ESM Purchase provides a configurable, intuitive online ordering solution

ESM is pleased to announce that Hampshire College will upgrade to ESM Purchase, an eProcurement solution that helps organizations manage spend, control costs and improve compliance.

Hampshire, a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Mass., has about 1,400 students and a $56 million annual operating budget. Part of the Five College Consortium, Hampshire students can take advantage of the academic opportunities at four other colleges in western Massachusetts, including Mount Holyoke College, where procurement leaders recently gave glowing reviews after its upgrade to ESM Purchase.

“For more than a decade, we’ve been helping higher education institutions like Hampshire College get better control of their spend,” said ESM co-CEO Anthony Rotoli. “We are confident that ESM Purchase will give them the capability to uncover new savings opportunities. We can’t wait to see where it takes them.”


ESM has been a great partner with us, customizing their portal to fit our workflow with minimal time and effort from purchasing staff.

Marge Dunehew

Director of Procurement and Auxiliary Services, Hampshire College

ESM Purchase is an intuitive online ordering application that automates procurement activities, allowing organizations to gain control and visibility of their spend and reduce off-contract spend. The configurable tool is offered at different levels based on a customer’s needs - from a starter marketplace solution to expert consulting services.

Hampshire is moving to ESM Purchase from E&I Marketplace, an ESM solution provided to E&I Cooperative members.

“ESM has been a great partner with us, customizing their portal to fit our workflow and processes with minimal time and effort from purchasing staff,” said Marge Dunehew, Hampshire’s director of procurement and auxiliary services. “Renewing our contract was an easy decision and we look forward to the continued relationship.”