Award–Winning City of Tucson Maximizes Its Purchasing Power

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Since rolling out the BuySpeed™ system in early 2001, Tucson has enabled more than 500 internal customer users and 15,000 vendors on the system.  The City uses BuySpeed™ for online requisitioning, workflow management, Web-based vendor registration, direct contract ordering, purchase orders and online reporting and inquiry.

"The BuySpeed™ solution provided by Periscope has enabled our organization to provide our customers, our contractors and our staff a turn-key procurement solution. Not only has the system allowed us to process our work more efficiently and effectively, it has provided us a tool to support a more strategic procurement direction. Periscope has been a true partner in this process and has continually worked with us to identify new opportunities to enhance the value that procurement brings to the organization!“

– Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPM, CPPB Deputy Director of Procurement City of Tucson

The City will begin online purchase order delivery with BuySpeed™, further reducing the processing time for orders with vendors. The City will also begin utilizing Government-to-Business (G2B) linking for system-to-system ordering with various vendors.

Results: Average document processing time range reduced from 25% - 99.9%. Requisition processing reduced from 14 days to 2 days. Direct Release (ordering from requirements contracts) processing time reduced from 28 days to 1 day or less. Purchase Order processing reduced from 28 days to 14 days. Vendor Registration processing reduced from 28 days to less than 1 hour. Reduction of $16,000 annually on postage and paper.