Procurement and Business Services Recognized with Award of Excellence in Procurement

Empowering Efficiency: Georgia Tech’s Robotic Process Automation Transforms Procurement Operations with RPA Bots

Georgia Tech has been recognized with the National Association of Education Procurement (NAEP) Award of Excellence in Procurement, honoring the outstanding contributions of its procurement department. The award highlights the exceptional work of Procurement and Business Services (PBS), which demonstrates innovation and dedication to delivering value to faculty, staff, and students.

Executive Director Ajay Patel and Director Erin Mitchell accepted the award on behalf of Georgia Tech and presented at the NAEP’s 2024 EPIC Meeting. Their session focused on the use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in procurement operations, showcasing its transformative potential. RPA enables the automation of manual tasks, reduction of errors, and improvement of operational efficiency, allowing organizations to realize significant cost savings and process optimization.

Georgia Tech is leading the way in innovation by implementing bots to automate administrative functions in asset management, accounts payable, and grants and contracts. One example is the “compliance documents bot,” which streamlines communication with suppliers to request essential compliance documents like E-Verify, Certificate of Insurance, and Sole Source. Additionally, the accounts payable supplier team plans to introduce a “welcome bot” to interact with new vendors via email, providing information on purchase orders and invoices policies.

These initiatives underscore PBS’s commitment to embracing advanced technology to better serve the campus community and achieve operational excellence.

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