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SAP Fieldglass Customer NSW Department of Education Receives Top Award for Innovative Use of Technology at Australasia Supply Management Conference

Government unit also recognized for process improvement initiative

CHICAGO – August 15, 2016 – SAP Fieldglass today congratulated customer New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education for its receipt of two prestigious Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Australasia Supply Management awards, honoring the department’s innovation and use of technology.

The Most Innovative Use of Technology Award, new this year to the annual CIPS award list, named the NSW Department of Education the winner. The award recognized the procurement and supply chain teams that have used technology in an innovative way to improve performance or efficiency. The industry group also recognized NSW as a finalist in the category of Best Process Improvement Initiative. The awards were given out at the 2016 CIPS Australasia Conference in Melbourne, Australia, on July 27.

CIPS honored the NSW Education Procurement Team for its successful implementation of a new online vendor management system, called Contractor Central, that simplified and streamlined its engagement and management of contractors. The platform now allows for transparent reporting and formal on/off-boarding processes. Contractor Central also ensures that all contingent worker engagements comply with Government legislation. Encouraged by the success, three additional NSW departments have since successfully deployed the platform and realized improved efficiencies.

“We’re pleased to recognize SAP Fieldglass and KellyOCG for their partnership and contributions in the global workforce management arena,” said David Malcolm, Chief Procurement Officer, NSW Education. “We launched the contingent labor ‘Contractor Central’ program in August 2015 with more than 400 workers across 80 sites. Just a year later, we employ 900 workers across the program and manage a spend of $64 million.”

SAP Fieldglass congratulates each of the winners and finalists in the 13 categories, including additional SAP Fieldglass customers, and looks forward to next year.

For more information about the 2016 CIPS Australasia Supply Management Conference and Awards, please visit: http://www.cipsaustralasiaconferenceandawards.com/awards/winners-2016/

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