csuAccess to data can transform the way you run a procurement organization whether you are an individual university, city, county or school district or you are part of the largest public university system in the United States. Good data, that is fit for purpose, is the foundation on which procurement strategy and operational execution rests.

In this 60 minute webinar, Tom Roberts and Jason Stanton from the California State University System show how they have used to data to drive strategy and bring spend under management at the CSU system office and at the campus level.

Like everyone else, our finance systems are set up for financial reporting, and for that they’re great. But the minute you want to view spend for a campus by (say) category it becomes clear that the data in the Accounts Payable and procurement systems aren’t very helpful. If you want to do that across all campuses in the system it’s incredibly challenging. Without a doubt the Observatory has helped hugely in bringing more spend under management. It has been particularly valuable for the system office as a way to engage more effectively with the campuses and other university systems.

Tom Roberts

Director, California State University - Office of the Chancellor

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