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Amazon (part 1):

How to Prioritize Strategic Vendors and Negotiated Contracts

Spend Management vs. e-Commerce Sites

In this first of a two-part webinar series, we hear from Cory Harms Director of Procurement Services at Iowa State University, where they’ve prioritized working with strategic vendors over broadening access to various e-commerce sites.

He is joined by Chris Webb Senior Manager, Higher Education Business Development at CDW-G, and Anthony Rotoli, CEO of ESM in a spirited and informative discussion on this important subject.

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.