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ERIC Number: EJ918587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0036-651X
From Workstation to Classroom with the Click of a Mouse
Gay, Rick
School Business Affairs, v75 n2 p20-22 Feb 2009
Since July 2007, members of the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia have been able to shop for school and curriculum-related supplies through the ASBO MD/DC Web-based shopping platform. This shopping platform comprises 35 catalogs with more than 450,000 line items offered by 225 vendors. ASBO MD/DC's vision is to provide a mechanism for all schools to access these price-advantaged contracts via a robust Internet online shopping site. The shopping platform is designed to harness the self-service power of the Internet, enabling users to purchase online from prenegotiated contracts and supplier catalogs. The shopping platform can eliminate the backlog in purchasing and accounts payable and can reduce the time needed for order processing and payment. The system also eliminates the practice of placing large orders at the beginning and end of each school year. Using the ASBO MD/DC site could potentially be a one-stop shop across the state for teachers and parents to get what they need for the classroom while substantially reducing their out-of-pocket costs and eliminating the time and expense of going to multiple stores.
Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO). 11401 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190. Tel: 866-682-2729; Fax: 703-478-0205; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Maryland