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Schools Rely on Unimarket’s Collaborative Procurement Solutions to Reduce Costs and Drive Efficiencies


Unimarket, Inc., today announced 8 new customers in 10 weeks and well on track to reach the company’s target of 50 valued customers by March, 2010. Customers expect on line, on demand procurement solutions that can be deployed in days not weeks or months. Solutions that work and generate immediate returns on investment with the ability to link with suppliers and trading/ consortium partners.

Annapolis, MD, June 24, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Unimarket, Inc., today announced 8 new customers in 10 weeks and well on track to reach the company’s target of 50 valued customers by March, 2010.

When asked why companies are switching, Scott Blackwood (Unimarket’s founder and CEO) replied, “A new paradigm has emerged. Our customers expect on demand solutions that can be deployed in days not weeks or months. Solutions that work and generate immediate returns on investment.”

The University of Canterbury, Anne Arundel Community College, Otago Institute of Technology, The University of Waikato and Manhattan College are among the many well-known institutions who selected Unimarket to reduce costs, ensure compliance, controls and improve efficiencies.

Most organizations realize that by bringing unmanaged spending in their supply chains under control that compliance to contracts generate savings. Most organizations realize that by asking suppliers to maintain their master data and streamlining business processes through automation and related technology saves time and frees up resources for other activities. But what most mid-large sized organizations don’t realize is that millions of dollars can be saved by doing so.

In a time when public and private sector spend management is under scrutiny and reform, Unimarket's strategic & transactional procurement solutions are in even more demand and according to Blackwood are the drivers for

“The procurement software market is forecast to grow from $2.1 billion in 2008 to more than $3.0 billion worldwide in 2012, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.1%. With current market discontinuities, procurement technologies are well-positioned to assist companies in reducing spending” according to Chad Eschinger and Debbie Wilson in their November 25, 2008 Gartner Report (ID # G00162877)

Specifically, Unimarket’s customers are using the company's on-demand collaborative procurement solutions to work with other institutions to source products and services automatically. Social networking for strategic sourcing is new and the ability for collaborative contracts to be loaded into eProcurement makes it possible to transact across organizational boundaries to pool demand and achieve economies of scale dynamically.

About Unimarket
Unimarket’s automated, on demand collaborative procurement solutions make it possible for organizations to get more benefits, faster from their sourcing, purchasing and invoicing activities.

Unimarket's understanding of its vertical markets and their related value chains combined with a long term partnership approach for our customers ensures complete commitment to a total solution comprising of leading technology, best practice business solutions and trusted relationships.

Unimarket’s active supplier network has the ability to maintain all master data, integrate to their eCommerce or supply chains, and accept orders and process invoices electronically so that customers can utilize the simplicity of Unimarket’s online shopping experience to access their specific contracts or those loaded for associated consortiums. It’s simple, intuitive and effective yet the necessary disciplines of legacy licence solutions are retained.

For more information about Unimarket, please visit www.unimarket.com; email enquiries@unimarket.com or call 888-868-5929 in the U.S. or +64 9 337 0101 in Australasia.

Unimarket is a registered trademark of Unimarket, Inc. Other trademarks contained herein remain the property of their respective owners.

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