The eMarket Portal empowers staff members to buy—promptly and efficiently—what is needed.
Swarthmore College’s eMarket Portal is integrated with Banner and serves as the primary purchasing mthod. Essentially, it provides a means for College staff members to access suppliers' online website catalogs by "punching-out" from Swarthmore’s single sign-on environment into a supplier’s eCommerce website to request products, creating a purchase order (PO). By accessing a supplier's punch-out enabled eCommerce website, users will be automatically logged-in and able to search the catalog, add items to the shopping cart, and return the cart as a pending purchase order back to the College’s procurement system.
When items in the shopping cart are purchased through the eMarket application, the system will automatically generate a PO with line item detail that is emailed directly to the supplier. The College has linked all POs to specific Purchase Order Terms and Conditions, which protects the College's interests in the exchange.
Refer to the Buyer's Guide for purchasing procedure details.