On any given day, agencies across the State of Oklahoma may need to buy office supplies, cleaning products, or playground equipment. The Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) is the administrator of financial services for Oklahoma state government. One of its core missions is to help the many different agencies that make up the state government better manage their spending.
To make purchasing more consistent and manageable for the 21,457 purchasing card holders across all its state agencies, OMES adopted Amazon Business to help it consolidate spend and streamline the procurement process.
The challenge was to rollout the new program statewide, from rural school districts to government agencies located in the Oklahoma City metro area. OMES trained buyers in different agencies how to use Amazon Business in accordance with state spending rules. These buyers then became key influencers and facilitated greater use of Amazon Business in their own agency.
Now, with over 1,200 Amazon Business users and counting, OMES has greater visibility into purchasing data across the state and provides its agencies with a simplified buying process that makes it easy to meet state-mandated procurement and diversity requirements.