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What the Department of Education’s Guidance Means for Higher Ed Procurement Teams

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Let’s be honest… it’s a confusing time to be in higher education. As the Department of Education, along with state education departments around the country, begin issuing recommendations for return to school plans, procurement teams are left asking what’s next for them. How do you prepare your school for a full or partial return, and […]

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The Power of Partnerships in Education

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Procurement has changed globally, and rapidly with the COVID-19 pandemic. It has proven that there is little to no benefit in acting as silos, and there is great power in partnerships. We are facing unprecedented challenges right now worldwide that no-one has ever seen before or could have expected. It has resulted in people from all walks of […]

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Seven things to consider before implementing your SaaS solution

7 Things to Consider Before Implementing Procurement SaaS

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What is SaaS?  When you decide to deploy a SaaS solution for procurement, you are choosing the provider of a service. You don’t choose any of the server, storage, or networking specifics, and you don’t choose an operating system, or even a language to develop new tools in. Rather, you get an application, such as eProcurement or Supply Chain Management. However, you can choose the specific settings in the application, the […]

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Transforming a Team’s Value Proposition

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REV It Up: A Procurement Podcast Series with Procurious In this blog series, powered by Procurious, Philip Ideson sits down with speakers from JAGGAER’s REV2018 conference to discuss the latest trends in procurement and what the future holds. A conversation with Sandy Hicks Establishing Core Values Q: What are the core values of your procurement team? […]

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Automated Inventory Management Holds the Key to Better Research

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Perspectives and lessons learned from global life science leaders using eProcurement to stay ahead of the research curve. As a researcher, your main objective is to make impactful scientific discoveries that can improve the quality of peoples’ lives. After all, this is why many go into the sciences in the first place—to change the world. […]

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7 Ways to Take Control of Your Costs Through Spend Analytics

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Key spend analytics insights afford higher education procurement teams more strategic decision-making, higher visibility into suppliers, and consolidation of resources for a competitive advantage. In a time when education costs have skyrocketed to astronomical proportions, CPOs have a unique opportunity to contribute strategically to optimizing and streamlining operational costs for their universities and colleges. And […]

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JAGGAER blog about NACUBO

“Currents of Collaboration” Flowing at #NACUBO2017

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JAGGAER representatives are currently in Minneapolis, MN for the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Annual Meeting, which concludes tomorrow. Built around the theme “Currents of Collaboration,” this year’s meeting places focus on the powerful effect of higher education communities working together toward a shared vision for the future. The NACUBO wisely […]

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JAGGAER blog, "A Q&A on Spend Analytics in Education--JAGGAER & E&I Consulting"

Spend Analytics in Education: Joint Q&A With E&I Consulting

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It’s true! Spend analysis can help you identify and realize hidden cost savings, optimize your supply base, and reduce risk. But how do you know your organization is ready and able to leverage this technology to its fullest? Brett Cornell, VP of Value Consulting for JAGGAER, and Vince Patriarco, Executive Director of E&I Consulting Group, […]

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JAGGAER blog post "Higher Education Leaders Talk Revenue, Workload Constraints at Advisory Board Meeting"

Higher Education Leaders Talk Revenue, Workload Constraints at Advisory Board Meeting

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When you gather Chief Procurement Officers from the nation’s leading colleges and universities together to discuss procurement trends in higher education, you can expect to fill up a lot of flip charts. That’s exactly what happened when JAGGAER convened its Higher Education Customer Advisory Board (CAB) on April 18. The group shared their insights on […]

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JAGGAER blog, "Buying is Simpler and More Effective for Red Raiders at Texas Tech University"

Buying is Simpler and More Effective for Red Raiders at Texas Tech University

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The procurement challenge is bigger at Texas Tech University, which supports more than 51,000 students and comprises four component institutions. To enhance the buying process, the university’s procurement team enlisted JAGGAER to develop a comprehensive source-to-pay solution that would reduce costs and improve efficiency. According to Jennifer Adling, Managing Director of Procurement Services at Texas […]

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