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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY:

 

CASE STUDY

A rapid rollout across multiple campuses with over a thousand
users in mere months… and they’re just getting started!

In the Beginning…

Campus department users were constantly asking for “contract pricing,” but, with contracts widely dispersed among university entities, it was difficult to help them navigate to a contract site, identify the right contract, and tie their purchase to the contract pricing. The result of this was staff shopping on the “Wild Wild Web.”

California State University Needed To:

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Reduce off-contract spending

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Consolidate multi-campus spend to common vendors

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Share marketplace expenses and reduce administration costs

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Improve spend visibility - need line item detail

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This project has helped us to show real savings along with improved efficiencies.  We were able to move quickly and this resulted in better benefits than we had even expected.

~ Kathleen Prunty
Director Procurement & Support Services

Quick Win
10-campuses
4 months
Easy Vendor Enablement
LIVE IN 90 days
150 days 25 catalogs

EASE OF USE

led to rapid adoption

active users in just 7 months

positive ROI in lesss than 5 months
Transactional Efficiency
Cost of Purchase Order to Payment
Immediate Cost Savings
Users saved thousands of dollars on first transactions in the marketplace

How We Did It

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We’ve already improved our ability to negotiate favorable terms with vendors as they realize they have visibility cross multiple campuses versus just one. At the same time, better spend visibility is improving our reporting and compliance activities.

~ David Taylor
Director of Procurement & Support Services

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Like-minded campuses partnered for initial rollout

training

No need to train.

Focus on marketing. Users do the right thing

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System-wide Marketplace

Common website, catalogs and contracts

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Existing p-card program ensures control

No need to change established and understood processes

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Carts automatically route to the right people for approval

Existing workflows and approval hierarchies remain in tact.

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