IT and Purchasing: A Strategic Alliance-Webinar

IT and Purchasing: A Strategic Alliance - Webinar

Where: Webinar/Virtual

When: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Note: GoToWebinar login instructions will be sent prior to the event. 

Workshop Organizer:  Karen Warren of Wesleyan University & Mary Parlett-Sweeney of Siena College

Registration Fee:
NERCOMP Member: Free
Non-Member: $65

Event Overview
Often IT departments are not closely aligned with their purchasing counterparts on campus. There are many reasons for this including the often highly technical nature of IT acquisitions. However skilled purchasing professionals can leverage considerable savings possibly even beyond what solid IT negotiators are able to do. In this webinar, two purchasing pros will share their experience developing a strategic relationship with their IT department. Mutual trust is a key ingredient in this process. When it works, the financial benefits for the institution can be considerable. The expertise of the purchaser offers support as a service, which results in further potential savings and added value to the relationship.

Join us as Lisa Bryk from Siena College and Olga Bookas from Wesleyan University will talk about strategies that have worked, the road to building a solid relationship, and successes that have made a significant difference to the bottom line.

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