ESM Solutions Signs Spend Management Contract with Largest University in the State of Oregon

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Portland State University will implement ESM Solutions’ eProcurement solution to streamline purchasing for the university.

After evaluating multiple solutions, ESM Solutions was the clear choice to help PSU meet our spend management needs.

ESM Solutions®, the leading provider of spend management and eProcurement solutions for the public sector, has been selected by Portland State University to deliver a comprehensive procure-to-pay process across the college’s 50-acre campus. The largest college in Oregon, Portland State offers more than 60 undergraduate and 40 graduate programs to nearly 30,000 students.

“The university was in need of an affordable, yet user-friendly application for our institutional staff to purchase from our contracted suppliers at the best price,” said Darin Matthews, Director of Contracting and Procurement Services for Portland State University. “After evaluating multiple solutions, ESM Solutions was the clear choice to help PSU meet our spend management needs.”

ESM Solutions’ purchasing process will save the university time and money, starting with rapid deployment and training of the solution, continuing on through electronic purchase orders, invoices and payments. The application gives Portland State 24x7 access to supplier catalogs for an unlimited number of end-users and administrators.

“We are excited to provide Portland State University with a comprehensive spend management solution,” said Anthony Rotoli, Vice President of Sales at ESM Solutions. “The deployment of our purchasing application across the university will allow PSU to work proactively with administrators and staff to deliver additional time and money savings campus wide.”

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About ESM Solutions
ESM Solutions gives customers complete control of their spending through a comprehensive, valued-based “procure-to-pay” solution. We have been helping customers meet operational needs by saving them time and money for more than thirteen years. As a leading provider of spend management solutions, ESM Solutions provides sourcing, purchasing, analytics and contract management applications to public sector organizations. Our intuitive SaaS-based solution makes streamlining the entire procurement process fast and easy, requiring only a browser and Internet access.

About Portland State University
Portland State University is Oregon's largest and most diverse public university located in the heart of one of America’s most progressive cities. It offers more than 60 undergraduate and 40 graduate programs in fine and performing arts, liberal arts and sciences, business administration, education, urban and public affairs, social work, engineering and computer science. PSU offers more than 226 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The 50-acre downtown campus—with the motto "Let Knowledge Serve the City"—places students in a vibrant center of culture, business and technology. This allows students to participate in internships and community-based projects in these fields as well as education, social services, and government.

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