Date : 8/1/2012
We’re taking a more efficient approach to procurement. It will allow us to reallocate funds and resources to other strategic and educational initiatives.
Param Bedi, Vice President, Library and Information Technology, Bucknell University, United States
ChallengeBucknell University was looking to replace its paper-based purchasing processes with a more efficient approach to free up staff time, get equipment faster, and direct funds and resources to strategic and educational initiatives.
SolutionThe university worked with the Dell™ PremierConnect team and other suppliers to integrate eCommerce transactions with its purchasing systems, accelerating lead times for orders by up to two weeks.
Benefits• Up to 2-week acceleration in lead times for equipment
• Hours a day saved for IT procurement manager, reclaiming $10,000 per year in productivity
• Improved accuracy and visibility
• Buyers can track orders in real time
• Cost savings on electronic purchases vs. paper-based