Saving with Spend Management
● Negotiated contracts were rarely used
● P-card only system lacked visibility
● Maverick spend concerns
An ESM deployment changed everything
The community college’s P-card only system was convenient for users, but there was no easy way to steer them to the organization’s approved vendors and negotiated contracts.
Rein in rogue purchasing
Grow the P-card program
Gain better visibility
Location: Central Iowa
Student population: 63,900
Operating budget: $154 million
“End users had all of these contracts available to them, but nobody knew how to use them or where to find them.”
The procure-to-pay platform fully automates all of DMACC’s procurement activities.
» A convenient online marketplace that features only DMACC’s approved vendors and negotiated contracts.
» An intuitive user interface that makes it easy for users to pay with their P-cards.
» An online portal that tracks every transaction for easy reporting and plenty of visibility.
Today, DMACC is reaping the rewards of procurement automation.
62% increase in 2 years!
It has really grown our P-card program. We are part of a consortium and get a higher rebate with our P-cards because our annual amounts have grown so much.
DMACC is moving to Level II punchout capability for its catalogs.
With it, the organization will get:
- Advanced searching capabilities, including the ability to search for a single item across all catalogs in its shopping portal
- Continue to add more catalogs
- Look at integration with Ellucian Purchase to integrate with Banner.
Our users will be able to do shopping comparisons - and save even more money
With ESM, our instructors receive items faster and use their time more efficiently. The system is intuitive for our users: I can walk new users through it in about 15 minutes and know they are receiving the best pricing with our national contract pricing on the punchout catalog.
Ready to learn how ESM Procurement Automation integrates with your institution?