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2017 Webinar Series

Posted By NAEP, Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Our 2017 webinar series gets underway in earnest in April with several upcoming complimentary events. If you have an hour in your schedule, you have time for a webinar! Read more about the upcoming events:

Amazon: A Gateway to Maverick Spend... or a Portal to the Best Prices?
April 20, 2017  |  2:00 pm EST  |  11:00 am PST

Is Amazon just a new and tempting gateway to more maverick spend? Or is it a convenient place to get better prices? Should you embrace it or try to keep it out of your campus? And what about the other e-commerce sites like Best Buy, Jet, and others?

What's the Best Answer?  There may be no single right answer, and we know many organizations are trying to figure out their best path forward. In this first of a two-part webinar series, hear how Iowa State University has prioritized working with strategic vendors over broadening access to various e-commerce sites.

Future of Higher Ed Procurement Technology: A conversation with The Ohio State University and Amazon Business
April 25th  |  11:00 am Eastern, 8:00 am Pacific
Complimentary Registration

College and university leaders are asking procurement organizations to help address budget shortfalls, better serve end users, and mitigate new risks with fewer resources.

We will explore how you can simplify purchasing, consolidate suppliers, and improve organization compliance—with Amazon.

The Ohio State University will share its journey to manage rogue Amazon purchasing and how, in the process, the university's procurement leader discovered a new procurement technology that can help delight buyers and streamline purchasing.

Join us for a webinar sponsored by Amazon Business where you will gain an understanding of best practices for managing long-tail vendors in your purchasing environment. Explore opportunities for increasing spend through strategically negotiated contracts and discuss and learn best practices for increasing staff productivity, end user satisfaction, and supply chain efficiency through strategic relationships.

Building Your Business Case: Best Practices for Introducing Procurement Initiatives
April 27, 2017  |  2:00 pm EST  |  11:00 am PST

Procurement is constantly changing and evolving, and your department may be faced with new demands, shifting priorities, financial pressures, budget cuts and continuously being asked to “do more with less”.

How can you get leadership on board with something new and different when current processes and methods are working seemingly just fine? Or on the flip side, perhaps your procurement department tried something new in the past that only created more confusion and stress, creating reluctance to steer from the tried and true.

Show leadership that you’re thinking strategically about the future of procurement at your institution, and get buy-in to move forward with processes, technology, suppliers or methods that help you better support your institution’s mission.

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