Onboarding (Registration)


Q: How do I register for GM SupplyPower?
A:

Registration instructions vary depnding on your company's Covisint registration status. Use the table below to find the appropriate instructions based on your scenario.

If your company...

And you....

Follow these instructions

Pre-requisites for Registration

Reviewer

Already uses GM SupplyPower

Do not have a Covisint ID

New User Registration

English or Spanish

You will need to know your ultimate DUNS code

Your Covisint Security Administrator

Already uses GM SupplyPower

Have a Covisint ID, but no access to SupplyPower

Request GMSP Access

English or Spanish

You will need to know your ultimate DUNS code

Has Covisint access, but not GM SupplyPower

Are the Company Administrator

Request GMSP Access for your Company

English or Spanish

You will need to know your ultimate DUNS code,

A current PO or contract number, and your buyer's name and contact information.

If your company is the first to register with your ultimate DUNS code, the reviewer will be the GM SupplyPower Security Team

 

If an affiliate company has already registered with your ultimate DUNS code, the reviewer will be the afflilate company administrator. Contact Covisint if you need further information on this.

Does not have Covisint Access

You are the person who would manage your company's access to Covisint

New Company Registration

English or Spanish

You will need to know your ultimate DUNS code,

A current PO or contract number, and your buyer's name and contact information.

 

Your registration will be forward to an administrator for review. It must be approved by the reviewer before you can access GM SupplyPower

Once approved, you will be notified by email.

Within the first five days you should configure your 2 Step Authentication Profile to avoid requiring a reset to your profile preferences. You can find instructions here (note: you cannot access these instructions until access has been granted.)



Q: What is an Ultimate DUNS?
A:


An Ultimate DUNS number is that number assigned to the legal entity holding the highest level of ownership of an organization. The ultimate DUNS can be multiple levels above the headquarters of the organization actually doing business with General Motors. It can represent a holding or an investment company, not recognized by the employees of the manufacturing company with which GM has a contract. While some suppliers would prefer that the headquarters for their legal entity be shown as the ultimate DUNS, GM relies on Dun & Bradstreet for this linkage information, and we do not deviate to satisfy individual suppliers.

In order to be reported as an ultimate of other organizations, the highest level must hold a 51% or more interest in a company. If two companies form a 50/50 joint venture, that joint venture will be listed as an ultimate, separate from either of the member companies of the joint venture. If one of the joint venture member companies holds a majority share of 51% or more, the joint venture will be listed under the ultimate for that majority shareholder organization.

It is not unheard of for a company to establish separate legal entities, for tax or legal reasons that, while related to the other organization through some common management or monetary investment, are not considered to be a holding of the other legal entity. These organizations, while they will have similar names, will not be linked together under one ultimate.



Q: What is a DUNS Number?
A:


The Data Universal Numbering System, abbreviated as DUNS or D-U-N-S, is a proprietary system developed and regulated by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) that assigns a unique, nine-digit numeric identifier, referred to as a "DUNS number" to a single business entity site.



Q: What is required of a supplier organization interested in registering for GM SupplyPower access?
A:
The following prerequisites must be met in order to register for GM SupplyPower access:

• Company must first register in Covisint (no cost to supplier)

• Company must have an Ultimate DUNS in CSIDS (Corporate Supplier Identification Source)

• Company must have an active relationship with GM (i.e. contract)


Contacts:

Covisint Help Desk / Covisint Support Portal / Covisint support email:

For questions related to passwords, onboarding instructions, DUNS changes, technical assistance with the GM SupplyPower portal related to the Homepage, Bulletins, and Secure File Exchange.

 

GM Global Service Desk

For questions related to GMID, GMIN, Two Factor Authentication, Supplier Provisioning, Document Library, and GM Application Support.