Virginia Beach City Public Schools Creates Easy Efficiency, Serious Savings with BuySpeed™

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When the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and its school system sought to replace their mainframe-based procurement system in 1999, rather than update the purchasing software they had been using, Advanced Procurement Systems, they opted for Oracle. 

"We’re not just buying stuff; we’re doing our part to educate children. So, when we make our processes more efficient, that frees up time, money and other resources that can be used to help teach kids."

– Kevin Beardsley, Director of Purchasing, Virginia Beach City Public Schools

But as the purchasing office staff began trying to use the new system, they realized their choice was a backward step rather than a move forward. They returned to APS, which eventually evolved into BuySpeed™

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