March 30, 2015
Electronic Dispatch Initiative
The eStores team has begun a long term project to transition suppliers from fax dispatch of purchase orders via fax to electronic dispatch via cXML. Testing has begun with DS Services and BioExpress. The transition from fax to electronic dispatch is seamless and will not require any intervention by end users. Contact the eStores team at email@example.com or (614) 292-2694 with any questions about this initiative or eStores in general.
March 24, 2015
B&H Holiday Schedule
B&H Photo will be closed on Friday, April 3rd through Friday, April 10th for Passover. Orders will be filled upon their return.
March 4, 2015
Upcoming QIAGEN promotional activity
Qiagen will be offering an upcoming promotional activity, that will commence from March 9th, to March 31st, 2015. They believe that this is a great way to interact with their customers and create benefits for both the customer and the supplier. During this time, they are offering an additional 10% discount on your contracted price for purchasing quantities of 2 or more for products within their gene expression workflow. This includes many of their well-known products. In addition they will offer freight at no charge for orders over $750 during this promotion.
For the time of the promotion, they will display a banner ad on their Punch-out site, including a link to a flyer with more information for the end-users. They will change pricing for the products in our system, so everybody will benefit from the discount. No promo-code is required.
For organizations and end-users that allow them to do so, they will send accompanying emails on March 11th and March 24th to promote the discount.
March 2, 2015
Timing Change for Fax Purchase Order Dispatch
On Wednesday, February 25, OCIO will move to internet faxing hosted by a third party provider. With this change, all purchase orders with the dispatch method of FAX will be faxed to the vendor in batches every two hours. The batching schedule is shown in the table below.
There is no change to the current dispatching process performed by delegated buyers in PeopleSoft. This change only impacts the fax purchase order dispatching schedule.
If there is an error when faxing the purchase order, an email notification will be sent at the intervals below. After the final daily dispatch, the purchase order requestor will receive a confirmation email for all purchase orders dispatched that day via fax.
This change affects only to the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) and OSU Purchasing, the OSU Wexner Medical Center purchase order processing will remain the same.
Please direct any questions regarding emergency purchase order dispatch to the Central Purchasing Buyer listed on the purchase order or to eStores. Both can be reached at 292-2694.
King Business Interiors Joins “My Quote” and Smile Promotions Adds Punch-Out Catalog
King Business Interiors has joined 28 other suppliers in the My Quote site in eStores. They will offer quotations for flooring based on the State of Ohio State Term Schedule 721 through My Quote. The King Business Interiors’ supplier website will also remain in eStores for furniture purchases through the OSU 05-Office Furniture contract. See below for the full list of existing My Quote suppliers.
Additionally, Smile Promotions has recently added a punch-out catalog to eStores.
My Quote Suppliers as of February 2015
•Accelerated Moving & Storage
•Accent Drapery Co Inc.
•Andrews Moving & Storage
•Centracomm Communications LLC
•Continental Office Commercial Flooring
•Corrigan Moving Systems
•Fortner Upholstering Inc.
•Herlihy Moving & Storage Inc.
•King Business Interiors
•Mayflower Transit Inc.
•O’Neil Tents & Party Supplies
•Precision Industrial Services
•RSFi Office Furniture
•Spectra Contract Flooring
•Supergames & Adventure Education Center
•The Remi Group
•Univ Sleep Products Inc.
Email Acknowledgments and Discontinued OfficeMax Items
OfficeMax sends email order acknowledgments of all eStores orders. The acknowledgment email is sent to the individual who placed the order, not the end user named in the comment section.
Acknowledgment emails will include information on discontinued or backordered items in the body of the message, not in the subject line. It is highly recommended that users closely read email order acknowledgments when they are received to stay apprised of any back-ordered or discontinued items.
See sample OfficeMax acknowledgment screen shot below with highlighted discontinued item notation.
Questions should be directed to the eStores Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 292-2694.
February 23, 2015
Vendor IT Expo Coming April 15: Save the Date!
The Office of the Chief Information Officer is sponsoring a Vendor IT Expo in combination with an eStores Vendor Fair on April 15. This all-day event will bring a wide variety of technology resources and other vendors to staff and faculty of The Ohio State University. Among the 32 vendors attending are Oracle, Microsoft, Adobe, Fisher Scientific and Continental Office Environments. Each will share information on the services they provide to the university, and many will also showcase their upcoming innovative offerings.
There is no cost to attend this event and no need to register—just save the date! The Vendor IT Expo and eStores Vendor Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Great Hall Meeting Room in the Ohio Union. This event is open to all OSU staff and faculty, so feel free to invite your colleagues!
Stay tuned: as more companies confirm their presentations, we will provide an update and a full schedule of exhibitions occurring throughout the day.
Also, please note that registration is closed for any companies wishing to present.
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