Rensselaer Polytechnic Achieves Higher Education First in Chemical Inventory Management with JAGGAER Technology

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. February 26 2019: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, America’s first technological research university, has successfully launched the first comprehensive chemical inventory management system within the United States higher education space, utilizing JAGGAER’s advanced Enterprise Reagent Manager (ERM). JAGGAER is the world’s largest independent spend management company.

With nearly 600 wet labs involved in the procurement of more than 250,000 chemicals, Rensselaer faced a challenge to strengthen its procurement and life cycle management of chemicals on campus. In addition, the regulatory agencies of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Drug Enforcement Agency require detailed tracking for certain chemicals in the Rensselaer inventory. Rensselaer formed a cross campus strategic advisory team that determined that it was critical to evolve to a comprehensive, state-of-the-art digital system.

“Through our review we recognized that managing the inventory of chemicals and the associated safety database manually on spreadsheets was cumbersome and inefficient. Now that we have conducted a digital transformation, all the information necessary for a researcher to place an order is readily available. The implementation of the system was so successful because it was designed from the ground up to simplify inventory acquisition and management, enabling our researchers to focus on their work,” said Ron Moraski, Director of Procurement Services.

JAGGAER’s ERM solution manages the complete chemical life cycle, from sourcing to receipt, tracking and disposal and is in use by nine global pharmaceutical companies. The solution provides Rensselaer with the ability to track all chemicals on site and properly manage access, meeting compliance and safety requirements. In addition, Integrating JAGGAER’s ERM system provides users with up-to-date Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and detailed material hazard profiles for reporting.

“JAGGAER has an extensive history of working with both higher education institutions and biopharma and life sciences companies. Our work with Rensselaer straddles both worlds, representing what should be an example for any university with a wet lab and research facilities,” says Robert Bonavito, CEO, JAGGAER.

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. JAGGAERONE 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. www.JAGGAER.com.


About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America’s first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, 32 research centers, more than 145 academic programs, and a dynamic community made up of more than 7,900 students and over 100,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration. To learn more, please visit  www.rpi.edu.

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