SciQuest Inc was incorporated in November, 1995. The Company provides cloud-based business automation solutions for spend management. Its solutions include spend analytics solutions that cleanse and classify spend data from a wide variety of sources and formats putting data and analytics to work to drive and measure cost savings; sourcing solutions that create events, manage bids and award contracts automatically to simplify and optimize the bidding process; supplier management solutions that facilitate on-boarding, maintaining and managing supplier relationships and give visibility into which suppliers are able to support goals; contract lifecycle management solutions that automate the contract lifecycle from contract authoring, automated workflow approvals to a fully searchable archive of executed contracts; procurement solutions that automate the purchasing process and drive contract compliance; inventory management solutions that facilitate finding, sourcing and tracking chemicals and research supplies; accounts payable solutions that automate the invoice processing and vendor payment processes; and a supplier network that provides a single platform for all supplier interactions. Its spend management solutions provide a return on investment for its customers by facilitating the reduction of spending on goods and services, enhancing visibility and control over spending decisions and practices as well as optimizing the efficiency of key business processes. The procurement, supplier management and accounts payable solutions leverage its managed Company Supplier Network, which facilitates its customers doing business with many thousands of suppliers and spending billions of dollars annually. The Company delivers cloud-based solutions using a Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS, model. The Company offers its customers various services including Client Partners, Supplier Enablement Services, Implementation Services, Customer Support, and Business Process Optimization Services. The Company competes with relatively small specialty software vendors, large ERP vendors and internally developed and maintained solutions. Specialty vendors or niche providers that compete with one or more or the Company's solutions, including Aravo, Basware, BravoSolution, Coupa, Determine, ESM Solutions, GXS, Hubwoo, OB10, Perfect Commerce, Periscope, Verian and Zycus; and Enterprise software application vendors, including SAP AG, Oracle, IBM, Infor and Workday.