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ERIC Number: EJ861513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
Spending Smart
Grush, Mary
Campus Technology, v23 n3 p33-36 Nov 2009
There is no doubt that eProcurement technology has turned cumbersome paper-based processes into highly connected online systems. The most basic parameters of eProcurement range from shopping for or sourcing goods, to creating purchase requisitions and getting them approved, to placing orders with suppliers, to receiving invoices--all electronically. But leaders of procurement departments will say that eProcurement can and should be more than just automation of the purchasing process. It can be a powerful strategic tool for furthering an institution's financial and civic goals, as evidenced by the many significant ways the technologies are being implemented by campuses across the country. eProcurement systems can consolidate buying across campuses, stimulate local economic development, and promote green purchasing options--all of which carry enormous financial benefits to institutions. This article takes a look at how various higher education institutions are using eProcurement to achieve economies of scale across campuses, support local enterprise, and encourage sustainable purchasing practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; Missouri; Pennsylvania