The eStores Team is pleased to welcome Eric D’Huyvetter as an eProcurement Analyst. Eric will provide customer service to system users and assist with supplier onboarding and catalog maintenance. He will also take the lead on supplier website testing and exchange (electronic purchase order dispatch) testing. In his previous position as a Senior Buyer in Central Purchasing, Eric issued bids and managed contracts in the Information Technology categories. We welcome Eric to the team.
eStores system changes The eStores team closed fiscal year 2014 with over $51 million in purchases through the catalogs. We begin FY15 with 198 suppliers in the system including 25 in the My Quote site. Purchasing, Receiving, Stores, Mail and Surplus wishes to thank the university community for their support of the eStores system over the past fiscal year. We look forward to another successful year of growth and system improvements in fiscal year 2015. Your suggestions are always welcome. Please contact Christine Cihon at email@example.com or (614) 688-8285 with any questions or comments regarding eStores.
eStores supplier and catalog updates The hosted catalogs from Owens and Minor and McKesson Medical have been replaced by full supplier website catalogs. Both supplier websites offer a comprehensive product selection and University Hospital Consortium pricing. Users can select from a drop down of units of measure for each product for an easy search experience.
The Owens and Minor catalog is not quite as intuitive as the McKesson catalog. Searches from the initial landing page can be done by Owens & Minor item number, manufacturer catalog number, manufacturer name or product category. Some screen shots are shown below for your reference.
This search is done by product category. Notice the checkbox to display images so pictures are included in the results.
It is necessary to scroll down to view search results after entering criteria. Item details are viewable under the blue SKU link.
Click on the product picture to see a larger view.
New hosted suppliers
Levy Corporation - catering services
AVI - food products
Rhoads Construction - general contracting
Teemok - general contracting
Premier General Construction - general contracting
Ferguson Construction Company - general contracting
Direct Solutions - landscape services
Grass Groomers - landscape services
Orkin - pest control
Enhancements to the My Quote site in eStores
The eStores Team has changed the search capability and view on the My Quote site to enhance the end user experience. Searches can now be done by either the quote number or the email address of the recipient. This allows service center employees to search for quotations issued to other staff members in their department if the quote number is not known.
The extended price or total dollar amount of the quotation will also display for users. This will help service center staff to distinguish which quote they are looking for in the event that multiple quotes are issued to the same staff member.
The Approve button has been changed to Checkout to be more consistent with other supplier websites.
As of May 1st, the My Quote site hosts quotations from the twenty one suppliers listed below.
Please contact the Stores Service Center with any questions or concerns regarding the My Quote site or eStores in general.
Santa Cruz Biotechnology Moves to Punchout Site
The eStores Team has converted the hosted catalog for Santa Cruz Biotechnology to the supplier website format. This catalog includes over 400,000 biological lab products used in life science and veterinary research. Users will find the Santa Cruz Biotechnology products only in the supplier websites section of eStores.
The conversion to supplier website format is being done to enhance the search experience and allow for more timely and efficient catalog updates. This format is especially convenient for large scientific and medical catalogs that feature complex product descriptions.
The hosted catalogs for both McKesson Medical and Qiagen will also be converted to the supplier website format in the next several weeks.
"My Quote" Supplier Website
"MY QUOTE" SUPPLIER WEBSITE
eStores My Quote site now hosts quotations from more than 20 suppliers. Many more to follow in the coming months. If you have questions about the use of the site READ MORE HERE.
Please keep in mind that a supplier’s participation in the My Quote site does not change the face to face communication between supplier and customer to discuss and finalize requirements. Suppliers have been advised to post only the final version of their quotes in the My Quote site. Departments are expected to use My Quote for order placement only. If a quote does need to be revised for any reason, the department may contact the eStores Team or the supplier to communicate desired changes.
Contact the Stores Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 292-2694 with questions about My Quote. READ MORE HERE
Accelerated Moving—campus and long distance moves
Accent Draperies—window coverings
Andrews Moving-campus and long distance moves
Continental Office Environments—floor covering
Corrigan Moving—campus and long distance moves
Fisher Scientific—Large equipment purchases
Fortner Upholstery—furniture upholstery services
Herlihy Moving (Mayflower)—On Campus moves
Mayflower (Herlihy Moving)—long distance moves
Microfridge (intirion Corp.)—Custom small refrigerator
Ohio Valley—Audio/Video design and installation
O’Neill Tents—rental of Tents and outdoor furniture
Precision Industrial—floor covering
Radiant—Audio/Video design and installation
RSFi Office Furniture—Office furniture
Standard Textile—decorative products-window treatments, bedding, shower curtains
Steris Corporation—sterilizer equipment
Sunbelt—equipment rental, excluding generators
Supergames—rental of inflatable and entertainment games
The Remi Group—equipment maintenance plans
University Sleep Products—dormitory mattresses
Special Characters Prevent eStores Push to PeopleSoft
eStores items that use special characters such as inch or quote marks or “<” and “>” symbols in the item description, may not push to PeopleSoft using the eStores distribution method and the “Send to PeopleSoft” button.
Service Centers can use the Requisition distribution method for these eRequests until this issue can be resolved.
For questions about this issue, please contact Suzanne Edie at email@example.com or 688-1130.
For more details read the full article.
Purchasing, Receiving, Stores & Mail
Resource Planning Analyst
Resource Planning Analyst