Commerce Manager at UMW

What is Commerce Manager

Commerce Manager (CM) is a payment tool that allows UMW departments to accept online credit card and/or echeck payments for events, such as conference or workshop registrations, athletic camps, concerts, seminars, etc.

CM Resources

Benefits of Commerce Manager

Consultation & Training Provided
You’re not alone!  We will help you evaluate the needs of your payment site, share best practices for site set up, and train you on how access and evaluate the payment information reports.

Accept Online Payments
Participants can pay quickly and conveniently by eCheck or credit card.

Generate Revenue & Track Payments
Departments have access to query reports by participants, credit cards and event title for ease of reconcile.  Event revenue posts directly into the Operational Budget.

Easy Access
CM sites will link directly from the event site for seamless navigation for the payer.

Faculty-Led Programs
Provide your program participants the ability to pay for program fees and any miscellaneous charges in just a few simple clicks.

No On-Site Fee Collections
Participants pay online!  Therefore security of credit card numbers and cash is no longer a worry for your department.  There is no need to regularly accept cash and credit cards in the department, freeing staff to focus on event and program management.

Preliminary Requirements

Read through the Commerce Manager Partnership Agreement (CMPA)
This agreement outlines the partnerships, requirements and responsibilities involved in the management of a Commerce Manager site.

Review the CM Manual
Provides users with specific data and report management guidelines within Commerce Manager as well as the reconciliation of incoming payments to Banner budget reports.

Procedural Compliance
Commerce Manager is managed in accordance with the following University Policies and Procedures:

Cash Handling Policy and Procedure
UMW University Refund Policy
Network and Computer Use Policy
Finance Security Compliance

These procedures will be explained in more detail during training.

Schedule Commerce Manager Training
Commerce Manager training is provided by TESS prior to site activation to assist users with the requirements necessary to organize, maintain and reconcile a Commerce Manager site.


For more information, please contact TESS at (540) 654-1006.