March 04, 2021
E&I Cooperative Services selects Unimarket as eProcurement solution provider for members
Annapolis, MD – Unimarket, a leading provider of procurement software and services, has announced that E&I Cooperative Services (E&I), the only member-owned, non-profit purchasing cooperative serving the needs of education, is expanding its supplier portfolio by adopting a Unimarket contract for an integrated, cloud-based spend management solution.
The contract was awarded in a competitive solicitation process and will give E&I members access to the full suite of modules that comprise Unimarket’s powerful, easy-to-use spend management solution. Unimarket’s integrated eProcurement offering includes purchasing, invoicing, payments, contracts, sourcing, expenses, and a continuously growing supplier marketplace.
“In the world of procurement, having end-to-end visibility of the entire sourcing, purchasing, and payable process is paramount to organizational efficiency and success,“ said Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of E&I. “Unimarket’s comprehensive platform, complete with support and services most important to education, makes them a clear standout in the industry.“
“The Unimarket platform will provide E&I members with valuable insights into their organizational spend and deliver real cost savings—savings that can be re-invested in initiatives that make a real difference for students and staff,” said Darren Blakely, President of Unimarket North America.
“We’re delighted that E&I has selected Unimarket as a new partner for its members,” said Darren Blakely, President of Unimarket North America. “With our extensive experience in higher education and a deep understanding of the sector’s unique challenges and opportunities, we’re well placed to help E&I members develop a strategic, value-focused approach to their spend management.”
Unimarket’s platform easily integrates with a variety of facilities, inventory, asset management, and user database/SSO systems, plus a range of ERPs and financial systems, including Ellucian (Banner and Colleague), Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday, Blackbaud, Microsoft Great Plains, TechnologyOne and more. Unimarket is a certified Ellucian partner and the only eProcurement provider to offer both Banner IFeP and Community Source integration. Unimarket co-developed Community Source with its customers to provide a cost-effective way for schools to integrate their Banner ERP with Unimarket.
More information about E&I can be found here: eandi.org
Details about the Unimarket E&I contract can be found here: eandi.org/contracts/unimarket/
About E&I Cooperative Services
E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is the only member-owned, non-profit purchasing cooperative solely focused on serving education and related facilities. E&I delivers expertise, solutions, and services through a diverse portfolio of competitively solicited contracts. By leveraging the knowledge and purchasing power of its nationwide membership, E&I helps higher education and K-12 institutions reduce costs, optimize supply chain efficiencies, and save time on the RFP process. The Cooperative’s member-driven competitive solicitation process has been validated by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) as complying with generally accepted procurement standards. For more information, please visit eandi.org.
Unimarket makes procurement simple with an easy-to-use cloud-based solution that connects an extensive catalog-driven supplier marketplace with purchasing, invoice management, and card payment functions—all in one integrated platform. Founded in 2005, Unimarket is trusted by organizations from a diverse range of industries including higher education, healthcare, government, research, and financial services. For more information, visit unimarket.com or follow on Twitter @Unimarket, LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/unimarket, or Facebook at @UnimarketProcurement.