SciQuest : Services - implementation

By: Sciquest  09-12-2011
Keywords: management software, Procurement, materials management

Implementation services for procurement automation

Our proven eprocurement solution methodology decreases your risks and helps ensure maximum ROI. SciQuest works closely with you to establish solid project organization and execute implementation plans. We combine supplier relationship management, eprocurement, and materials management software with a disciplined solution management approach. The result: an enhanced process that allows you to optimize project scheduling and delivery through a team approach - managing the costs of the total solution and minimizing ongoing support and maintenance costs.

The principles of SciQuest's methodology

Agile approach - We take a collaborative and iterative approach that lets you influence the solution through frequent demonstrations and interactions. Within days of the project kickoff, you get access to the solution to begin the evaluation process.

Confident estimates

- Through extensive implementation experience, the project scope is tightly controlled, providing effective cost and schedule management.

Risk mitigation

- We use a phased approach designed to minimize risk and disruption to current operations.

Best practices

- Use of SciQuest's intellectual capital, assets and best practices ensures high quality deliverables and improves the speed of the implementation.

Customer success

- Established training programs and approaches provide the right level of training services for you.

Four steps to successful launch

Our methodology starts with forming a partnership with you and guiding the team through a well-defined solution process, executed by SciQuest's Global Professional Services team. Our four-step process for projects is illustrated below.

1) Envision - Project Kickoff
SciQuest works with you to define the project team and aligns everyone around your objectives, timeline and scope, the capabilities of the solution, and the methodology. Initial selection of suppliers also starts at the kickoff.

2) Elaborate - Forming the Solution
Getting the buy-in of key stakeholders will drive user adoption. We conduct focus groups with your user community - one with a generic version of the solution and one customized to your organization. That input helps us tailor the procurement software to your specific needs. At this stage, we also invite and educate target suppliers, load catalogs and configure integrations on your solution.

3) Validate - Testing the Solution
Based on everything we've learned about your procurement process, we refine your solution. We then invite the core team and stakeholders to validate the solution using actual business scenarios.

4) Go Live - Launching Your Solution

After formal testing with your users, training sessions equip your trainers and "super-users" so the solution can be deployed efficiently to the entire user community. We test live orders and conduct post production reviews to ensure a successful rollout.

Keywords: management software, materials management, Procurement, Procurement Automation, Procurement Software,

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