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.
Calculations are based on documented Periscope Holdings customer savings and research from Aberdeen.