Quinnipiac selects ESM to automate procurement
Connecticut university to boost savings, spending visibility with ESM Purchase
Quinnipiac University will replace its manual procurement practices and fully automate the procure-to-pay process with ESM’s eProcurement solution - ESM Purchase.
The private university in Hamden, Conn., has nearly 9,000 students and is home to the well known Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
Once ESM Purchase is launched, Quinnipiac can direct users to a single online shopping portal that is populated with its approved vendors and negotiated contracts. There, users can easily search and select the items they need, compare prices, and submit for approval as required. The online marketplace is as familiar and as easy to use as any e-commerce shopping site.
The application also will give university leaders more visibility into spending with analytic dashboards and management reports. With this new data, they’ll be able to boost their negotiating power, consolidate vendors and find new ways to save.
Quinnipiac’s move to ESM comes thanks to a collaboration with Ellucian. ESM Purchase can be integrated into any ERP or financial system of record, including both Banner and Colleague by Ellucian.
“Quinnipiac was ready to move away from time-consuming paper processes and bring everything online,” ESM CEO Anthony Rotoli said. “We’re thankful they chose ESM Purchase to help them find new ways to save. We’re working hard on their full deployment.”