April 27, 2015
eStores Supplier Updates
Bio-Rad now offers a full punch-out catalog in the supplier websites section of eStores (firstname.lastname@example.org). The former hosted catalog has been removed. The new catalog includes a quote link. Quotes are loaded to the catalog by request only.
Sigma Aldrich has activated the quote link within their supplier website in eStores. Quotes are loaded to the site by request only.
Coming Soon! See the eStores website for job aids on the new quote links available from Bio-Rad and Sigma Aldrich.
eStores My Quote Enhancements
The column headers included in the Service Center view of My Quote are now sortable fields. Service center users can sort quotes by quote number, date, supplier, customer, status or price after logging into the initial search page.
The quote date drop-down has been removed. The quote date will populate automatically as “date created”
A quote expiration date has been added as a required field. Suppliers will be able to extend quote expiration dates at the request of the customer or the eStores Team.
Access the following link to see a quick screen shot visual of the enhancements.
In addition, new quote email notifications will include a link to eRequest and instructions on how to find My Quote in eStores. As follows:
“Please login to the OSU eRequest system (https://erequest.osu.edu) then select the eStores My Quote icon in the supplier websites section of eStores to pick up your quote.”
Please contact the eStores team at email@example.com or 2-2694 with any questions you have about these recent updates.
April 14, 2015
Direct Solutions Name Change
Direct Solutions is now Crop Production Services. Visit Crop Production Services for your Lawn Maintenance, Equipment & Service needs.
Follow the link to our Contract Book Page: Crop Productions
Please directed any questions you may have to the Stores Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 292-2694.
April 13, 2015
New, Updated and Forthcoming eStores Suppliers
BioExpress now receives their purchase orders through electronic dispatch via cXML, instead of fax. The eStores Team is working on converting other suppliers to electronic dispatch. Updates will be provided as new suppliers are converted.
City Apparel now offers a full supplier web site in eStores for uniform purchase or rental. All transactions on the site begin with a request for quotation. See the User Guide for the City Apparel supplier website in eStores for details.
Impressed Dry Cleaning’s garment dry cleaning services catalog is now available in the initial search page of eStores.
Coming Soon to eStores:
American Solutions for Business will offer a quote request and pick-up feature similar to other promotional products suppliers in eStores.
Bio-Rad and Roche will convert to supplier website format with full punch-out catalogs in eStores.
Ten IT staff augmentation suppliers and four dining service staff augmentation suppliers will soon be added to eStores.
Regional Campus View of eStores will Expand in April
The existing regional campus view of eStores will be expanded in April to include Marion, Mansfield and OARDC in Wooster. Lima and Newark will also eventually have a separate view of eStores. The eStores regional view includes only those suppliers that can offer goods and services to regional campuses. University Purchasing and the eStores Team will continue working with the regional campuses to identify potential suppliers from their geographic areas to add to eStores.
Questions should be directed to the Stores Service Center at email@example.com or (614) 292-2694.
March 30, 2015
Pizza Rustica has moved to their Downtown Location
Pizza Rustica has closed its location at 1558 North High Street effective March 18th, 2015. Moving forward, Pizza Rustica will still service the OSU community from their downtown location at 17 S. High Street. Catering and Delivery orders may still be processed via eStores. Please contact their new downtown location by calling 614-754-1459 or 614-824-1909. Pizza Rustica will miss being directly on the OSU campus, but they look forward to further servicing all of the wonderful customers they have worked with over the past 5 years. Please feel free to contact Chris diDonato, Owner of Pizza Rustica, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding this update.
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.
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