HERNDON, VA - May 3, 2012 - ePlus inc.
(NASDAQ NGS: PLUS
) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Systems, inc., will be conducting a joint educational session with UGL Services. The session, entitled "Aligning Procurement with Corporate Business Objectives," will be conducted on May 14, 2012 at the Fusion 2012 conference at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Fusion is an annual event presented by the Institute for Financial Operations.
Attendees will learn how procurement executives can play a pivotal role in aligning the business for strategic growth. ePlus and UGL Services will discuss the critical questions that helped a leading international corporation bridge the gap between procurement and corporate business objectives in addition to the technological advances in eProcurement that assisted the business in meeting these goals. Attendees are eligible for CEU credits.
The presentation addresses some of the core issues that have been identified as immediate priorities for procurement executives. According to KPMG's Power of Procurement research
, now is the time for procurement executives to "clearly articulate the tangible benefits of embedding Procurement into the business planning and decision-making process."
"With the increasing pressure to drive costs out of operations, often across a global reach, it is critical that procurement becomes more strategic and collaborates in the entire business process. The business challenges we face today require that procurement teams are aligned with corporate objectives," said Bill Portuese, senior director, procurement at UGL Services.
"By engaging with the business community and understanding the core issues that are affecting procurement, ePlus actively works to expand our customer relationships by serving as a trusted advisor," said Ken Farber, president, ePlus Systems and Content.
About UGL Services
UGL Services, a division of UGL Limited of Sydney, Australia, is a multi-disciplinary, integrated corporate real estate services and facilities management firm that aligns clients' real estate and maintenance needs with their business strategies to create a competitive advantage. The largest full-service, corporate real estate and facilities maintenance provider in North America, UGL provides diversified, end-to-end real estate and facilities management solutions to corporations, governments, and institutions in North America and around the world. No other provider offers a single, one-stop resource with uncompromising advocacy, tailored solutions, and end-to-end capabilities to align real estate and facilities needs with key business objectives. For additional information about UGL Services, visit http://www.uglservices-na.com/
About ePlus Systems, inc.
ePlus Systems, inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ePlus inc., delivers eProcurement and related solutions and services to help public sector, educational, and commercial organizations across all industries get the most value from their spend. Its diversified portfolio of solutions includes eProcurement, supplier enablement, catalog content management, spend analytics, document management, and asset management. These solutions help drive cost savings, improve compliance, and enhance productivity throughout the organization. ePlus solutions are offered as hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) and traditional enterprise licenses. For additional information about ePlus Systems, visit http://www.eplus.com/software
About ePlus inc.
ePlus is a leading integrator of technology solutions. ePlus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, managed and professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary software, and patented business methods and systems. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 800 associates serving federal, state, municipal, and commercial customers nationally. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. For more information, visit http://www.eplus.com/
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