eProcurement Helps Top College to Achieve On-Contract Compliance and Efficiency
An “Achieving the Dream” public community college, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) has been using JAGGAER eProcurement solutions for ten years and has announced an extension to the partnership for the next five years. “Having the ability for our internal customers to purchase operational items at pre-negotiated catalog prices through JAGGAER has driven fantastic savings. In fiscal year 2009 our team achieved $136,000 in savings. This rose to $2,118,000 in fiscal year 2019, a fifteen-fold increase in annual savings over the decade that we have been using JAGGAER,” reported Jennifer Canavera, Director of Procurement at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.
“One of the first things we recognized in JAGGAER eProcurement was how easy and convenient it made the whole shopping experience,” said Canavera. Under her leadership NWTC has set up the workflows and catalogs for all of the departments across its three campuses to meet their needs for both pricing and product assortment.
By devolving ordering of operational items to internal customers, the six-person procurement department has also been freed up to focus on negotiating good prices on big-ticket capital items. “The system is easy to use and customers know exactly where to go to get what they want. This is of value to a publicly funded academic institution, where staff resources are precious,” added Canavera.
A “Rock-Solid Team” Keen to Expand JAGGAER
“We chose JAGGAER solutions because they promised greater efficiencies and savings for NWTC, which it has delivered. But over the years we have also found the forms and workflows in JAGGAER to be highly customizable to our specific and evolving protocols. That’s really important because we are fortunate to have a rock-solid team of procurement professionals here, who are always looking for ways to improve, ”said Canavera.