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Joliet Junior College goes live with ESM Sourcing

Community college to automate sourcing events

Joliet Junior College procurement leaders can check a big item off of their 2018 to-do list: Thanks to a swift Go Live process to deploy ESM Sourcing, they now can automate their sourcing activities with an intuitive solution that streamlines the bid, quote, and solicitation process.

With ESM Sourcing, JJC leaders will focus specifically on RFP creation and solicitation. The strategic sourcing platform will provide a number of benefits, including:

  • Stored templates where users can pull questions, checkboxes, pricing matrices, attachments and information sections as needed. No longer will the organization need to maintain a costly library or fall back on unreliable copy-and-paste strategies to create RFPs and other documents.
  • An easy-to-use solution that makes it possible to quickly create and launch a sourcing event.
  • Robust notification and reporting capabilities to ensure sourcing activities stay on track and users can pull up information swiftly for audits and other needs.

This isn’t the first success story between JJC and ESM. Before launching the sourcing platform, the community college in Joliet, Ill., already relied on ESM Purchase integrated with Ellucian Colleague, to help manage its spend management functions. With it, the organization cut its purchase order costs dramatically, reducing them by more than 75 percent and stripping away the nearly seven days it took to process each one.

“Joliet Junior College wanted to move quickly, and I’m proud to say that our team at ESM delivered,” ESM CEO Anthony Rotoli said. “We look forward to continuing to support JJC’s spend management processes in this expanded way.”

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