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Level: Intermediate
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In this purchase order training course we learn what “No PO, No Pay” means and why companies are moving to this model. We explore the benefits of using Purchase Orders (PO) for goods and services and identify how Purchase Orders can be created for facility, utility and telecommunication costs and identify the key components of a Purchase Order and how they can be used to post costs more timely and to track spend.

We also explore the difference between 2-way and 3-way match and learn how to leverage Purchase Orders to monitor spend and when to determine if budgeted amounts can be or need to be adjusted. In addition we learn the benefits of “Return to Vendor” policies and procedures.

Change management is key in implementing any new policy.  We discover the steps needed to communicate a “No PO, No Pay” policy to vendors and to any employees who may place an order with a vendor.

A “No PO, No Pay” policy comes with strong terms and conditions.  We explore these together to ensure ongoing compliance and success in your Accounts Payable organization. 

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify the definition of “No PO, No Pay”
  • Explore the advantages of using Purchase Orders (PO) to order goods and services and to track spend
  • Identify the key components of a Purchase Order
  • Explore the difference between 2-way and 3-way PO matching
  • Explore other terms and some of the conditions for a successful “No PO, No Pay” policy implementation

8 Reviews (24 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
The test was mostly about reading through the double-negative exceptions and similar nonsense. It did little to assess knowledge of the subject.
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I liked how the concept was simply framed and discussed. The course provided basic, practical information in an understandable format
Anonymous Author
Course recommended some useful steps that can be implemented to redece & control "no PO" purchasing.
Member's Profile
Seemed a bit repetitive. Think the no PO no pay concept would have been easily explained one time.
Anonymous Author
Change Management was a good topic to cover when establishing this as a new procedure.
Member's Profile
Great little intro course on a topic one doesn't learn in school.
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Straight forward. Direct and clearly communicated. Great job!
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Good refresher for basic AP principles


No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other courses in the series prior to completing this one.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 ext. 106, or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
  3:47Introduction to No PO, No Pay
No PO, No Pay
  5:18What is "No PO, No Pay"?
  8:47The Purchase Order (PO)
  11:02Quick Review of Accounts Payable
  8:50The Benefits of No PO, No Pay
  3:10The Procure to Pay Work Stream and Conclusion
Continuous Play
  40:54No PO, No Pay
  PDFSlides: No PO, No Pay
  PDFNo PO, No Pay Glossary/Index