RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – August 20, 2019 – JAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, today announces that Youngstown State University has renewed its contract with JAGGAER for several years, to enable the school’s Procurement Services Department to meet 2019 goals.
Youngstown State University is an urban research university located in Northeastern Ohio between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, providing access to over 115 undergraduate and 40 graduate programs to 12,756 students.
2019 goals include working with colleges and departments to identify procurement challenges and concerns and develop solutions; updating the Procurement Services’ website (content, organization, process flow) to improve understanding of the purchasing, payment and travel processes; Reviewing current university contracts and preferred vendors and ensure contracts provide lowest total cost with strong customer service and providing additional competitive contracts and vendors in multiple spend categories.
The University’s Procurement Services Department works with several JAGGAER ONE spend management modules including procure to pay, sourcing, supplier management, and contracts. The mission of Procurement Services is to provide assistance for the purchase and payment of quality goods and services at competitive costs in accordance with University guidelines and applicable laws.
Youngstown State University is a member of the Inter-University Council Purchasing Group of Ohio, frequently called IUC-PG, a purchasing consortium comprised of the purchasing officers of the state institutions of higher education. Founded in 1964, the IUC-PG creates and maintains purchasing agreements for use by its 87 members (the 14 state universities, 15 community colleges, 8 technical colleges and 51 independent educational institutions). The purpose of the IUC-PG is to achieve standardization of requirements, methods of operation, and to buy at optimum quantity discounts. JAGGAER currently manages over $ 50 billion in spend for 650+ colleges and campuses in the United States alone, as well as schools in the UK, EU, AU and MENA. JAGGAER also has extensive market penetration with Canadian schools and has been adopted by community colleges and K-12 systems throughout the United States.