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ESM Awarded Ellucian Partner of the Year for Integration Excellence

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ESM’s Ethos-Certified Integration with Ellucian Solutions Enables Institutions Institutions to Connect People to the Resources They Need to Power Education 

ESM Solutions, a leader in SaaS-based procurement solutions for education institutions, is thrilled to announce they are the winner of the Ellucian Partner of the Year Award for Integration Excellence. This award, selected through a process that includes Ellucian employees and executives, recognizes the partner who demonstrates exceptional performance and results using Ellucian Ethos.

Personalizing the path to buy is a goal for colleges and universities nationwide. But too often, disconnected systems prevent institutions from gaining a holistic view of budgets and spend, making it difficult for people to purchase with confidence.

As the first Ellucian Ethos-certified partner, ESM integrates with Banner Finance by Ellucian and Colleague Finance by Ellucian to deliver the holistic views institutions need to spend with confidence, while safeguarding institutional integrity with the necessary compliance and controls. Using Ellucian Experience, ESM further personalizes buying experiences by delivering convenient shopping tools and integrated supplier catalogs all within a single, bespoke view.

“Working with ESM, we are providing the capability to collaborate seamlessly both across our Ellucian ERP and with certified Ellucian Partner solutions such as Ellucian Purchase by ESM, broadening our ability to bring further convenience to our users,” said Chris Kane, Director of Procurement at Swarthmore College.  

“Ellucian’s Partner of the Year Award for Integration Excellence recognizes the hard work and dedication of the ESM team to connect people to the resources they need to advance education,” said Joshua Faith, CEO, ESM Solutions. 

“We are honored to receive this award for our Ethos-certified integration, and look forward to a strong partnership with Ellucian for years to come.”

“This year’s award winners have demonstrated their commitment to innovation, customer service, and collaboration in our joint quest to deliver exceptional outcomes to the institutions we serve,” said Jeff Dinski, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer, Ellucian. “We thank these partners for their dedication to advancing student success and outcomes, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration to drive transformation across the industry through the Ellucian Partner Network and the Ellucian SaaS Platform.”

“Together, we are enabling our customers to modernize procurement and deliver the personalized buying experiences people expect.”

About ESM 

As the first company to deliver procurement solutions built specifically for the education sector, ESM has enabled hundreds of institutions to personalize buying pathways, curate trusted suppliers that uphold institutional integrity, and transform the ways in which they connect people with the resources they need to advance education. With a commitment to education since day one, ESM solutions enable institutions to curate trusted suppliers that are both brand-safe and brand-secure, giving their communities a sense of confidence that they are doing their part in fostering sustainable procurement. To learn more, visit

About Ellucian 

Ellucian powers innovation for higher education, partnering with more than 2,900 customers across 50 countries, serving 22 million students. Fueled by decades of experience with a singular focus on the unique needs of learning institutions, the Ellucian platform features best-in-class SaaS capabilities and delivers insights needed now and into the future. These solutions and services span the entire student lifecycle, including data-rich tools for student recruitment, enrollment, and retention to workforce analytics, fundraising, and alumni engagement. Ellucian’s innovative solutions, vast ecosystem of partners and user community of more than 45,000 provides best practices leading to greater institutional success and achieving better student outcomes.

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About ESM Solutions

ESM makes it easy for faculty, staff, and students to browse, shop, and buy. Our solutions enable colleges and universities to curate trusted suppliers that are both brand safe and brand secure, giving their communities a sense of confidence that they are doing their part in fostering sustainable procurement.

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