McDaniel Student Success and Experience Ellucian Purchase
McDaniel Student Success and Experience
Achieving consumer experience for institutional buying with Ellucian Purchase
McDaniel College selected Ellucian Purchase to complement their Ellucian Colleague ERP system, enabling them to modernize their antiquated procurement processes, reduce paper-based forms, and lessen the time to purchasing approvals. It’s been a few months since go-live. Let’s see how they’re doing.
Delivering a familiar experience
Julie Fisher, Controller, McDaniel College, shared the good news that the learning curve for Ellucian Purchase was small for most departments. She explains “people are familiar with online shopping, and because the new Ellucian Purchase solution is similar, it was also easy to learn.”
● Outdated purchasing processes
● Manual approval processes
● Paper-based forms
● Slow turnaround times
● Ellucian Spend Management Ethos Integration
● Ellucian Purchase
The benefits are adding up
The solution is making a difference for teams such as student engagement and student experience. Because these teams work closely with student groups, the demand for an easy-to-use, consumer-like experience is high.
Here’s an example of how the students identify what they need for an event or activity; The program sponsor can easily place an order and receive approval quickly. Using Ellucian Purchase, this eliminates the need to track down a code or receipt and submit an expense report. As a result, the team has greater visibility and control over the purchase process to help them deliver on student expectations.
The program sponsor can easily place an order and receive approval quickly. Using Ellucian Purchase, this eliminates the need to track down a code or receipt and submit an expense report. As a result, the team has greater visibility and control over the purchase process to help them deliver on student expectations.
So how does it work?
1. Students identify what goods or services they need for an event or activity 2. The program sponsor places an order using Ellucian Purchase 3. The order receives approval quickly, eliminating the need to track down a code or receipt and submit an expense report
A real result!
Using Ellucian Purchase, a student engagement group purchased $600 of trash pickers for a community service activity from a preferred supplier catalog. From start to finish, the process was easy and effortless, delivering on the consumer like experience students expect.
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