Empower teachers and staff to focus on the learning mission
Teachers and staff have millions of products at their fingertips and can browse, review, and order items conveniently. With expedited shipping, teachers and staff receive the tools to teach, when they need them. Amazon Business helps schools monitor compliance with spending policies, helps secure a negotiated public sector contract through OMNIA Partners Program, enables eligible customers to sign up for Amazon’s Tax Exemption Program, and lets you receive multiple quotes when necessary. Amazon Business helps teachers and staff, but at the same time provides centralized access to spend data and control on what to buy and what to restrict.
Shelby County Schools, one of the highest-rated county system in Alabama, strives to ensure every student graduates and every graduate is prepared for life after high school. Nourishing the students’ education is top priority for teachers and staff alike, and too much time and effort were spent getting supplies into the classroom. They joined Amazon Business to accomplish their goals. Shelby welcomed the features Amazon Business provides and instituted a comprehensive purchasing system that saves time and paperwork for all who use it (1,000+ active members).
Saline Area Schools prides itself on delivering future-focused, high-quality education to ~5,300 students. The district’s procurement process was not meeting their needs. To make it easy for teachers to get educational items for their classrooms while giving procurement a simple way to track spending and monitor compliance with its spending policies, Saline joined Amazon Business. Amazon Business collaborated with the district to implement a process that saves time and money and helps stakeholders monitor compliance and stay on budget.
Olive Grove Charter School was looking for an innovative purchasing solution to manage school purchasing and track spending. Amazon Business collaborated with Olive Grove Charter School to implement a digitized process that saves time and puts more control into the hands of each learning center. Olive Grove now consolidates more than 90% of school supplies purchasing with Amazon Business to enjoy the efficiency and time-saving. Olive Grove also chose Business Prime for its reporting tools and, on eligible orders, fast, free shipping directly to each location.
Berkeley County Schools, the second largest school district in West Virginia, adopted Amazon Business to digitize and simplify the school supplies requisition and purchasing process for each of its 32 schools so its teachers and staff could focus their full attention on the education mission.
Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) is a public K-12 school district located in Bloomington, IN. Amazon Business is one of several approved vendors at MCCSC. Prior to working with Amazon Business, MCCSC was running its own warehouse in district. The teachers and staff had to go through costly and time-consuming steps in order to receive their items they needed from the warehouse. They were able to move away from the warehouse model in part by integrating with Amazon Business. “After closing our physical warehouse, we were not only able to free up space to create a new Early Learning Center, but also were able to fill our procurement needs with vendors like Amazon Business,” said Adam Terwilliger, Assistant Director of Business Operations. In addition, Amazon Business allows staff at MCCSC to seamlessly place orders and integrate with their internal ordering system, Skyward. “With Amazon Business, users have carts get pushed automatically to our system, effectively freeing up time to spend doing other tasks. With other vendors we often have double the work by having to place an order in their system and repeat the same steps to keep track in ours,” explained Adam.
Tracy Unified School District, 60 miles east of San Francisco, has 19 school sites serving 15,000 students. It’s a rapidly growing district contending with the local consequences of a statewide budget crisis. Despite having nearly 60 percent of its students in free and reduced lunch programs, Tracy still receives $1,000 less per student than nearby districts, so they needed to make every dollar count. And in a district that’s understandably fiscally conservative, the change to Amazon Business made those savings and improvements easy to see.
An innovative, highly rated school district in Butler County, Ohio, Lakota Local Schools signed up for Amazon Business to revamp its purchasing process in the belief that the more efficient the back office is, the more time and money can be put back to the classroom.
An innovative school district in the Houston Metro area, Spring Branch Independent School District was able to achieve $154K in cost savings by choosing to purchase office and classroom supplies with Amazon Business. The new office and classroom supplies purchasing process has saved both time and money for the teachers who can easily search hundreds of millions of products on Amazon Business, select items, route to the school secretary for purchase, and receive the items quickly with Business Prime.
College Place School District uses Amazon Business to simplify purchasing, reclaiming hours of valuable time to spend on its core mission—educating students.
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