SciQuest has helped the University of Pennsylvania launch its enhanced eProcurement system, the Penn Marketplace, campus-wide.

Utilizing its Spend Director solution, SciQuest says Penn has streamlined the buying experience for faculty and staff and increased the utilization of targeted preferred contract suppliers.

Integration of Spend Director with the Penn Marketplace has enabled its 1,800 purchasing system users to access 73 of the university’s strategic contract supplier online catalogs in key commodity groups, including laboratory equipment and supplies, computer products, temporary staffing and office supplies.

In addition, SciQuest says Spend Director has enabled the university to direct approximately 67 percent of its campus purchase order transactions through the participating Penn Marketplace contract suppliers.

“Our team strives to deliver a world class solution that exceeds expectations. The success and enthusiasm from the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates that we are delivering on that vision,” said Stephen Wiehe, president and CEO of SciQuest. “We are thrilled to be a significant, long-term partner for one of the most innovative and successful institutions in the nation.”