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Amazon (part 2):

Embrace Amazon to Increase Visibility & Control

Embracing the likes of Amazon as a way of getting more visibility and driving more overall spend

This is the second webinar in our series about Amazon and other e-commerce sites and the set of challenges, opportunities and necessary decisions they present to finance, purchasing and procurement professionals.

In this session, we will be sitting down with Ahrea Summers, Procurement Coordinator at Portland State University to discuss their philosophy of embracing the likes of Amazon as a way of getting more visibility and driving more overall spend through their eProcurement shopping portal.

Is Amazon just a new and tempting gateway to more maverick spend? Or is it a convenient place to get better prices?

You’ll have to decide what is right for your organization, but this webinar will help you make that decision an informed one!

ESM Purchase users can:

Automatically compare prices with different vendors, for instance, a pack of pens on Amazon compared to the same pack from Office Depot


Set purchase approvals, which allows you to control rogue spend.


Restrict where a package is shipped to avoid delivery nightmares.

Shop from catalogs designed just for them or their team to guarantee compliance.

Have visibility to ensure spend is dedicated to specific items, categories and only your suppliers.