Welcome to the BUworks Training Overview and Resources page.


Instructor-led training is available for employees who work in the Finance, Human Capital Management (HR), Procurement and Business Warehouse areas of BUworks. The Training Path Grid enables you to determine what training is recommended for you based on your business role. Once you understand what we recommend, you can use the Grid to find out when the training is available and register to attend. View the Training Path Grid

The remainder of this page is organized based on the assumption that you need help for one of the following reasons:

I am New to BU

You are new to Boston University and need to develop a foundational understanding of BUworks. If this describes you, we recommend that you start here: read information for new employees.

I Have a New Business Role

You have been working at the University for a while and have been assigned a new business role for which you need help (documentation, etc.) or training. Sound like you? If so, start here: information for employees with a new business role.

I Need Detailed Instructions or a Quick Reminder

You perform a task in BUworks infrequently and need a refresher on how to perform a task or to understand a particular process. If so, read on.

There are several ways to learn about Boston University business processes and associated BUworks transactions. Depending upon the information you seek, your learning style, and the time you have available, you may find one or more of the resources described below is appropriate to your needs.

Process Guides and Introductory Videos

The Process Guides, which include both videos and process flow diagrams, are a great way to explore BU administrative processes and associated BUworks tools. Videos provide brief navigational and conceptual background information for these topics:

  • BUworks Navigation
  • Using the Worklist
  • Using Employee Self-Service
  • Using Manager Self-Service

Process Flow diagrams show the sequence of transactions and give context to the detailed work instructions. Topics include:

  • Time Management
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Ordering Goods and Services
  • Business Warehouse Reporting

Instructor-led Hands-on Training Workshops

Beyond the learning you can do independently using the Process Guides and the Document Library, we offer a number of instructor-led workshops in Finance, Sourcing & Procurement, HR, and Business Warehouse reporting. These sessions typically run for one and one half to two and one half hours and are offered on a regular basis on both campuses.

This page contains descriptions and a registration link for each of the BUworks instructor-led workshops.