SciQuest to handle Nebraska procurement
SciQuest, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand strategic procurement and supplier management solutions, yesterday announced that the University of Nebraska has chosen SciQuest to streamline its procurement processes.
“We think that our considerable market leadership in higher education makes us the safe, trustworthy choice for procurement solutions,” Stephen Wiehe, President and CEO of SciQuest, said. “Our considerable market leadership in higher education makes us the safe, trustworthy choice for procurement solutions.”
The University of Nebraska was chartered in 1869, less than two years after Nebraska became the 37th state. It is comprised of four campuses: the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK).
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The university has nearly 50,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, including more than 3,000 international students, and more than 10,000 full-time employees. NU is ranked among the top 35 public universities in research expenditures and in 2010 received a record $262 million in external funding for research.
Among its premier research initiatives are the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, the Buffett Early Childhood Institute and Nebraska Innovation Campus. The University of Nebraska is internationally known for its research in agriculture, cancer, water and natural resource management, early childhood education, virology, transportation and energy.
SciQuest is a leading provider of an integrated, web-based end-to-end eProcurement solution that enables users to realize significant efficiencies and savings on their purchases of indirect goods and services.
SciQuest’s unique industry segment expertise and innovative “source-to-settle” approach to eProcurement enables Fortune 1000 companies and organizations in the higher education, life sciences, healthcare and public sector markets, as well as other industries, to identify savings opportunities they may otherwise have missed, while improving contract management, compliance and supplier management. SciQuest’s solutions help customers turn spending into a source of savings.
Edited by Kevin Scarpati