Five-year collaboration deal inked

ESM, a leading provider of spend management and eProcurement solutions, announced today that the company has extended its ongoing partnership with E&I Cooperative Services, the country’s largest, member-owned, not-for-profit purchasing cooperative.

The five-year agreement gives E&I members easy access to ESM’s suite of spend management solutions. ESM’s affordable, flexible applications help organizations reduce off-contract spend, manage contracts and develop strategic supplier relationships. It is the only suite of spend management solutions built specifically for the education, regional government and nonprofit sectors.

As part of the partnership, E&I members don’t need to go through the RFP process to secure ESM’s eProcurement solutions. Instead, using E&I’s competitive award, institutions can sign on directly with ESM, saving time and money.

The partnership also connects ESM to E&I’s more than 4,000 members in higher education and K-12 school systems. The alliance will help ESM generate leads and shorten the selling cycle as it offers opportunities for organizations to reduce spend.

“We’re excited to continue our strong partnership with E&I and offer its members spend management solutions that allow them to stretch their budget dollars,” ESM CEO Anthony Rotoli said. “We have been thrilled so many E&I members have signed on with us over the years. We look forward to more E&I members joining the ESM family during the next five years.”