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Timely Support for Public School Educators

If re-opening schools in the midst of a pandemic and reduced budgets wasn’t challenging enough, school administrators and teachers are under added pressure to help students cope with and understand the issues of social injustice and racial tension that have drawn national headlines for the better part of 2020. Educators are challenged to better inform...
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Why School Districts Need a Procure-to-Pay Marketplace

The 2020-21 school year is already underway and many schools continue to struggle with and adapt to the education budget crisis created by the pandemic.  Given this reality,  districts can no longer afford the inefficiencies and cost of manual, paper-based requisitioning, ordering, invoice reconciliation, and payment processes. Digitizing the procure-to-pay process is now a necessity...
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Ohio Schools Council Way Ahead of the Service, Value Curve

The Ohio Schools Council is not your typical cooperative program. What sets them apart from other K12-focused councils of government and national public sector group purchasing organizations? OSC understands that delivering the greatest member value cannot stop at their menu of contracted suppliers. Giving members the ability to easily identify, compare and choose the products...
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Google Chrome “SameSite” Update May Impact ERP-Marketplace Functionalities

If your ERP utilizes one or more PunchOut-based supplier catalogs or marketplace and you are experiencing interruptions to your normal browsing or shopping cart functionalities, this may be the result of changes to the Chrome browser engine that Google began a limited rollout earlier this year. The update changes the way cookies are used to...
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Is a Cooperative “Program” Really Necessary?

The secret is out. The beans have been spilled. The emperor has no clothes. At least, that’s what a recent blog post from Mariel Reed, CEO of CoProcure, and the 2019 launch of the contract exchange site PPEx by cooperative industry veterans, Steve Hamill and Dave Trudnowski suggests to me. Like the boy who states...
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Grasping the Grail of Cooperative Program Differentiation

Twenty years ago, when national cooperatives[1] were just starting to form and piggybacking contracts and participating addenda were being added to the procurement professional’s toolbox, there was a compelling value proposition that promised these cooperatives’ customers (“members”) great savings of time, effort and the greatest reductions in overall cost. Whether real or perceived, savings across...
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EqualLevel and Amazon Business Featured Speakers at Chicago Public Schools’ Supplier Education Event

Event Focuses on Critical Importance of eCommerce Capabilities for Success in an Accelerated Digital Economy Rockville, Maryland, June 2020 — EqualLevel, the innovation leader in public sector online marketplace and procure-to-pay solutions, will co-present with Amazon Business as co-presenters at Chicago Public Schools’ Virtual Outreach Education Event on June 25, 2020. To succeed in today’s...
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COVID-19. Forcing our hand?

Systems under stress reveal their weaknesses (and their strengths).  And COVID-19 is certainly causing stress and a lot of ripples across all parts of society, testing our resilience, our creativity, our economy and businesses, our governments and schools, and, at times, our patience.  For many of us, the current environment is all too familiar; reminiscent...
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Cooperative Contracts, Amazon-ification & Order Optimization

The second in a series of articles exploring public sector cooperative contracting practices, the organizations that make up the cooperative ecosystem, and the strategies and resources that realize maximum value outcomes.  RECAP:  “What is a Public Purchasing Cooperative?”, the first article in this series, spoke to the general nature of coops and the significant government...
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What are your top online buying pain points?

Great article on Digital Commerce 360 highlights key findings about B2B buyers’ online purchasing behaviors and pain points. The top pain points speak directly to the relevance and value that EqualLevel’s Marketplace brings to Procurement and their organizations. http://shop.pe/u3es7csn
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