Doing Business at the University

The University of Arkansas System has partnered with PaymentWorks to enhance supplier onboarding. The purpose of this partnership is to automate the complex payee management process and eliminate the risk of business payment fraud.

Effective October 2022, new suppliers must be invited by the university to register through PaymentWorks to establish a secure Supplier Account.  Additional information can be found on the Business Services Suppliers website.

How should Suppliers prepare?

Supplier must have a confirmed (or intended) business relationship with the university to be invited by the university to register through PaymentWorks. 

  • Suppliers should work with their UA contact for assistance with supplier onboarding. 
  • UA employee will initiate an invitation to the supplier via PaymentWorks.
  • Pending a complete/approved registration process, Supplier becomes available for use by the UA System.

Be prepared to address onboarding questions and provide supporting documentation (e.g., signed and dated W9 OR W8) as the registration process will require supporting documentation.