Wheaton College Selects Unimarket to Provide Its Full Integrated Suite of Sourcing, E-Procurement, E-Invoicing and Contract Management Solutions
Wheaton College, a private, residential, and interdenominational Christian liberal arts college, and Unimarket, an innovator in spend management solutions for higher education, have signed an agreement to implement full procure-to-pay automation with integration to Wheaton’s Ellucian Banner finance system and WebWork work-order system.
Greg Doty, Director of Procurement at Wheaton College explains the decision, “We feel that our partnership with Unimarket is the best choice for our campus. Unimarket is a good fit for our campus specifically for ROI, scalability, flexibility, support and both short & long term needs. We look forward to using eProcurement on our campus to drive savings and efficiencies that will take procurement to the strategic level today’s market requires.”
John Glass, the Facilities department representative on Wheaton's selection panel adds, "One of the advantages over their competitors lies with Unimarket's value proposition. Unimarket provides an entire procurement solution for a reasonable price compared to other software solutions that offer modules and add on costs like supplier enablements."
Douglas Carrington, the project lead concluded, "The College’s administration asked for a well-researched eProcurement recommendation and after a thorough search with input from representatives of all our various departments, the decision was made to recommend Unimarket... which I might add was a unanimous decision."
Peter Kane, CEO of Unimarket commented, “We are delighted to add Wheaton College as our first customer in Illinois. The thorough campus-wide process that the Wheaton procurement team engaged in during the selection process bodes very well for a successful implementation of our easy-to-use solution to drive the efficiencies, savings and ROI that our customers rightfully expect. We are conscious that a key aspect to the selection process is always customer references and we thank our existing customers for endorsing the value we deliver on an on-going basis. Procurement excellence is a journey and Unimarket looks forward to supporting Wheaton at every step as they move forward.”
About Wheaton College:
Founded in 1860, Wheaton College is a private four-year Christian liberal arts college in Wheaton, Illinois, a suburb 25 miles west of Chicago. Wheaton College is intentionally residential for undergraduates. Approximately 88% of the 2,500 undergraduates live on campus. Wheaton has a diverse student body, with undergraduates from all 50 United States, 42 countries, and over 55 church denominations. Wheaton offers 40 majors in the arts, humanities, literature, foreign languages, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Wheaton is noted for its "twin traditions of quality academics and deep faith," according to Time magazine and is ranked 20th among all national liberal arts colleges in the number of alumni who go on to earn PhDs.
For more information visit: http://www.wheaton.edu/
Unimarket was formed in 2005 to deliver collaborative electronic procurement solutions for businesses 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.
The hallmarks of Unimarket’s solution are ease-of-use and an open-market philosophy of unlimited users and unlimited supplier connections delivered in a cost-effective manner. Having great technology is just the enabler so Unimarket takes a unique partnership approach with all their customers to ensure they get the most from their product on an on-going basis, including proactive assistance with supplier enablement, organizational rollout, best practice process improvements, and more.
For more information visit: http://www.unimarket.com