PSU has changed the process for ordering computers. Your office must now use PSU’s SIMBA system to pick a computer configuration that works best for you. This page details the process of using the PSU SIMBA site to create an eQuote (Dell) or Template (Apple). This page only explains how to look at the various models & select what you need. As always, if you have questions please reach out to AGITSupport@psu.edu for a consultant for assist you.

NOTE: Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are the recommended web browsers to use when accessing the eBuy system.

If at any time you have questions, please feel free to contact us via our Help Desk Request.

The Process

Lion Marketplace is the new eBuy and you can find the standard Dell configurations. For Apple purchases, please reach out to your consultant.

  1. Go to the SIMBA website: https://www.simba.psu.edu
    • Be SURE to have Cisco AnyConnect connected if you are not in a county office or in an office at UP.
    • You may need to logon with your PSU credentials.
  2. Click on the yellow Simba Login at the top right.
  3. Look for Shop OnLion and click on it.
  4. In the next windows, click on Shop and then Lion Marketplace.
  5. Click the Dell button or the Apple button under the Computers/Technology section. Another window will appear.

TO BROWSE or CREATE a QUOTE:

  1. For the Dell site, you may change the filter from All Categories to what you are specifically looking for or you can scroll down to see what is available.
  2. If you don't see what you need, please contact your consultant via our Help Request Form and we can assist you.
  3. Once you make your selections, then click Add to Cart.
  4. Once you have all your equipment added to your Card, click Go to Cart.
  5. Dell: Click Save as eQuote.
    Apple: Click Create Template.
  6. Complete the Dell eQuote form fields so that you receive an email to then pass to those needed to review.
  7. Once the eQuote or Template is created, it will be sent to Ag IT for review. Then it will be passed back to you to process.

TO RETRIEVE a QUOTE for Dell:

  1. Under the Dell logo and title bar, look for link to Quotes
  2. This area allows you to search on the quote number that was created above.
  3. Once you find the quote, you can make edits & resave or move it to the next step to process the order.

ONCE you RECEIVE your NEW Computer:

Ag IT will need to image your computer - which means set it up to work in the office and install all the software.

  1. Please reach out to us via our Help Request Form so we can discuss the best time to get the build completed.
  2. Be sure to include the model of the computer and the Service tag.
  3. It is preferred to complete this the build while in the office but can be accomplished with work from home, if needed.
    • The process takes several hours from start to finish.
    • We will need someone's help to start the process and we finish up with the user first logon.

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