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SciQuest Enhances Spend Automation Suite for Increased Productivity Across Procurement Process


December 2, 2015
By Business Wire News

MORRISVILLE, N.C.

SciQuest, Inc. (Nasdaq: SQI), the leading public provider of spend management solutions delivering value beyond savings, today announced the latest upgrades to its spend automation suite, providing procurement professionals with increased productivity through expanded mobile capabilities, improved usability features and enhanced insights on overall spend. Through a fully integrated platform, SciQuest users can now automate and streamline the entire source-to-settle process to better control spend, manage contracts and enhance vendor relationships through greater data analysis.

Continuing to evolve its comprehensive and modular source-to-settle suite, SciQuest’s latest upgrade gives customers the power and control to manage the entire procurement process while also enhancing understanding of company spend through the following tools:

  • Total Contract Manager enhancements that allow full authoring capabilities through Microsoft Word®. Authoring capabilities enables procurement professionals to quickly and easily update contracts with a set of pre-approved clauses or with templates, which streamlines the process and ensures compliance during contract lifecycle management for both parties.
  • The integration of Spend Radar completes the procurement practitioner’s ability to control the full source-to-settle process on one platform. With integrated reporting and spend analysis, users can now access data from any point in the procurement process for analysis and review, which will enable better control and understanding of company spend.
  • Make better supplier decisions with the introduction of Supplier 360°, an insightful view into key activities and usage metrics regarding supplier utilization and relationships from across the entire SciQuest suite.
  • Through the SciQuest Mobile App, users can approve and review requests using Sourcing Director and Total Contract Manager plus accept or decline supplier profile changes in Total Supplier Manager. Notification alerts help the user tighten the approval process cycle.

“We manage hundreds of contracts with numerous vendors that are all in various stages of the contract lifecycle ranging from just being negotiated to mid-contract to renegotiation,” said William L. Traurig, senior vice president and general counsel with the Carolina Hurricanes. “Like any business today, we are moving quickly and contracts need to be updated, reviewed or analyzed on the go and we cannot wait for it to go through a lengthy review process. By enabling us to author our own contracts and make edits that we know are fully compliant, we are able to streamline our contracting process and improve our vendor relationships.”

Additional noteworthy enhancements include:

  • New Supplier Performance Management module whichincorporates scorecard and dashboard functionality to better understand and manage your supplier relationships.
  • New reporting capabilities were added to Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (ASO), while new controls in Sourcing Director enhance evaluation scenarios with Best Value Analysis, offer more granular project access, and support better collaboration with attachment versioning.
  • The expanded smart form capabilities in eProcurement simplify the requisition process for services and complex spend categories within theplatform.
  • A new user interface and web shopping experience drives ease of use and aligns Enterprise Reagent Manager with the other modules on the SciQuest platform.

“Procurement professionals face exponentially increasing responsibilities that impact the strategic goals of their businesses – and they need to be able to see all of their data on one platform and be able to analyze how the entire process is performing,” said Eric Zoetmulder, vice president of product management at SciQuest. “With our latest release, SciQuest’s customers now have access to a spend management solution that cuts across the entire spectrum of supplier management, sourcing, contracting and settlement. Our fully integrated platform and recent enhancements will enable our customers to simplify the source-to-settle process in a time-efficient way that delivers maximum savings.”

The new version of SciQuest’s spend automation suite is available now. For more information, please visit www.SciQuest.com.

About SciQuest

SciQuest (Nasdaq: SQI) is the leading public provider of spend management solutions delivering value beyond savings. Through the continued release of key innovative technology and a fanatical drive toward making our customers successful, we deliver exceptional value in user experience, productivity and operational efficiency. Our cloud-based, mobile-enabled, source-to-settle platform addresses all stages of procurement from the automation of core processes to enabling sophisticated, strategic and multifaceted sourcing solutions. We specialize in handling simple procurement needs to the most advanced supplier and supply chain requirements. SciQuest serves a wide range of industries and organizations including many of the Global Fortune 500. For more information visit http://www.sciquest.com.

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