a provider of e-procurement services for universities and life science firms, is expanding its reach through a partnership with

Lawson also offers an e-procurement solution. Its clients include healthcare networks, healthcare organizations and numerous state and local governments and school districts.

Financial terms were not disclosed. Lawson (Nasdaq: LWSN) is based in Minnesota and has an international customer base.

Lawson’s customers will be able to use the Lawson system and SciQuest’s own “Spend Director” service suite.

"By integrating Lawson’s ERP systems with SciQuest, procurement departments can generate savings and process efficiencies that enable the institutions to remain focused on their core mission-all while gaining real-time visibility into enterprise-wide spend,” said SciQuest Chief Executive Officer Steven Wiehe.