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Procurement & Punchout Services

Procurement & Punchout Services

As the leader in science education for over 90 years, it is important to Carolina that we meet and support the educational purchasing needs for your science materials and supplies. If you currently have an eProcurement system in place, Carolina would love to be added as a vendor.

We offer a variety of eProcurement support solutions, including punchout catalogs, hosted catalogs, electronic requisition support, and electronic invoicing support.

If you are new to eProcurement, our talented team is ready to answer your questions and help with implementation. If your organization is adopting new purchasing standards, please contact us as soon as possible so we can work on a solution that fits your needs.

Benefits of eProcurement

  • Reduced Costs
    Prevent duplicate spending, and leverage customer-specific pricing.

  • Transparent Spending
    Keep track of everything! Once items are selected and the buyer returns the cart into their system, it follows the approval process established by the customer.

  • Increased Productivity
    Having your records stored electronically reduces administrative time preparing manual purchase orders and allows invoices to be entered direct into the Marketplace Portal.

  • Improved Accuracy
    Orders list vendor part numbers and descriptions.


If you have an eProcurement solution, you are familiar with some of the positive reasons to use it. You have:

  • Customer-specific pricing
  • Visibility of online product availability and inventory status
  • Special website features (On Carolina.com, from time to time you will see product markdowns and volume discounts.)

Depending on the product, you will also have access to product feature videos, lab and classroom safety information, safety data sheets, how-to techniques, teacher manuals, suggested classroom activities, and more.

Carolina currently supports the following solutions:

Jaggaer SAP Ariba ESM Solutions Unimarket PeopleSoft Equal Level

Capabilities we support:

  • Advanced Ship Notice
  • Custom Pricing
  • Draft Carts
  • eInvoicing
  • ePO
  • Level 3 Credit Card PunchOut

Standards we support:

  • cXML
  • OAG
  • XML
  • OCI
  • xCBL
PunchOut Ready Certified Applications

Hosted Catalog

Generally, a hosted catalog is an Excel version of a supplier's offering. If you are using a hosted catalog solution, all the suppliers you have arrangements with will be considered together when using the search function. A hosted catalog provides:

  • Product Comparisons—compare similar products between different vendors.
  • Consistent User Experience—you are using one system and incorporating data into it, so the data presents and is interacted with in the same way for all suppliers.
  • Products—you can have control over the products that your users are able to see.

Case Studies

Carolina Case Study: Streamlining the Purchasing Process through E-procurement

Streamlining the Purchasing Process through E-procurement
When Christopher Rust took steps to set up an e-procurement platform at Connecticut College, he says it was easy for him to agree to include Carolina as a science supplier.

Getting Started

Already have an eProcurement system or Marketplace?

Carolina would love to be your provider for your science material needs. We are currently integrated with several solutions. If we are not integrated with your solution, we can get that done easily. Please contact us today.

Hosted catalogs are what you need?

We have a variety of options available to meet your hosted catalog needs. Please contact us today to discuss how we can set up a hosted catalog that meets your needs for your science classroom or lab. We will work with you to accomplish success.

Not sure if an eProcurement or a Hosted Catalog solution will work for you?

Carolina has many years of experience working with representatives of institutions in the K–12 and higher education markets who have questioned this as well. We would love to discuss your situation to help determine if these solutions are right for you and provide advice on getting started.

Ready to get started today?

If your organization is adopting new purchasing standards, please fill out the form below so we can work on a solution that fits your needs and meets your project schedule.

About Us

For more than 90 years Carolina has been serving the science education market. Headquartered in Burlington, North Carolina, we serve customers worldwide in the health and science related fields.

Since we employ both scientists and former teachers, we are uniquely positioned to develop products that directly answer the challenges of teaching science in the classroom or laboratory environment. We serve the needs of K–12 and college institution markets as well as the general scientific and health communities.

When you work with Carolina, you have access to:

  • Living materials
  • Preserved materials
  • Laboratory equipment, chemicals, & supplies
  • Anatomical models and skeletons
  • ...and more!

We have a robust offering of:

  • Science materials for K–12, college, and health science organizations
  • Partnership solutions—Smithsonian, DNA Learning Center, Sirchie®, Wisconsin Fast Plants®, and more
  • Full curriculum programs for K–8
  • 3-Dimensional, NGSS-aligned learning solutions
  • Distance learning solutions