Suppliers begin their registration by going to the Supplier login page at https://www.esmsolutions.com/supplier-login/ and selecting 'Not Registered?'
OR by an email invitation from an ESM Sourcing Customer.
At the top of the page, a menu will display the 5 steps needed to complete the registration process.
Step 1: Company Information
Fill out the name, location and contact information and select 'Next' when ready. Select the 'Is My Company Registered' to verify if the supplier is already in ESM Sourcing's database.
When selecting the 'Is My Company Registered' link, use the search bar to enter the company name, then click Go. A list of results will then display.
If the email should be mapped with an existing account, click the link to generate an email to the registered administrator for the account. The admin user for the selected company can then set up a profile for the email address.
If the email address already exists in the database, the same email cannot register again. Use the Forgot Password link on the login page to obtain a new password. This will generate an email with a token to reset the password.
Step 2: Privacy and Terms
Step 3: Commodities
Use the search bar to enter NIGP Codes or keywords to describe the products/services that your company provides the customer. The checkbox will move the NIGP codes to the Assigned Commodities. The checkbox on the Assigned Commodities will remove the code from allocated list.
Customers can use NIGP Codes to search for suppliers when publishing events, so it is beneficial to select multiple codes that apply to your business. After registration, you can add/delete assigned Commodities through your ESM 'Profile' tab > 'Commodity Codes.'
Step 4: Password Setup
Select a Security Question to be used to authenticate when conducting a password reset. The password for the account needs to be at least 7 characters in length and at least one letter and number.
Step 5: Complete
Once all 5 steps of the registration are complete, a Congratulations message will display. The provided 'Click Here' link allows the supplier to login to the Supplier Portal.