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The first release of UCLA’s new procure-to-pay system, BruinBuy Plus, on January 2, 2024, marks an important milestone for Ascend 2.0. The replacement of BruinBuy with BruinBuy Plus moves the University towards more efficient and transparent procurement processes. The second release is scheduled for winter 2024, in tandem with Bruin Finance, UCLA’s new core financial system powered by Oracle Financials Cloud.

What is BruinBuy Plus?

BruinBuy Plus is a modern procure-to-pay, or eProcurement, system that will automate and integrate shopping, ordering, receiving, and invoice management into a single environment. It is configured to reflect UCLA business processes and provide increased visibility and consistency across procurement workflows.

Why Transform?

UCLA has experienced remarkable growth since the development of its current financial systems four decades ago. Adopting modern, scalable, cloud-based systems will empower UCLA’s continued growth with the financial operations needed to support it.

As a leading public University, UCLA will leverage a preeminent procure-to-pay software that specializes in higher education. Benefits of transitioning to BruinBuy Plus include:

  • Creates a “one-stop shop” for UCLA’s procurement needs
  • Mitigates use of multiple systems
  • Improves efficiency through automation

BruinBuy Plus Changes

With the go-live right around the corner, it is important to understand the Procurement process changes that will impact your role. You can learn more about these changes by visiting the BruinBuy Plus Changes by Role page.

BruinBuy Plus Hub

Visit the BruinBuy Plus hub for QRGs, informational videos and FAQs to assist in using the new system.

Additional Resources

Access the resources below for additional ways to prepare for the launch of BruinBuy Plus.

Preparation activities

Visit the Prepare for BruinBuy Plus page to learn more about what actions your department can take to help ensure a smooth transition.  


Formal training courses will be made available later this fall. To learn more about the web-based and instructor-led training (ILT) opportunities available, access the BruinBuy Plus Training page

Video Tutorials 

BruinBuy Plus video tutorials, available on the Ascend 2.0 YouTube channel, showcase a variety of system functionalities, tools, and processes. For easy access to procurement-specific content, select the BruinBuy Plus curated playlist. Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel to stay up to date on the latest content! 

Virtual Roadshows 

Numerous campus-wide virtual roadshows feature system demos, timely updates, and live Q&A sessions. Register for an upcoming roadshow or review content from past roadshows on the Ascend 2.0 Events page.  

Office Hours 

Do you have questions for the BruinBuy Plus team? You may register for an upcoming office hours session or review questions discussed in past office hours sessions on the Ascend 2.0 Events page.