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Join ESM for two Breakout Sessions at NAEP New England next week!

First, in the area of contract management, the build vs. buy decision is one that most institutions wrestle with. In this joint session with Northeastern University and Mount Holyoke College, ESM will present the rationale for the “buy” decision.

 

Tuesday October 23

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Session 2C:  Contract Management build vs buy – what choice is right for you?

Presented by Mike McNamara, Northeastern University, Stacey Wikar, Mount Holyoke College, and ESM.

Learn how two institutions worked with their schools and designed custom homegrown contract management systems to best meet their institution’s needs.  See a step by step walkthrough of the process and their systems.  Finally, hear from a supplier on the advantages and tools offered through a software solution and you can determine which option is best for your institution.

Next, we’re moderating a panel with Mount Holyoke College and Hampshire College to discuss different approaches to managing the emergence of Amazon in higher education procurement, while maintaining full visibility, approval processes, and compliance.

 

Tuesday October 23

10:15 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.

Session 3C:  Amazon Tsunami – Seek Higher Ground of eProcurement; Big or small, there is affordable eprocurement for visibility and control for all.

Presented by Mike Perno, Regional Manager ESM, Marge Dunehew, Hampshire College and Stacey Wikar, Mount Holyoke College “What to do about Amazon” is one of the hottest topics in higher education procurement. The entry of the e-commerce giant into higher education is like a tsunami for procurement departments. It is a force you ignore your peril.

Higher education presents challenges that are different than what Amazon has encountered in the consumer and commercial markets. HighEd procurement leaders have additional considerations for visibility & control, fraud exposure and prevention, logistics on campus, shipping & the mail room, tax calculations and exemptions, …and more!

Attend this session to learn how these schools surf the wave so to speak, leveraging Amazon for the benefit of their institutions.

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