NextLevel 2013 Breaks Another Attendance Record

  NextLevel 2013 Breaks Another Attendance Record

  SciQuest’s Three-Day Event Becoming Standard for Organizations Focused on
     Driving Spend Savings across Procurement, Accounts Payable, Contract
                        Management, and Spend Analysis

Business Wire

CARY, N.C. -- February 20, 2013

SciQuest (NASDAQ: SQI), a leading provider of cloud-based business automation
solutions, thanks attendees for another highly successful NextLevel 2013
conference. More than 650 attendees from nearly 300 organizations participated
in the three-day conference, which took place at the JW Marriott San Antonio
Hill Country last week. Attendance was up 20 percent from last year, and
featured representatives from major brands such as Eastman Chemical, John
Deere, Dell, IBM, Molson Coors, ROi (Resource Optimization & Innovation) and

This year’s conference featured the most diverse line-up of topics with
sessions focusing on supplier management, accounts payable, strategic
sourcing, spend analysis and contract management. Participants also had a
unique opportunity to network with their peers and hear first-hand about
success stories and emerging trends.

SciQuest also spotlighted its customers’ achievements during the “Questies”
award dinner on Tuesday night. Organizations and individuals were recognized
for their efforts in collaborative purchasing as well as overall innovation.
The 2013 Questie winners are:

  *Cuyahoga Community College, Rookie of the Year
  *University of Southern California, Rookie of the Year
  *Pitney Bowes, Technical Innovator
  *University of Southern California – San Diego (UCSD), Continued Solid
  *OptumHealth, Continued Solid Performance
  *Beth Faber from Eastman Chemical, Industry Influencer
  *Sandy Hicks from University of Colorado, Industry Influencer
  *Deloitte, Partner

“Our customers are truly trailblazers, breaking new ground in purchasing
consortiums, strategic spending and contract negotiations and management,”
said Stephen Wiehe, president and CEO, SciQuest. “NextLevel continues to
attract industry visionaries who are passionate about transforming business
processes in their organizations and sharing their knowledge and insights with
their peers. It is this collaboration and sense of community that makes
NextLevel such a successful event year after year.”

To view the NextLevel video recap please visit The Open Kitchen

About SciQuest

SciQuest’s (NASDAQ: SQI) easy to use solutions help contract management,
procurement, and accounts payable professionals make daily operations
efficient through smart automation, and turn the focus on more strategic
decisions that impact the bottom line. 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 spend management, improving bottom-line results.

To join the conversation, please visit our blog, The Open Kitchen—or follow us
on Twitter @SciQuest.

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