Boston, MA, June 30, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Today, NACUBO, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and Unimarket, a global provider of web-based eProcurement solutions to the education market space, announced the forging of an exclusive partnership to develop the next generation buyer’s directory for the nation’s college and university chief business officers. Slated for release by Fall 2009, NACUBO’s members will have at their disposal a comprehensive, information rich and interactive online resource to access when they are seeking suppliers of goods and services to meet their campus needs.
The business officers of today’s colleges and universities are faced with daunting challenges to cost-effectively equip their campuses with the goods and services needed to run these complex enterprises, particularly as revenue sources have been severely impacted by the economy. The NACUBO Campus Business Portal, to be powered by the Unimarket software on demand solution, will be one more tool to help campus business officers quickly locate and source qualified providers that serve the higher education market.
“It is our joint goal to have all the meaningful local and national providers of campus needs as a front end to the Unimarket eProcurement system, easily searchable by the business officers and their staffs at no cost to our members” said Bill Dillon, chief financial officer and senior vice president of NACUBO. Dillon reports that solution providers will be able to construct a basic listing for free and can upgrade to more value-added listings within a modest annual fee schedule.
Kurt Black, President of Unimarket, states that “We’re excited about this partnership and look forward to building this extension of our Global Supplier Network to enable NACUBO to offer even more value to its member institutions.”
About NACUBO: Located in the heart of Washington, DC, NACUBO represents the business operations interest of the nation’s colleges and universities. NACUBO routinely undertakes on behalf of its membership a variety of initiatives that are designed, consistent with the association's mission, to advance the economic viability and business practices of higher education institutions in fulfillment of their academic missions. These initiatives like the Campus Business Portal illustrate the ways in which NACUBO regularly seeks to serve its membership.
About Unimarket: With its corporate office located in Annapolis, MD, Unimarket provides software on demand solutions to streamline purchasing operations and achieve cost savings in educational institutions. With both US and international customers, Unimarket connects its educational customer base to a Global Supplier Network where online catalogs are routinely accessed to locate and buy the most cost-effective goods and services needed by these campuses. A distinctive feature of the Unimarket solution is the ability for customers to collaborate through the Unimarket toolset on their common purchases, thereby driving down unit costs.