Nonprofit goes live with ESM’s spend management tools in just five months

The Carter Center didn’t waste any time to automate procurement and sourcing, launching ESM’s spend management solutions in just five months after signing a contract.

Carter Center staff members now are using ESM’s eProcurement and sourcing applications from locations around the world.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter founded the non-governmental and not-for-profit organization in 1982. Based in Atlanta and in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center works to advance human rights and alleviate human suffering across the globe. The center supports work in more than 75 nations with the help of a staff of 175, who are based in more than a dozen countries.

The nonprofit has deployed two of ESM’s solutions - ESM Purchase and ESM Sourcing.

ESM Purchase offers an intuitive consumer shopping experience with an organization’s approved vendors and negotiated contracts, allowing for more savings and better visibility into its spend.

ESM Sourcing lets users automate their bid, quote and other solicitation activities with an easy-to-use application that creates a collaborative marketplace and makes for better supplier relations.

This spring, the Carter Center will begin implementation with ESM’s contract management solution, which automates the entire contract lifecycle.

“Carter Center’s staff, along with ESM’s team, worked diligently to go live with ESM Purchase and ESM Sourcing,” ESM CEO Anthony Rotoli said. “We’re looking forward to the next step, helping them bring our contract management solution online.”

The Carter Center is one of several nonprofits who have turned to ESM to help them streamline the procurement, sourcing and contract management processes to cut costs and improve productivity. Others include The Wistar Institute.

“Our solutions can be molded to the specific needs of our customers - whether they are a large higher education system, a small K-12 school district or an international nonprofit like the Carter Center,” Rotoli said. “And, we’re affordable. We offer spend management solutions that meet just about anybody’s budget.”