Keeping up with the times
March 14, 2014

Keeping up with the times

Melissa Tula | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • eProcurement

Overall Satisfaction

We are using SciQuest as our eProcurement system University-wide. The product streamlines purchasing processes across multiple departments, ensures competitive pricing, simplifies the purchasing process with 'one-stop' shopping and significantly cuts down on paperwork and man-hours from pricing research and order-tracking through the accounting end. Additionally, the risk of human error is greatly decreased as automation takes the place of 'pen and paper'.
  • SciQuest eliminates paper. Obviously, this is good for the environment, saves time and money.
  • SciQuest ensures the University is receiving the best pricing available from our vendors.
  • SciQuest has processes in place to ensure goods are received and invoices are paid with very little error.
  • I would like to eventually include all in-house requisitions as part of the automated process.
  • I would like to include an internal 'general store' where offices may purchase items from other departments which may have excess (i.e. furniture, cleaning products etc).
  • Many of us within the university purchase items for other departments. I feel this process could be simplified so individuals could have 'limited access' to outside dept. purchasing when necessary.
  • Positive - increased employee efficiency
  • Negative - too soon to tell the ROI and unsure of how tangible those results will be
  • Positive - accounts payable process streamlined
We are committed to this product. It is the first of its kind to be used at this University and was chosen from a sampling of three competitors. Ease of use and implementation with existing software contributed to the decision to us SciQuest. As we continue to use the product over time, discovering where adjustments need to be made and having the ability to make said adjustments will ensure the likelihood of continued use.
The university was in need of a common purchasing vessel without centralizing the process. Very useful in a university setting where purchasing occurs on differently levels in multiple departments. For a smaller business, where purchasing is conducted typically through the Amazon-type sites, this product may not be suitable as vendors may not be willing to invest their time and efforts into updating their portion of the site.