The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey Selects ESM Solutions as Their eProcurement Provider

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A collaborative evaluation by member institutions agreed on the value and need for spend management solutions.

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Especially in the current economy, AICUNJ members constantly seek new and creative cost-saving measures that help keep college affordable for students.

ESM Solutions, the leading provider of SaaS-based spend management solutions for the public sector, has been selected by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey (AICUNJ) as their eProcurement provider. AICUNJ represents fourteen member institutions and more than 67,000 students. The award for an eProcurement provider simplified the process for all members, eliminating further bidding steps, contract negotiation, and, guarantees pricing, thus accelerating the ability for the institutions to begin implementation.

Purchasing directors from member institutions participated on the review committee and evaluated four eProcurement solution providers. “Especially in the current economy, AICUNJ members constantly seek new and creative cost-saving measures that help keep college affordable for students. For this reason, the AICUNJ institutions decided to research eProcurement systems that would allow them to reduce, track, and control spending more effectively. They conducted a rigorous, six-month search for an eProcurement system that would meet the needs of the diverse colleges and universities,” said Jennifer Short, Director of Institutional Relations and Policy Analysis of AICUNJ. “ESM Solutions impressed them in terms of the balance of quality and affordability, experience in the market, and solid recommendations. We anticipate that this partnership will result in significant cost savings that can be passed along to students and their families by helping to ensure the affordability of independent higher education.”

“We are pleased to be awarded the bid for AICUNJ’s eProcurement provider,” said Anthony Rotoli, Vice President Sales, ESM Solutions. “Being selected by a collaborative evaluation committee representing multiple institutions reinforces that our solutions are a good fit for higher education purchasing departments of all sizes. We look forward to working with the individual campuses.”

Included in the award are all three editions of easyPurchase™, giving each member institution flexibility and choice to select the specific solution that best meets their needs. easySourcing™ is also available to AICUNJ members as part of the award.

About Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey
The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey (AICUNJ) is committed to the advancement of independent higher education in New Jersey. Our 14 member institutions perform a vital service to the State by providing more than 67,000 students access to diverse educational opportunities. AICUNJ members also make valuable contributions to the state economy through research, community development and relevant degree programs that meet New Jersey's workforce needs.

About ESM Solutions
ESM Solutions gives customers complete control of their spending through an easily implemented, integrated suite of sourcing and purchasing products. With extensive experience in the education and public sectors, our SaaS solutions have been built with the end-user experience as the first priority. Ease of use is important up and down the approval chain to enable efficient and transparent procurement processes. ESM Solutions helps customers meet the operational and management objectives while also accelerating adoption by the end-user community. As the first online procurement provider for public sector, and the first to deliver finger-friendly navigation for smartphones and tablets, ESM Solutions is an innovator, continuing to push the industry forward. http://www.esmsolutions.com

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