Higher Education & Research

Shrinking budgets; lowered headcount; last minute requests. We get it. We can help.
ESM has been serving higher education and research markets for over 15 years. Our solutions are developed for the specific needs faced by these kinds of institutions. They are easy to implement, easy to adopt and easy on your budget.

Our solutions help procurement departments automate repetitive and mundane tasks, so you can focus on more strategic issues to help drive bottom line savings.

Negotiate better contracts

With visibility into spend by vendor and by category, you can become the 900lb gorilla at the negotiation table.

Support strategic initiatives

Such as Sustainable Procurement, MWBE spending, and local businesses. Directives vary by state, city and even grant. Our solutions will help you guide your dollars to the vendors you want to do business with.  

Gain visibility

Know where dollars are going, and if they are going to the right place. Take action, such as consolidating vendors and increasing your negotiating power.

Become a revenue center

For the institution - with rapid deployments, rapid adoptions and the ability to drive spend through P-cards, you can generate tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in rebates.

Low Cost, Low Risk Ways to Start

With low cost solutions, you can start small and grow your savings incrementally over time.

Success Stories

Get more vendors to compete for your business to get better prices, better terms, and more of what is best for your organization. 
Provide a single consumer-worthy shopping environment for your internal customers
Outdated spreadsheets leave you at risk for unpleasant surprise expirations and renewals.
U of Richmond

University of Richmond

“We felt like we were not a little fish in a big sea. Being a small school, sometimes with the larger companies, we’re not as important. They are just a really good company to work with and I would definitely recommend them to anybody.”

~ Wendy Burchard
Strategic Sourcing Manager
University of Richmond

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Mount Holyoke College

“Our “Go Live” was flawless and it was all due to the project planning, weekly meetings, training sessions, gentle reminders and your management oversight of the entire project. In addition, you made it easy for me to remain on track with all of the tasks assigned to me and I enjoyed the ease with which you and I worked together throughout the project.”

~ Christopher Rust
Director of Purchasing
Mount Holyoke College

Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech gets better user interface, better functionality, more flexible workflows, and more stable pricing

“Where a module or feature didn’t exist, they created it for us. The personal touch and customer service we have received from ESM has been exemplary.”

~ Andy Williams
E-Procurement System Administrator
Ivy Tech Community College

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