OASBO Webinar: Big Savings Power for WCHCS - A Story of Digital Procurement Transformation and COVID-19
Learn how Washington Court House City Schools moved from a paper, labor-intensive requisitioning and PO process to a true virtualized environment that is saving district dollars and time. They will explain their journey that began with the search for a solution to reduce paper and streamline processes yet has come to be much more.
Ohio Association of School Business Officials (OASBO)
Course Details: Big Savings Power for WCHCS - A Story of Digital Procurement Transformation and COVID-19
Target Audiences: School Districts
Category: Cash Management
This course will cover how a Washington Courthouse City School District went from a hands-on paper and time intensive purchasing process to an online automated private marketplace solution. The WCHCS Marketplace gives everyone in the district access to create online requests, online approvals, integration with their financial system and electronic transmission of purchase orders directly to the supplier. WCHCS will discuss the process from start to finish of the initial goals, implementation and resulting benefits and value realized through this digital transformation.
1The course will provide practical, relevant and adaptable steps for other districts wishing to automate some or all existing purchasing processes. Some topics covered are reducing paper/mail handling, minimizing face to face interactions and reducing the time it takes from district employees wanting supplies o the delivery of those products. Understanding available online automation options and functionality helps ensure that the selected solution best fits the district needs.
Becky Mullins assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer of the Washington Court House City School District on August 1, 2013. Prior to this appointment, Mrs. Mullins served for 17 years with the Auditor of State’s Office holding various positions within its Local Government Services Division, effectively assisting local governments with financial, accounting and budgetary issues and providing professional consulting services.
Ms. Mullins acquired her bachelor's degree in accounting from Capital University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
She resides in Washington Court House with her husband of 23 years and 2 teenage sons.
Cathy Boyd joined EqualLevel in April 2019 as Director of Business Development, Education Markets. At EqualLevel, Cathy’s role is to manage successful digital transitions for both new and existing clients.
Cathy’s varied background includes over 20 years focusing on customers’ successful conversions from manual, paper-based procurement processes to streamlined, cost-effective, and automated procurement processes. Cathy served for many years working for ESM (eSchoolMall) in sales, implementation, training and customer support roles - focusing on customer success.
Cathy’s diverse background has also included providing process redesign to assist in streamlining processes and reducing costs for a large K-12 supplier, in addition to roles as a Corporate Software Trainer and a first career as a Clinical Laboratory Medical Technologist.
Cathy lives in Mansfield, OH with her husband of 25 years and has 2 grown children residing in England and Florida with a total of 5 grandchildren.