Adding Parallel Approvers to the Workflow

When an approver is manually added in parallel to the approval flow, this added approver can approve the eRequisition at any time over the course of the approval flow. This could result in a manually added user being the final approver before the purchase order goes out to the vendor. In order to avoid an added approver sending the purchase order to the vendor, approvers (especially purchasing agents) should take a careful look at the approval flow before approving an eRequisition. Purchasing agents should ensure that all other approvers have approved the eRequisition before approving it. The last person to approve an eRequisition sends it to the vendor.
Note: The original preparer will only have the ability to add an approver in parallel or as the first approver in the flow. All other approvers will be able to choose whether the manually added approver will appear in parallel or in series to - before or after - the system-generated approvers.
For further information on Approval Flows, please view the Approval Flows job aid and the Approving Web-Based Training Course on the User Training page of this web site.