Today's MessagePosted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
For the past four years, Buffalo State has collaborated with SUNY System Administration, fellow SUNY campuses,* and their respective research foundations to electronically streamline the SUNY Procurement to Payment (P2P) system. The benefits of an electronic P2P system include cost savings, increased productivity, paperwork reduction, expedited transactions, and a standardized buying environment. We have selected a new software program, Jaggaer eProcurement (ePro), for implementation this fall. Pilot testing will occur for select areas before we deploy the system campuswide.
The ePro software is intended to create a one-stop marketplace for goods and services. It combines catalog and contract management tools to connect end users with suppliers, commodity contracts, and products based on established procurement policies and procedures.
Currently many of our procurement processes rely heavily on the use of paper. This runs contrary to Buffalo State’s strategic plan, which calls for the campus to move all paper processes to electronic where possible. The ePro software should eliminate many of the current paper processes and allow for electronic submission and approvals. This should reduce the number of paper files, increase usable space, and facilitate record and file retrieval.
The ePro system should also aid in identifying local and minority and woman-owned business enterprise (MWBE) suppliers that each campus can do business with. This aligns with the Buffalo State strategic plan directive for the campus to connect procurement to local suppliers where possible.
More information will be forthcoming. In the meantime, if you have questions concerning the ePro system, please contact one of the following team members:
Robert Baumet, Business Services
Terri Locher, Procurement Services
Bonnie McKay, Procurement Services
Steve Olsen, Procurement Services
Penny Reusch, Procurement Services
Mary Taylor, Accounts Payable and Travel Services
*Alfred State, Alfred University, SUNY Brockport, Erie Community College, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Geneseo, Monroe Community College, Niagara Community College, Stony Brook University, and the University at Buffalo
Wednesday, June 20, 2018