Queen’s University of Ontario Provides Roadmap for Complete Digital Transformation of University Procurement with JAGGAER’s Spend Management Solutions
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 15, 2019: – JAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, presents an in-depth analysis of a sweeping digital transformation of the internal shopping and procurement system of Queen’s University at Kingston, in Ontario Canada, on JAGGAER’s Inside Spend webinar and podcast series. Queen’s University procurement experts Nicki Mundell, Procurement Systems Analyst & Solution Administrator, and Nicole Fowler, Manager, Senior Procurement, acQuire and Accounts Payable, detail the process they established and results they received during this transformation, providing a blueprint for any university considering the same journey.
Queen’s University: Digital Transformation of University Procurement
Queen’s University had used manual and paper-based processes to manage shopping and procurement for generations, and wanted to improve their environmental footprint, reduce workflow delays, mitigate the risk of paper loss, and have more visibility and control over all phases of the procurement and shopping process. Queen’s University selected JAGGAER’s eProcurement, Accounts Payable and Supplier Management solutions, which became the enabling technology for the University’s acQuire system, integrated with PeopleSoft’s ERP.
“The change from paper cheque requisitioning to electronic remittance forms was one of our biggest successes with acQuire. The change also created transparency for our procurement and finance teams as well as the end users. The technology enabled us to build specific forms for our needs, and we now manage about 95% of paper payment requests flowing through the system, providing more efficient processing times and cutting the number of steps for the entire process in half,” says Nicki Mundell of Queen’s University. Ms Fowler and Ms Mundell detail all aspects of the transformation process during the course of this insightful webinar.
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Queen’s University is one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting institutions and has influenced Canadian higher education since 1841, when it was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria. The university has 24,000 students, 3,500 faculty members, 5,400 staff including 16 procurement staff, and an annual spend of approximately $350 million CAD. The University is research intensive with specialized spending and vendors.
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About JAGGAER: Global Spend Management Solutions
JAGGAER is the world’s largest independent spend management company, with over 2,000 customers connected to a network of 3.7 million suppliers in 70 countries, served by offices located in North America, Latin America, throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia and the Middle East. JAGGAER offers complete SaaS-based Source to Pay eProcurement solutions with advanced Spend Analytics, Sourcing, Supplier Management, Contract Lifecycle Management, Savings Tracking and intelligent workflow capabilities. JAGGAER has pioneered spend solutions for over two decades and continues to lead the innovation curve by listening to customers and analyzing the market. Our solution suites are trusted by the world’s largest manufacturing, education, health care, retail, consumer package goods, logistics, construction, utilities companies and public service organizations. Additionally, JAGGAER holds 38 patents–more than any other spend management company.