Partnership involves data sharing, integration and analysis of K12 purchasing behaviors tied to groundbreaking market reports and visibility into relative pricing.
NEW YORK – September 21, 2016 – Noodle Markets, K12’s first purchasing platform and national marketplace, and SmartProcure, the nation’s leading provider of local, state and federal government agency spending intelligence, are teaming up to provide K12 educators with robust resources that guide product and service discovery and smarter purchasing.
Launching Fall 2016, the first of these resources will be a recurring K12 Market Report that focuses on key product categories and that delves into the correlation between specific products, student outcomes, and variables such as socioeconomic status.
“Noodle Markets is branding the notion of transparency in K12 buying, while also creating efficient tools to streamline the procurement process. We are thrilled to work with SmartProcure, which will provide us with lagging agency spending data,” Noodle Markets CEO Nicole Neal said. “We will tie this information to trusted data gathered by Noodle Markets.”
When Noodle Markets opens its marketplace in late Fall 2016, it plans to include data and eventually pricing summaries powered by SmartProcure, adding velocity to Noodle Markets’ plan to be “the” place educators go for K12 purchasing guidance.
“Noodle Markets is building an exceptional platform for the educational sector. It is arming K12 educators with data in a way that really allows them to be better stewards of public dollars. We are excited to provide our historical purchase order data and our deep understanding of state, local and education spending as a contribution to this effort. We plan to do great things together,” said Jeff Rubenstein, CEO of SmartProcure.
About Noodle Markets
Noodle Markets is exclusively focused on K12 education and dedicated to dramatically transforming the way K12 institutions buy products and services. The only K12 purchasing solution of its kind, Noodle Markets’ procurement platform simplifies purchasing processes for education institutions, helps vendors get found in a crowded marketplace, and enhances communication across all K12 stakeholders. As a result, the right products and services get into the hands of the teachers and students that need them the most. Learn more at www.noodlemarkets.com.
SmartProcure is the nation’s leading provider of local, state and federal government agency spending intelligence. Over 12,000 U.S. agencies regularly contribute their purchase order data to SmartProcure, which makes every detail on those purchase orders readily searchable online.
Schools and agencies use SmartProcure to efficiently find best pricing and new vendors. Government vendors use it to identify schools and agencies that buy their products and services and to access competitive intelligence. SmartProcure (www.SmartProcure.us) plays an important role in connecting vendors with agencies and schools in a way that fosters fair competition, efficient and transparent government and economic growth.