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Danish State Railways Automates Contract Management with SciQuest

SciQuest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQI), a leading provider of cloud-based business automation solutions for spend management, today announced that Danish State Railways (DSB) has gone live with SciQuest’s Contract Director solution to automate and standardize the management of more than 12,000 contracts. Carrying more than 195 million passengers each year, DSB is the largest train company in all of Scandinavia and will use SciQuest to improve the contracting process and set a new company-wide best practices for enterprise contract management.

Over the past decade, DSB has undergone a massive transformation from a government department to an independent, public state-owned company. During that transition, emphasis has been placed on efficiency and cost reduction. As a part of the reorganization, officials realized that contracts were being managed by multiple business units across the organization, leading to waste and confusion. DSB chose SciQuest to automate the contract management process, creating a common approach for all contracts. As a result, DSB will be able to:

  • Create a central contract repository
  • Reduce time to create contracts through the use of templates and online collaboration
  • Identify and prevent overcharges and off-contract spending
  • Fulfill contractual commitments on time with alerts and reminders
  • Enforce policies and reduce “maverick” contracts
  • Ensure an audit trail and strong security

The implementation included conversion of thousands of existing procurement agreements from three old legacy systems into Contract Director as well as an interface to DSB's ERP system to manage master data for more than 2,000 suppliers and customers.

“The absence of good tools for contract management can create issues at every step in the contract lifecycle, from authoring and negotiation to management and end-of-life,” said Mark Digman, Senior Vice President of Marketing, SciQuest. “DSB recognized the need to standardize and automate contract lifecycle management across the organization with a best-in-class solution. We look forward to working with DSB to help them turn spending into a strategic source of savings.”

About SciQuest

SciQuest (NASDAQ:SQI) is the largest publicly held pure-play provider of cloud-based business automation solutions for spend management – offering deep domain knowledge and a leading, customer-driven portfolio. 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. Learn more about our solutions and how we can help your organization turn spending into savings at www.sciquest.com.

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