This page is for internal SMU purposes only.
The purpose of this page is provide Approvers receiving an electronic Funding Request from the Office of Planning, Design, and Construction with additional instructions on how to process the Funding Request document. Please refer to the following link for basic instructions:
If you need additional instruction on how to process the Funding Request or on how to recover a Funding Request that was accidentally deleted from your e-mail, please use the following link:
A New Electronic Workflow Process for PDC Funding Requests
The Office of Planning, Design, and Construction moved to an electronic workflow process using ImageNow for the delivery and authorization of Funding Request for construction projects. The goal for this new process is to reduce the use of paper and printing resources, increase the reliability and efficiency of the authorization process, and improve Project Manager productivity. With this new process, Approvers receive electronic Funding Requests by e-mail with instructions on how to process the Funding Request. Authorizations and rejections of Funding Requests by each Approver are now handled electronically. Once the Funding Request document has been processed electronically, it is routed automatically to the next individual in the predetermined workflow. This process is continued until the final Approver has processed the Funding Request; at which time, the approved Funding Request is returned to the Office of Planning, Design, and Construction. Once a fully authorized Funding Request is received by the Office of Planning, Design, and Construction, the Project Manager may begin the process of issuing contracts.