Western Kentucky University Selects Unimarket's Electronic Sourcing, Procurement, Contracts, and Invoicing Solutions to Support University Business Practices
Western Kentucky University (WKU), a public comprehensive University of more than 21,000 students in Bowling Green, KY, and Unimarket, an innovator in collaborative eProcurement, eInvoicing, eContracts and eSourcing solutions for higher education, signed an agreement to implement these solutions across the campus.
Ken Baushke, Director of Purchasing and Accounts Payable at Western Kentucky explains the decision, “WKU’s vision statement ‘A leading American University with International Reach’ fits well with our venture into an eProcurement partnership with Unimarket as Unimarket is an international company, with operations in North America, Australia, and New Zealand. Although numerous universities and large corporations have been using eProcurement for several years, WKU will still be considered a leader with Unimarket’s innovative system of purchasing and paying for the goods and services that we need to operate the university. We are looking forward to efficiencies that will benefit our end user departments, Purchasing, Accounts Payable, and our Administration.”
Peter Kane, CEO of Unimarket commented, “Effective procurement is dependent on instant access to products and services across all potential suppliers, for all potential users, in an easy-to-use online environment. By selecting Unimarket, WKU will be implementing proven technology to gain significant savings without sacrificing quality or service. We welcome Western Kentucky University as a valued partner and look forward to supporting their drive for procurement excellence.”
About Western Kentucky University:
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. WKU was founded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1906, though its roots reach back to 1875 with the founding of the then privately owned Glasgow Normal School in Glasgow, Kentucky.
WKU is home to many highly ranked and nationally-recognized academic programs such as Journalism and Broadcasting, Education, Engineering, Business and their award winning speech and debate team. WKU has enjoyed steady enrollment growth for 15 consecutive years, with a student body of over 21,000 students at their campuses in Bowling Green, Glasgow, Owensboro and the Elizabethtown area. WKU also sends students each semester to Harlaxton College in Grantham, England and other students circumnavigate the globe with the Semester at Sea program.
WKU honors students enjoy an intimate scholarly environment on a vibrant campus and are encouraged to become involved in community service, applied research, and study abroad. These are among the reasons why WKU is becoming the university of choice in the Commonwealth and the intellectual heartbeat of Kentucky.
Unimarket was formed in 2005 to deliver collaborative electronic procurement solutions for business using the latest technology to enable them to easily connect and transact with their suppliers in a single portal to save costs, improve efficiency, and reduce paperwork. The solution uses a multi-tenant architecture and is provided on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model, with costs shared across the supply chain in accordance with value.
Today Unimarket delivers world-class functionality to manage spend and process transactions from purchase requisitions to electronic payments. Customers locate and buy the most cost-effective goods and services – all in sync with controls within respective finance/ERP systems. Thousands of customers’ suppliers from small to large and local to international can also maintain online catalogs and integrate their eCommerce/supply chains with Unimarket for complete automation. Having great technology is only half the battle so Unimarket takes a unique partnership approach with all their customers to ensure they get the most from their product. This includes providing ongoing proactive assistance with supplier enablement, organizational rollout, best practice process improvements, and more.
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