The Catholic University of Milan: Driving toward Digital Transformation that Goes Far Beyond Distance Learning
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Contract and supplier management processes are now also online using JAGGAER technology
MILAN, January 27, 2021 – Università Cattolica, the largest Catholic university in Europe, which has campuses in the Italian cities of Milan, Rome, Piacenza, Brescia and Cremona, is continuing with the gradual digital transformation of its entire procurement process, in distinct adoption phases of the leading e-procurement platform, JAGGAER ONE.
Thanks to its far-sighted approach dating way back to 2012, Università Cattolica has always paid the closest attention to digital innovation. Today, it is among the first Italian universities to manage tenders, supplies and contracts securely online, underlining its position as one of the most competitive and innovative higher education institutions, and not only in terms of teaching. The University found in JAGGAER the ideal partner for the digital transformation of the purchasing process.
Starting from the initial need to streamline the management of its pool of suppliers with maximum transparency and rigor, the University has progressively integrated numerous technological modules within JAGGAER ONE for the efficient management of suppliers, purchasing processes and contracts. The JAGGAER suite has proved to be the most complete, flexible and reliable solution available on the market thanks to unique features that can be fully integrated with existing business systems, such as the ERP system from SAP.
“We have always seen excellent opportunities to improve the efficiency of a structure like ours through digitalization,” commented Fabrizio Bergamo, Head of Procurement Planning and Tenders Management at Università Cattolica.
“The benefits of our investment in JAGGAER ONE have been manifold and we’re not stopping there. The number of professionals involved in the project has been growing rapidly, with both internal resources and suppliers using the platform in an increasingly extensive and collaborative way. In this respect too, we are really proud of being an innovative academic entity, obviously from a cultural and educational point of view, but also from an economic and managerial point of view. “
Thanks to JAGGAER, the Milan-based university has been able to maintain centralized management of procurement processes, while ensuring the collaboration and involvement of peripheral offices in decisions to achieve maximum levels of traceability, consistency and transparency, as well as compliance with the rigorous procedures of the institution. It’s a collaboration that has not been confined within the team, but has gradually extended to different functions, such as legal and finance.
“JAGGAER has an unrivaled reputation in the education sector and decades of experience, which we have gained working with hundreds of major clients, particularly in the United States where major universities, such as the University of Oklahoma, the University of Colorado, and the University of New Mexico have successfully adopted our technologies, as has the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom,” concluded Sara Picco, Account Director with JAGGAER Italia. “With the Università Cattolica we have established a relationship of great trust by finding a receptive and innovation-oriented entity, with which it was possible to set out on a path of optimization and the development of a highly satisfying project on both sides. We already have further work in the pipeline for the near future.”
About JAGGAER: Procurement Simplified
JAGGAER is the world’s largest independent spend management company, connecting customers to a network of 3.7 million suppliers in 70 countries, served by offices located in the Americas, APAC, Asia and EMEA. JAGGAER offers end-to-end SaaS-based procurement solutions, including advanced Spend Analytics, Category Management, Supplier Management, Sourcing, Contracts, eProcurement, Invoicing, Supply Chain Management and Inventory Management. These all reside on a single platform, JAGGAER ONE. JAGGAER has pioneered spend solutions for more than two decades and continues to lead the innovation curve by listening to customers and stakeholders in all industry sectors, public services and academia.
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