PRINCETON, NJ, April 16, 2015 - Upcoming webinar titled ‘Effective User Adoption of Enabling Procurement Technologies (EPTs): Exploring the Drivers & Barriers,’ jointly organized by Zycus, the leading source-to-pay procurement solutions provider, and Institute for Supply Management will be held on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 2PM ET.

Procurement technologies have evolved significantly over the last 15 years. However, the effective adoption and use of electronic procurement technologies (EPTs) is still a “black box” for many companies, and postulated benefits remain elusive. Many practitioners are overwhelmed by the proliferation of EPT offerings, are faced with user adoption resistance, and are questioning the efficacy of EPTs.

To address these challenges and to provide insight into the current state of EPT adoption, a two-phase industry study was conducted by Zycus and Michigan State University. The Study consisted of a series of in-depth interviews followed by wide-ranging surveys with procurement leaders. The results provide insights as to the drivers and barriers of user adoption, types of EPTs being utilized, adoption best practices & leading performance metrics.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:

  • Motivations for the implementation procurement technologies leading to better ROI
  • The dominant and dormant drivers for EPT adoption for effective use of technology
  • How to overcome training and implementation challenges and promote technologies, through various success stories
  • Adoption of best practices & leading performance metrics currently utilized in the industry

Attend the webinar as the panel of experts discuss the drivers for efficient and effective realization of procurement technologies by increasing user adoption, both quantitatively and qualitatively.

A two-phase industry study was conducted by Zycus and Michigan State University, that consisted of a series of in-depth interviews followed by wide-ranging surveys with procurement leaders.

Date:Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time:2:00pm ET
Speaker 1:Linda Woock, Strategic Sourcing Program Manager, University of Minnesota
Speaker 2:Dr. Tobias Schoenherr, Associate Professor, Michigan State University
Speaker 3:Richard Waugh, VP Corporate Development, Zycus
Attendance :On free registration, compliments of Zycus

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is a public research university located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. It is the oldest and largest campus within the University of Minnesota system and has the sixth-largest main campus student body in the United States, with 51,853 students in 2012–2013. The university is organized into 19 colleges and schools, and it has sister campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester.

About Michigan State University

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

About ISM

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination - including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® - ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations.

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