Webinar - Procuring, Selecting, and Implementing ERP and Procurement Software Systems

  • Date: 01/26/2022
  • Start Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 3:30 PM Eastern Time
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Format: Webinar
Webinar 012622: Procuring, Selecting, and Implementing ERP and Procurement Software Systems (Member)$0.00 01/26/2022
Webinar 012622: Procuring, Selecting, and Implementing ERP and Procurement Software Systems (Non-Member)$49.00 01/26/2022
Webinar 012622: Procuring, Selecting, and Implementing ERP and Procurement Software Systems (Member) $0.00
Webinar 012622: Procuring, Selecting, and Implementing ERP and Procurement Software Systems (Non-Member) $49.00


Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) are directly tied to the evolution of material resource planning systems used in manufacturing. ERP’s goal is to combine the functions of an enterprise into one software suite. The expansion of ERP is credited to the Gartner firm. ERP systems are being procured and implemented at alarming rates by all types of entities, especially government. Manual processes are being replaced with automation at every turn, and, as Procurement, we are responsible to source and embrace technology. How does Procurement embrace this change? Procurement must actively participate in any system changes. For public entities, ERP systems start with Finance albeit, there are other divisions like utility billing, fleet, and public works that will benefit as well. One of the biggest areas for improvement in Procurement is its technology. While, we have great bidding[LF1] systems for competing an entity’s requirements, there are very few true procure-to-pay systems sourced and implemented. Procurement can and must go beyond supplier registration and understand their integration with Finance and others. ERP is designed as an end-to-end solution, not partially automated and mostly manual. This session covers understanding the Procure-to-Pay process, change management, requirement developments, and more associated ERP systems. The goal is to effectively communicate Procurement’s requirements, and how they link with Finance
and other stakeholders. Procurement professionals can learn the details required to implement a step-by-step process of procuring, selecting, and implementing ERP systems to maximize effectiveness to Procurement.

What You'll Learn

After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
1. Develop requirements for procurement with new and existing ERP systems
2. Recognize and mitigate software and process gaps
3. Enhance current systems already in place by upgrading

Presenter Bio(s) 

Althea Pemsel is assistant overseer of Procurement Department for the City of Coconut Creek and worked in director and managerial roles in procurement and previously ran the procurement construction division for the City of Fort Lauderdale as the Assistant Chief Procurement Officer with millions of dollars in capital improvement and various Projects. As the Procurement Officer in West Palm Beach, Althea was instrumental procuring major engineering services for capital projects for the city and the East Central Regional (ECR) Wastewater Treatment Facilities Operations. In 2000 Althea worked for the City of Orlando for a decade. Althea has been instrumental in advancing public procurement and the supply chain professional to be regarded as high performing, lean, and strategic alliance focused departments.

Althea has authored white papers and given many presentations on topics like, Stakeholder and Change Management, Tactical to Strategic Procurement, Leading Lean Operations, and Adding Value. As an international speaker, her most recent presentation on the topic of Intergenerational Workforce was given in Hangzhou, China. Althea’s career began in Germany in the late eighties, and she has worked in public, private, and non-profit organizations instituting cost containment measures, lean operations, and process improvements.

At the Cannes Film Festival 2019 in France, Althea served as an Intern for the film industry gaining additional negotiation tactics and skills in entertainment contract law, supply chain, and movie and film distribution sales and contracts. Although her educational background is a combination of business leadership, theology, and psychology, her doctorate studies focused on philosophy. Althea has received many awards.

Attendance for Individuals

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Attendance for Groups

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Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing by emailing registrationinfo@nigp.org. Once the login email is sent, registrants that are non-members are not eligible for a refund. Registered participants who do not attend will not receive credit. Need to miss the webinar due to a last minute meeting? There is no need to cancel. You won't receive credit, but you will still receive all the handouts and the recording link.


The content of this webinar is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to solicit business or to provide legal advice. Laws differ by jurisdiction, and the information in this webinar may not apply to every attendee. You should not take, or refrain from taking, any particular action based upon the information contained in this webinar without first seeking jurisdictional guidance.

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