5-1a Creating a new vendor code in Sierra

Purpose: Creates a vendor code in Sierra that will ultimately link with a corresponding vendor record in MaineStreet.

  1. In Sierra, choose “Vendors” under the Acquisitions section of the drop-down menu
  2. Click “New” at the top of the screen.
  3. In the box, highlight “vendor default” under the Template box and click “Select”
  4. You will be asked to create a vendor four or five digit code. Create a code that resembles the vendor name. For example: The code for Baker & Taylor is “bakta”. To avoid confusion, do not use a “2” in the code. Codes that end in a “2” are Augusta’s, and we cannot share vendors.
  5. Click “Next”
  6. Enter the Vendor Name.
  7. Click “Next”
  8. Enter an altcode. This code links our vendor information with the vendor information in MaineStreet. Add the letters “oro” in front of the vendor code you just created. For example: the altcode for “bakta” would be “orobakta”.
  9. Click “Next”
  10. Click the “Insert” button and the top of the screen. From the drop-down menu, choose “Vendor Address1”. Enter the address for the vendor and click “Ok”.
  11. There are three short note fields available to enter any special information about the vendor (in the drop-down menu).
  12. Click “Save”.
  13. Vendor record is created: