlenecks

Out of office? Not a problem. You can add unlimited approvers to each rule to ensure orders are approved in a timely fashion. Simply search and instantly update your approvers as your workforce changes.

Group Purchasers by Department or Location

Search for purchasers by name or group, and instantly update your workflow when someone joins or leaves your organization. Each workflow can hold up as many purchasers as you need.

Group Purchasers by Department or Location

Search for purchasers by name or group, and instantly update your workflow when someone joins or leaves your organization. Each workflow can hold up as many purchasers as you need.

Get started with the Purchase Authorization System today.

Get the Right Purchasing Tool at the Right Time

The Purchase Authorization System is a simple, efficient way to centralize your IT purchasing and control your budget. However, CDW also integrates with more than 72 eProcurement partners such as Oracle and SAP Ariba for more a more versatile purchasing experience. See which option is right for your organization. 

Purchase Authorization System

eProcurement


Cost

Free with CDW account

Free integrations with 72+ partners1


Setup time

1 day

35 days on average2


Access full CDW catalog at custom prices


Ensure compliance with purchasing standards


Reduce errors and overspend


Quote to order functionality


Set-and-forget workflows


Access to CDW expert advice and support


Shop from multiple vendors


Advanced workflow options

Call your account manager to find out which purchasing solution is right for you.

Or get started with the Purchase Authorization System today.

For the best experience, access from a desktop or laptop computer.

Call your account manager to find out which purchasing solution is right for you.

Or get started with the Purchase Authorization System today.

For the best experience, access from a desktop or laptop computer.

1. CDW integrations are free, but costs charged by eProcurement partners will vary. Contact your preferred partner for price information.
2. eProcurement integrations with B2B APIs could take 6-8 weeks but will vary depending on specific needs.