Utah Valley University (UVU) is the largest public university in the state of Utah, USA.
UVU’s objective was to improve and simplify the online ordering experience of its students, faculty and employees to better leverage the investment they’ve made in e-procurement and align it more with how e-commerce sites like Amazon operate. To do this, they wanted to create a virtual marketplace of key suppliers, fully integrated with their e-procurement platform. Their current practice of managing supplier catalogs and order forms created a usability and maintenance nightmare.
By using the Vurbis PunchOut service to punchout-enable both internal and external suppliers, UVU users could now shop internal and external supplier web stores without leaving the e-procurement system, and most importantly ensure contract pricing was applied to all purchases.
Tia Breck, e-procurement administrator at UVU, explains:
We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Vurbis and would highly recommend them to anybody. They’re easy to work with, responsive, and really know their stuff. Their technology is also leading edge. Many of the other vendors we spoke with while trying to be helpful, made the process of getting the PunchOut delivered sound daunting and complicated. With Vurbis, we just install their Plugin, and they do the rest in the Cloud. Also, Vurbis has fixed pricing, which is really helpful.
Get your e-commerce web store “PunchOut-Ready” today!
Most e-procurement and ERP systems are “PunchOut-ready” today. If you want to sell to customers who use e-procurement (or ERP) systems for online ordering, you'll need to be “PunchOut-ready” too.