SOURCE: Ariett Business Solutions, Inc.

Ariett Business Solutions, Inc.

February 10, 2016 12:28 ET

Ariett Publishes Report on Procurement Best Practices for Public and Private Education

Report Highlights the Cost-Saving Benefits of eProcurement Solutions

PEMBROKE, MA--(Marketwired - February 10, 2016) - Ariett, a leading, mid-enterprise provider of Cloud Purchase and Expense software, announced today the publication of "Procurement Primer for Education Leaders: 10 Easy Steps to Generate Savings in Public and Private Schools." In response to recent reductions in government funding, Ariett's research paper identifies procurement as an area in which schools, colleges and universities can make significant improvements and save costs through the adoption of innovative eProcurement software solutions.

President of Ariett, Glenn Brodie, said, "We've recently acquired a number of customers in the education sector. Speaking with them about how to achieve procurement success inspired us to aggregate relevant information from experts in education to help education customers pursue best practices for driving down procurement costs."

Referencing the insights of education industry experts and consultants, this report covers ten key steps for education professionals to move their school towards a more efficient and cost-effective purchasing system. These steps include implementing the following: electronic requisition approval; vendor catalogs and cXML Punch-out shopping; contract and capex project management; pre-trip authorization and expense reporting; and a solution that works well across phone, laptop and tablet devices.

Corey Louder, Purchasing Director at A.T. Still University, described the benefits of using cXML Punch-out for purchasing: "Staples is a good example [of generating savings through punch-out]; when employees search on the Staples site through Ariett, the results show which items have contract pricing and have the deeper discount. At the next step, approvers know it's the negotiated price when they compare the price to their budget numbers."

For more information on ways for schools, colleges and universities to reduce costs and improve efficiency through cXML Punch-out, electronic requisition approval, mobile capabilities, contract management and more, please read the rest of Ariett's white paper: http://www.ariett.com/campaign/educational-institutions.

About Ariett
Ariett Cloud Purchase and Expense provides mid-enterprise organizations with one spend management platform for every contract, requisition, invoice and expense report. Use Ariett on any device to submit, review and approve across the enterprise -- with seamless integration to your ERP system.