In 2006, the implementation of web-based BuySpeed™ reformed the City of New Orleans purchasing process. Prior to implementation, the City had a cumbersome and inefficient paper-based process.
"BuySpeed™ was clearly the best solution we evaluated,” said Andrée Cohen, Purchasing Administrator for the City of New Orleans. “None of the other solutions came close to demonstrating the range of eProcurement functionality offered by Periscope, let alone web-based."– Andrée Cohen, Purchasing Administrator, City of New Orleans
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, rebuilding efforts greatly increased the need for the type of automation that BuySpeed™ could provide. BuySpeed™ has enabled the City of New Orleans to save more than $1.25 million through purchasing process efficiencies. It integrates with the City’s
Microsoft Dynamics-GP general ledger system, and combines web requisitioning, electronic approvals, contract purchases and electronic purchase order delivery to reduce purchase cycle time citywide.