Some businesses have been receiving illegitimate email requests from Penn asking for basic information such as company website, catalogue, and contact information.  Messages we have seen so far purport to be from a former Penn employee and appear to originated from  This message can simply be deleted and you may optionally report the fraud attempt with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (   If you have responded to this bogus inquiry, please let us know for further evaluation by contacting us at

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Three Additional Suppliers Exchanging Business Documents with Penn via cXML

Eurofins #453511, Illumina #271475, and Agilent #160042 are now or will soon be conducting business document transmission with Penn via cXML. Commerce eXtensible Markup Language (cXML) is the process in which University selected suppliers electronically receive University purchase orders to reduce order cycle time and transmit supplier invoice information to Penn, thereby reducing the costs associated with the handling and processing of paper. cXML is ideally suited for supplier relationships that produce a high volume of low dollar invoices.