Changes to SRM Shopping Coming
The Procurement Department is working with the district's technology team to upgrade our SAP system to fully enable online shopping for schools and departments with an application called SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SRM). You'll be hearing a lot more about this project called "MPS WeBuy" in the coming weeks.
Here are a few highlights:
- Paperless: "Shoppers" will be able to browse online catalogs, fill virtual shopping carts with goods, run them through electronic approvals and monitor the progress of their orders. All of this activity will be done electronically - without paper forms.
- Enables Improved Stewardship: MPS will benefit from lower negotiated pricing based on our collective purchasing power.
- Better Data: The new system will provide enhanced transparency and offer improved insights into our district-wide purchasing processes.
- Training & Support Website: There will be plenty of learning opportunities tailored to each person's role in the new process. The team will also offer training sign-ups, SRM reference materials and other support resources through a dedicated project website on The Source.
Watch for announcements regarding the MPS WeBuy project in the next couple of weeks.