PROACTIS Academic Programme Provides Free eProcurement Software to Higher Education Institutions in Wales
PROACTIS, a global Spend Control and eProcurement solution provider, today launched the PROACTIS Academic Programme. The PROACTIS Academic Programme allows any certified higher education institution to apply for free cloud-access to the PROACTIS eProcurement platform to use within educational curricula. In the first phase, grants and faculty resources will be made available to colleges and higher education institutions in Wales before being made available to other institutions across the UK.
"Students preparing for careers in today's challenging economic climate need to raise the bar. In procurement, this requires a good understanding of best practice and use of advanced technology to support the development of appropriate and sustainable strategies," said Rod Jones, CEO of PROACTIS. "This programme, delivered by our team of procurement specialists in Wales, will put cutting-edge eProcurement software in the hands of students, lecturers and researchers to help drive innovative thinking and academic achievement."
The programme will provide free PROACTIS eProcurement cloud-licenses to support academic and/or research purposes in procurement. This will include online resources and training for qualifying faculties to support the development of academic excellence and use of eProcurement technology. Grants are considered for faculty professors, instructors and/or research professionals who are formally associated with an accredited institution and will use PROACTIS eProcurement in a formal course curriculum, projects, and demonstrations.
PROACTIS is one of the most widely used Spend Control and eProcurement solutions in the world. Hundreds of organisations use PROACTIS to streamline and automate processes and obtain best value controls in procurement. This includes over 120 UK Public Sector organisations, managing in excess of £15bn of public sector spend, 100,000 suppliers and over 30,000 contracts. In Wales, 20 out of 22 local authorities use PROACTIS software and services