July 24, 2021

Ten Things to Avoid in Education Procurement

Making ill-informed and hasty education procurement decisions costs time and money and could even damage the student experience.

June 8, 2021

Ellucian Live 2021

Ellucian Live 2021 - ESM Solutions, a leading provider of spend management solutions as SaaS-based applications, a procurement ecosystem built on community insight.

April 21, 2021

Destroy disruption with digitization in your procurement office

More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, it’s clear that education institutions have learnt a lot of hard lessons, and that some were significantly better prepared for a crisis than others.

March 25, 2021

Six ways your educational institution can help small businesses during the pandemic

For years, education institutions have worked in mutually beneficial ecosystems with local vendors. In college towns across the country, colleges and universities serve as economic drivers with immense purchasing power. Small-to-medium-sized-businesses (SMBs), knitted into the fabric of these education communities, need support now more than ever before.

March 25, 2021

Six reasons why supplier diversity in education procurement matters

Education procurement is taking a closer look at how supplier diversity can reduce risk and support every stakeholder—especially in challenging times. Here are six ways a more diverse and inclusive supplier community can help your institution thrive.

March 10, 2021

ESM and Ellucian support new efficiencies in higher ed procurement

ESM Solutions, a leading provider of spend management solutions as SaaS-based applications, announced today that eight higher education institutions have implemented integrations to unify their procurement and finance ecosystems with Ellucian.

March 1, 2021

How procurement got creative in 2020

Biologically it is impossible for elephants to jump. Yet, education communities managed the impossible this year. In this blog, we take an inspirational look at how education procurement teams and their partners learned to adapt during an immense period of change. In other words, they’ve learned to jump.

February 25, 2021

A Vibrant Fabric: what universities and SMBs do for each other

Education extends well beyond the walls of the classroom or the educational institution itself. It is about much more such as friendship, the development of character and being part of a wider community. Education shapes our identity— a milestone in our journey to finding out who we are and an aid in getting us to where and whom we want to be in the future.

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