Using the Purchasing Tab

This resource helps Client Admins to understand the Purchasing tab and its capabilities in Pulse.

NOTE: The Purchasing tab is only available to users with the Client Admin role. Click here to learn more about roles in Pulse. Roles can be layered to allow for multiple permissions. To request a layering of roles, please reach out to your Client Success Specialist (CSS).

IMPORTANT: For any questions regarding your order, reach out to your CSS.

Using the Purchasing Data Grid

Begin by navigating to the PURCHASING tab from your Pulse Dashboard.

In the Purchasing data grid, you will see all pending and submitted student and client orders.

IMPORTANT: Pending orders are waiting to be placed by Lincoln Learning Solutions. Submitted orders have been placed and are in the process of being packed and shipped.

NOTE: Orders can include course enrollments, as well as materials, such as Worksheet Collections, Parent and Teacher Guides, and course kits.

In the data grid, you can filter your results by Client, Student Full Name, Client Success Specialist, Type, Status, and Order Number.

TIP: If you can’t find the order you’re looking for, try clearing your data grid filters. It’s also possible an order has not been created for the student or client.

When filtering by Status, your options are:

  • New – Brand new order
  • Creating – CSS is approving the order
  • Submitted – Order submitted to warehouse but not yet packaged
  • Created – Order is packaged but not yet shipped
  • Partially Shipped – Part of the order has been packaged and shipped
  • In Transit – Full order has been packaged and shipped
  • Complete – Full order has been invoiced

IMPORTANT: The ERP Submission Error status means Lincoln Learning had an issue placing the order and needs to investigate further.

New

When you make an order request, it is considered New until it is submitted by Lincoln Learning Solutions.

NOTE: Clicking Previous Orders will show the Purchase History for a returning student.

Creating

An order started by Lincoln Learning Solutions which is in the process of being created by the Client Success Specialist is considered to have the Creating status.

NOTE: Clicking Previous Orders will show the Purchase History for a returning student.

Submitted

Once Lincoln Learning places the order, it is considered Submitted and ready to be packed. Clicking View Order will allow you to see the student’s or client’s order which has been submitted for packing and shipping.

NOTE: Clicking Previous Orders will show the Purchase History for a returning student.

When the order opens, you can view a variety of details, including Items Shipped, status, Shipping Address, Purchase Summary, and more.

NOTE: Default Materials are materials identified during the client setup which are automatically added to the cart. 

Created

An order which has been packed, has an order number assigned to it, and is ready for shipping is Created. Clicking View Order will allow you to see the student’s or client’s created order.

NOTE: Clicking Previous Orders will show the Purchase History for a returning student.

When the order opens, you can view a variety of details, including Items Shipped, status, Shipping Address, Purchase Summary, and more.

IMPORTANT: Take note of the order number, purchase order number, shipped date, and which items are scheduled to be shipped.

Partially Shipped

A Partially Shipped status means a portion of the order remains in Created while the other portion has shipped. Clicking View Order will allow you to see the student’s or client’s order and which materials have been shipped.

NOTE: Clicking Previous Orders will show the Purchase History for a returning student.

When the order opens, you can view a variety of details, including Items Shipped, status, Shipping Address, Purchase Summary, and more.

IMPORTANT: Take note of the order number, tracking numbers, shipped date, and which items have been shipped.

In Transit

When all items in an order have shipped, the status is In Transit. Clicking View Order will allow you to see the student’s or client’s order, including shipped items.

NOTE: Clicking Previous Orders will show the Purchase History for a returning student.

When the order opens, you can view a variety of details, including Items Shipped, status, Shipping Address, Purchase Summary, and more.

IMPORTANT: Take note of the order number, tracking numbers, shipped date, and the items which have been shipped.

Complete

An order is considered Complete when all ordered items have been invoiced. 

IMPORTANT:  An order goes directly to invoicing once processed in Pulse. If there are no materials, the status goes from Submitted to Complete. If there are materials, this status will happen after materials are delivered.

NOTE: Clicking Previous Orders will show the Purchase History for a returning student.

When the order opens, you can view a variety of details, including Items Shipped, status, Shipping Address, Purchase Summary, and more.

IMPORTANT: Take note of the order number, purchase order number, shipped date, and the Order has been delivered statement.

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