The Southern Methodist University Procurement Card Program is designed to provide authorized faculty and staff with a cost-effective and convenient method of procuring small dollar purchases of regularly consumed supplies.
Card users are expected to make sound business decisions in the best interest of the University and always comply with the policies and procedures set forth in this guide and the Procurement Card Custodian Use Agreement.
The Procurement Card Program is not intended to supplant the University’s existing purchasing system. It is intended to broaden the University’s portfolio of procurement methods. Ideally, the Procurement Card is recommended for the purchase of allowable expenses less than $5,000 in value.
SMU Credit Card Test- After first time applying for the SMU Card, a test must be taken and passed at 100%. The test is to make sure you have covered the material given to you and understand the responsibilities the card represents.
Obtaining an SMU Credit Card:
- A completed Cardholder Enrollment Form must be submitted for each prospective Cardholder. This form must be signed by the Authorized Manager for the default account shown on the form, and then forwarded to the Card Administrator.
- All prospective Cardholders must sign a Cardholder Agreement Form including the conflict of interest statement to be eligible to receive an SMU card.
- After submitting application, the applicant will receive an invitation to the SMU Card Course on Canvas. Log in can occur through the link on the invite or going to canvas.smu.edu
- Log in will consist of your SMU ID# and system password.
- An SMU Card test will be mandatory in order to receive your card. This test must be passed with a score of 100% or a card will be denied to the requestor. Multiple attempts are allowed.
- A CARD WILL NOT BE ORDERED UNTIL THIS TEST HAS BEEN COMPLETED.
- Test results will be forwarded to the Card Administrator, then your card will be ordered.
- Turn around once the passing test score has been received is 4 business days.
- You will then be contacted for pick up.
- Applicant must complete their 90 day probationary period to be eligible for a card.
- Cards will not be given to temporary employees.
There will be ONE SMU Card with 3 profile options available:
- Purchase Only Card: This will be used to make non travel purchases for items allowed by policy.
- One Card: This card can be used for both travel and non-travel related purchases allowed by policy.
- Travel Only Card: this can be used for only travel related purchases allowed by policy.
The Concur system will allow you to attach your receipts to your charges, which means the need to submit your monthly statement with your scanned receipts will not be necessary. Concur will be your one stop to reconcile your charges, provide back up, and submit for approval.
Concur provides options to attach your receipts:
- The Concur App for your mobile phone- you can take a picture of your receipt and save it under your profile.
- You can scan and upload your receipt
- Email your receipt to email@example.com
JP Morgan will be replacing our cards with the new "Chip" Cards. As a cardholder, you do not need to do anything. New cards will be issued to you as your current card expires. You will be notified when a card arrives for you. This will not impact your card use.