Joint Purchasing

 

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AICUO Partner: Overture Technologies; Prager, Sealy & Co.

The Ohio Private Loan Marketplace, sponsored by AICUO and developed by Overture Technologies of Bethesda, Md., is an online loan comparison and shopping service available to more than 140,000 students attending 51 Ohio nonprofit institutions of higher education. The Marketplace is the only online service that presents students with upfront, accurate comparisons of rates and terms - not "as low as" advertisements - so they can effectively evaluate available private loan funding options, if they have exhausted federal and institutional grants and loans. As part of Overture's Private Loan Marketplace network of Web sites, operating in Ohio and 10 other states, the Ohio marketplace also helps students discover untapped sources of loans; emphasizes financial literacy and smart borrowing habits; preserves borrower credit scores and privacy; and provides colleges and universities with a straightforward path to HEOA Section 601 compliance. The Marketplace connects borrowers to a wide range of lenders, including national banks and nonprofit credit unions. Students interested in the Ohio Private Loan Marketplace should contact their campus financial aid offices.

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AICUO Partner: Sightlines, LLC

Sightlines, a Gordian Company, is a leader in helping colleges and universities better manage their facilities operations and capital investments. Sightlines provides tools for strategic planning, analyzing, and benchmarking that generate an independent, reliable comparison of campus performance in these areas against peer institutions.

Our clients tell us better analytics drives better planning and decisions ultimately driving better outcomes for business and facilities officers responsible for campus stewardship.

Working with over 450 institutions and equipped with data from over 25,000 buildings across the U.S. and Canada, Sightlines provides the context and validation institutions need to make sound, informed, and financially credible decisions about their campus facilities. As a result, campuses can optimize capital investments, address backlog of deferred maintenance projects, develop a strategy to steward physical assets, improve the effectiveness of facility operations, reduce energy consumption, and better serve students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

AICUO's agreement with Sightlines provides a discount of up to 10% off the cost of the first-year service agreement.  In addition, by signing up through AICUO, Sightlines will be providing your institution with annual sector analysis of how well AICUO members are addressing physical asset needs compared to independent and public institutions across the country.
For more information, please contact one of the following people:


 

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AICUO Partner: Inter-University Council of Ohio

Association members can save substantially on office supplies, dormitory beds, computers and software, group insurance, and more by using purchasing contracts negotiated by the Inter-University Council of Ohio Purchasing Group, of which AICUO is a member.

For more information, visit the collaborations web site.


 

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AICUO Partner: California Casualty Auto and Home Insurance

Auto and home insurance from California Casualty is now available to employees of AICUO member institutions. California Casualty has been serving education professionals for over 60 years. This exclusive program - not available to the general public - offers special AICUO member rates, generous discounts, superior service and unique Higher Ed policy features. There is no cost to the member institution and implementation is easy.

Here are a few of the unique policy benefits that AICUO member institution employees can enjoy:

  • Deductible waived for vandalism or collision to your vehicle while parked at campus or at a school-sponsored event
  • $500 personal property coverage for any personal belongings stolen from your vehicle - whether it's locked or not!
  • Flexible payment plans, including Summer or Holiday Skip options
  • ID Defense protection - at no additional cost
  • Local Ohio representative dedicated to serve your college or university

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SIS

AICUO Partner: SIS

SIS is a nationally-recognized, leading technology and managed IT solutions provider helping clients design, optimize and support mission-critical assets. Our regionally-focused teams across the country solve challenges and design solutions, leaving more time for clients to devote resources to core business strategies. SIS' proven methodology, experienced professionals and innovative technologies provide the highest quality of IT service to more than 1,300 clients, both large and small.
Clients rely on SIS' consultative engagement model where we serve as business partners, advisors and strategists. Our teams deliver a full range of technology infrastructure and managed IT services to help clients achieve measurable business results:

Our proven methodology, experienced professionals and innovative technologies help clients infuse technology into a clear strategy to drive results. Every solution is customized to clients' unique business requirements, leveraging existing IT investments while keeping scalability and total cost of ownership top of mind.

Founded in 1982, SIS is headquartered in Lexington, KY with regional offices in Cincinnati and Columbus, OH.


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AICUO Partner: BoardMax

AICUO has entered a partnership agreement with StreamLink Software - the maker of BoardMax - to deliver board management and communication software that will help manage board materials, information, meetings and activities.
BoardMax provides a centralized environment for all board-related information. That means meeting materials, organizational documentation, task assignments and member records are logically organized and available 24/7 to board, committee and staff members via the device of their choosing.
Better Board Management

  • Easily create board packets
  • Schedule board meetings in minutes
  • Automate meeting invitations and reminders
  • Track meeting attendance and member performance

Enhanced Member Capabilities

  • Access board materials from any device
  • Enjoy greater mobility and collaboration
  • Assign tasks, share documents and voice opinions
  • Benefit from smooth, intuitive workflows

Centralize Board Materials
All board-related documents from board books to bylaws are stored securely in a cloud-based central repository. As a result, key information is always safe and available.
Improve Meeting Management
A central, organizational calendar makes meeting planning easier, and built-in functionality automatically sends meeting reminders and keeps track of attendance. Meeting agendas and packets are also created and perfectly organized in minutes.
Create More Engaged Board Members
BoardMax makes it easy to access the most current roster of board members and key member data, such as contact information, biographical content, special skills and more. You can also create a list of potential board members so that you can act quickly when a board position opens.
Automatic tracking and reporting of time, expectations and financial contributions helps ensure complete member engagement. Run reports at anytime to instantly gauge overall and individual board performance.