With Upgrades Based on Customer Feedback, SciQuest Source-to-Settle Solution Now Delivers Deeper Insights into Purchasing Processes, Further Streamlines Payments
CARY, N.C., August 8, 2012 — SciQuest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SQI) a provider of on-demand source-to-settle solutions, today announced an enhanced version of its eProcurement solution suite that features an improved shopping experience, more robust reporting functionality and streamlined purchasing processes. SciQuest’s comprehensive, SaaS-based source-to-settle platform enables organizations to focus on strategic purchasing while increasing efficiencies and cost savings.
The latest version of the SciQuest platform boasts a number of customer-driven features designed to make it easier for organizations to process and approve purchase orders and payments. For instance, improved searching capabilities help organizations find and access past purchase orders, invoices and other essential materials more quickly. Additionally, the order and payments approvals process has been streamlined, allowing organizations to process orders and invoices more efficiently.
Additional platform highlights include:
- Improved shopping experience—New features geared toward improving communication between shoppers and users. For example, the system will also offer recommendations based on previous shopping patterns.
- Greater visibility—Enhanced reporting functionality provides users with deeper insights into the estimated duration of each step in the source-to-settle process. Comprehensive reports help organizations better understand the overall purchasing cycle, identify areas for improvement and determine how many orders are being processed electronically versus manually.
- Spotlight suppliers—Setting up a supplier showcase is now more convenient with organizations able to highlight suppliers, further driving more responsible spending.
“Our customers are looking to achieve even greater savings throughout their entire organizations. SciQuest’s comprehensive source-to-settle platform features deeper reporting capabilities and enhances our user-friendly environment, expanding the knowledge and insights that turn spending into a source of savings,” said Gamble Heffernan, senior vice president of strategy and marketing, SciQuest. “We work closely with our customers to ensure they are armed with the innovative tools required to succeed in a rapidly changing purchasing environment. The product feedback and comments provided by our customer base are key drivers of our product innovation, as we strive to answer ‘what is the problem our customer is trying to solve?’”
Customer feedback plays a critical role in SciQuest product development. With SciQuest’s Idea Forum, customers can recommend new features and/or provide feedback on existing functionalities. SciQuest invites its customers to vote on the new features they would like to see incorporated into upcoming product releases. The company also provides feedback on product development and the status of requested features on a regular basis.
For more information and a video discussing the new enhancements, please visit The Open Kitchen – http://www.sciquest.com/blog/.
SciQuest (NASDAQ: SQI) provides organizations with a comprehensive suite of on-demand source-to-settle software solutions, driving cost and efficiency savings across the supply chain. By improving supplier management, negotiating more strategic contracts, generating an online marketplace for purchasing goods and services, and streamlining the accounts payable process, SciQuest customers turn spending into a source of savings.
With unmatched visibility into spending, combined with the Power of Q — the Company’s unique combination of products and support — SciQuest provides organizations with a strategic approach to procurement, improving bottom-line results.
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