Jericho, N.Y. – September 14, 2021 –
E&I Cooperative Services (E&I), the only member-owned, non-profit procurement cooperative focused exclusively on education, today announced the launch of two new eProcurement solutions designed to help its members optimize their sourcing operations. The new solutions include the no-cost, plug-and-play E&I Marketplace, and EqualLevel, Sponsored by E&I, an eProcurement platform that makes it easy for institutions that may have previously found the implementation of eProcurement difficult to justify.
is a no-cost online service that allows users across an institution’s departments to shop for products and services available through E&I’s supplier contracts. This will help members increase spend under contract, create efficiencies, and control costs. The solution enables users to easily take advantage of the Cooperative’s large portfolio of contracts, most of which have been competitively solicited.
“We are launching new eProcurement solutions to meet the needs of educational institutions of every shape and size in higher ed and K-12. E&I Marketplace is a game changer,” said Eric Frank, President & Chief Executive Officer of E&I. “Members can instantly achieve many of the benefits of eProcurement without the related costs or administrative complexities. This new venture is an important step in E&I’s ongoing transformation from a cooperative contracting organization to a complete strategic sourcing solutions provider.”
EqualLevel, Sponsored by E&I
is a standalone solution for members who need a more complete, robust, and customizable eProcurement platform. E&I Marketplace is embedded within the platform, delivering an instant, ready-to-use shopping experience. The additional functionality this option offers includes full administrative control, the ability to include non-E&I supplier catalogs, ERP integration, data analytics, custom branding, and more.
E&I’s full range of eProcurement platform offerings now include:
- E&I Marketplace
- EqualLevel, Sponsored by E&I
E&I also has the capability to help members who already have eProcurement or ERP systems optimize their catalog enablement strategies and/or punchout to the E&I Marketplace to round out their existing offerings.
To learn more, please visit www.eandi.org/solutions/eprocurement/