OfficeMax ImPress Overview Sessions

As introduced in yesterday’s Finance What’s Up? Fall 2012 presentation, OfficeMax ImPress is SJSU’s new preferred vendor for quality printing products and services.

Several OfficeMax ImPress overview sessions have been scheduled for October.  We invite you to attend one these sessions and learn more of what OfficeMax ImPress provides, how to efficiently utilize their website for your printing requests, and meet Bob Hostetler, OfficeMax ImPress Representative for our campus.

Please feel free to enroll yourself in any of our available sessions by
logging in to MySJSU.

Navigate to: Self Service > Learning and Development > Enroll in Training

To Search by Course Number:
1. Click on Search by Course Number
2. Enter FIN011 (It is case sensitive.)
3. Click the Search pushbutton
4. Click on the View Available Sessions hyperlink.
5. Select the Session you would like to attend.
6. Click the Enroll pushbutton.

To Search by Course Name:
1. Click on Search by Course Name
2. Enter OfficeMax ImPress Overview (It is case sensitive.)
3. Click the Search pushbutton
4. Click on the View Available Sessions hyperlink.
5. Select the Session you would like to attend.
6. Click the Enroll pushbutton.

Note: If you receive a message stating no results were found that match your search, please check the spelling and casing of either the Course Number or Course Name as these are case sensitive.

Attendance is not required to access the OfficeMax printing portal.  If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, you may request access by completing the OfficeMax Access Request form-

OfficeMax- Changes and New Service

Contracts & Purchasing Services announces some changes to OfficeMax.

The CSU Chancellor’s Office has been exploring ways to reduce expenses. It has been determined that substantial savings can be achieved by making adjustments to the CSU’s office supply purchases. As a result, on October 1, 2012, campuses will implement the auto-substitution program of about 1,700 products available from OfficeMax for economically priced, equivalent products.

The auto-substitution of products purchased through OfficeMax is not new to campuses: toner cartridges and paper products have always been substituted for ones with recycled content. This new program applies to a broader scale of products and we believe this change will have few, if any, effects to end users.

And now for some exciting news-

We are happy to introduce to the campus a new quick printing service that will bring you enhanced printing capabilities while providing significant cost savings to campus departments.

The university’s new preferred printing vendor is OfficeMax ImPress. OfficeMax ImPress offers an online system that combines ordering flexibility with a set of new and easy to use features for your printing needs. Also, because OfficeMax is our official office supply vendor, the same low prices we receive from them for business products will extend to print orders from OfficeMax ImPress.

Count on OfficeMax ImPress for all your printing needs, including:

  • Color and black & white printing and copying
  • Presentations and proposals
  • Desktop publishing and design services
  • Brochures, forms, flyers, postcards, and announcements
  • Binding and finishing
  • Binding, mounting, folding and laminating
  • And much more!

Additional Information about auto-substitution and OfficeMax ImPress will be delivered at the Finance What’s Up? Fall 2012 presentation scheduled for Thursday, September 27 at 2 p.m. in Engineering 189.

Expanded Use of ProCard and Updates to Procurement Pathways

We are pleased to announce expanded use of the University ProCard! After a recent review of the various Procurement Pathways, your purchasing ability is now greater than ever. A few of the newly allowed items include:
  • Advertising
  • Computer Monitors
  • Equipment less than $5,000
  • Software

We’ve also made improvements to how the Pathways information is presented. We’ve created a Procurement Pathways page on the Finance website, providing a snapshot of each Pathway’s intended purpose and common items procured. And, rather than dredging through lists of allowable and prohibited expenses for each Pathway, we’ve consolidated all this information into one comprehensive Standard Exclusions list. Presented in a table format, the Standard Exclusions list includes those items that:

  • Have purchase restrictions
  • Are restricted to a specific Pathway, or
  • Are prohibited altogether

We will review the changes in detail at the Finance What’s Up? Fall 2012 presentation, scheduled Thursday, September 27, at 2:00pm in Engineering 189.

The recent enhancements should make obtaining products and services easier and more efficient. Please feel free to contact FinanceConnect with any questions.