Trident Technical College Automates eProcurement with SciQuest

  Trident Technical College Automates eProcurement with SciQuest

    SciQuest Express Solution for Higher Education Delivers Cost Savings,
                      Increased Procurement Efficiencies

Business Wire

CARY, N.C. -- April 08, 2013

SciQuest (NASDAQ: SQI), a leading provider of cloud-based business automation
solutions, today announced that Trident Technical College, a public,
multi-campus community college based in South Carolina, has gone live with
SciQuest’s Express Solution for Higher Education. SciQuest’s solutions will
enable Trident Technical College to work closely with other higher education
institutions in South Carolina to consolidate procurement resources. Trident
Technical College and participating institutions intend to use SciQuest
solutions to pool their purchasing power to create a Consortium Community to
drive cost savings and gains in purchasing efficiency.

SciQuest’s Express Solution for Higher Education, which is being integrated by
Ellucian with the college’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution,
Colleague® by Ellucian, is a stand-alone source-to-settle eProcurement
solution pre-configured for quick implementation and minimal IT support.
Trident Technical College and other consortium community members can
intuitively shop from online catalogs, create point-and-click requisitions,
and electronically submit those requisitions for approval – all from their
desks. The combined purchasing power will give participating schools more
negotiating leverage with suppliers, allowing them to optimize efficiency and
gain control over spending processes.

Designed specifically for the unique needs of academic institutions,
SciQuest’s Express Solution for Higher Education empowers schools to gain
control over and enhance procurement strategies, delivering a seamless
purchasing experience to every user on campus. Using the solution, schools
across the world have achieved numerous benefits:

  *Unparalleled user purchasing experience
  *Improved contract compliance, often as much as 100 percent
  *Better customer service and shorter order cycles through back-office
    procurement process automation
  *Increased visibility into and control over purchasing processes
  *Promotion of preferred vendors to increase negotiation power

“Trident Technical College is facing the same issues faced by so many
institutions of higher learning – to cut costs and find ways to stretch the
dollars they do have to deliver the best educational experience,” said John
Fabris, vice president of higher education at SciQuest. “By working with some
of the largest and most prestigious schools in the world to automate critical
business processes, SciQuest has developed a deep knowledge of the unique
requirements of educational institutions. This allows us to work with schools
like Trident Technical College to turn spending into a source of strategic

About SciQuest

With a reputation for deep domain knowledge, a solid customer-driven
portfolio, and industry-leading customer satisfaction, SciQuest (NASDAQ: SQI)
is the largest public provider of cloud-based business automation solutions
that turn spending into a source of savings. SciQuest solutions enable greater
visibility and compliance organization-wide to help you gain control, optimize
efficiencies, and reduce spend. These cloud-based solutions are easier to
implement and proven to deliver measurable, sustainable value with SciQuest’s
high-touch support, analysis and automation.

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