MCC Daily Tribune

Migration from Office Depot/Office Max to Staples Business Advantage

We are pleased to announce that the College will be changing its primary office supply vendor back to Staples Business Advantage through their diversity partner, Proftech, LLC. (Many of you have already heard that this transition has been in the works!)

The Purchasing Department has been working behind the scenes to create user profiles in the Proftech/Staples system for College staff that currently create office supply orders and for College staff that approve the orders.

On Monday, March 26, all users will receive a welcome email from PROFTECH@DIVERSITYNETWORK.COM that will provide your User ID and a hyperlink to create a password on the Proftech/Staples website for placing orders or approving orders.

In the following situation(s) you may receive more than one email each containing a different User ID:

  • If you order for more than one College operating budget each with a different approver
  • If you order for a College operating budget and a grant budget

The Proftech/Staples system will be very familiar to many College staff members as Staples Business Advantage was the College's primary office supply vendor until August 2015.

You have the option to attend one (1) of two (2) on-line training sessions that will focus on using the Protech/Staples system. Both sessions will cover the same material so you only need to attend one of them. These sessions will be available at your desktop via Skype and have been scheduled for the following dates and time.

Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 9:30 am

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Individuals who are responsible for purchasing office supplies and those who approve office supply orders will receive an email invitation for both training sessions from a staff member in the Purchasing Department.

This will allow you to accept the meeting invitation for the session that is most convenient for you. To join the training at the appropriate date and time you just need to click on the Skype link contained in the invitation.

Training is not necessary if you are comfortable finding your way through the Proftech/Staples ordering web site without it.

Bates, Patrick