Wide Area Workflow Training (WAWF)
The Department of Defense requires all commercial invoices to be submitted via Wide Area Workflow or another approved electronic system.
Otherwise, your invoices will be returned UNPAID!
Electronic Invoicing Mandate
The Defense Department has been mandated by section 1008 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2001, public law 106-398 to require contractors to submit invoices electronically and the Department of Defense to process the invoices electronically. This mandate only provides three options to submit payments electronically:
Wide Area Workflowâ€“WAWF (free web-based system)
Web Invoicing Systemâ€“WinS (in the plan to be phased out)
Electronic Data Interchange â€“ EDI (large out-of-pocket expense)
Contract Clauses That Includes Electronic Submission
The two current WAWF clauses are:
- 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requestsâ€“contractor shall submit payment requests using electronic forms.
- 252.246-7000 Material Inspection and Receiving Reportâ€“contractor using the WAWF fulfill the requirement for a material inspection and receiving report (DD Form 250).
Benefits of Using WAWF
- No More Paper
- No More Lost Documents
- Decreased Admin Costs
- Complete Visibility of Your Acceptance and Payment Transactions
- Safe, Secure, Auditable
- Future Wireless Capability
More information can be found here: http://www.dfas.mil/ecommerce/wawf/training.html
Practice Using WAWF
Online Training Site
Once you have completed this training course, you may want to practice submitting documents for payment, and viewing and working on documents in the online training site. After getting to the WAWF practice site, you should click the "Training Instructions" hyperlink in the left column to get your training User IDs and passwords and important sample data.