SciQuest Inc was incorporated in November, 1995. The Company provides on-demand strategic procurement and supplier management solutions that integrate its customers with their suppliers to improve procurement of indirect goods and services. In 2010, the Company completed an initial public offering of it's common stock. The Company provides solutions on-demand over the Internet using a SaaS model, which enables it to offer greater functionality, integration and reliability with less cost and risk than traditional on-premise solutions. The Company's products comprise of Spend Director Enterprise, a one-stop marketplace for all goods and services. Sourcing Director, self-service supplier portal for registration, event alerting and participation. Spend Radar Data Manager, an collect and manage organization-wide spend and spend-related data in one central database. Total Supplier Manager, collect, review and manage supplier compliance and sustainability information. Contract Director, supports all contract types, including procurement, sales, manufacturer and distributor. SciQuest Supplier Network, a SaaS communications hub that enables efficient and automated transaction interactions between Company's customers and suppliers through it's procurement, accounts payable and supplier management solutions. It also offers it's customers a number of services, some of which are included as part of their annual subscription fee and others, such as implementation services among others. The services offered are Implementation Services, Customer Support and Spend Classification Services. As at the end of the year, the Company served 534 customers. The Company's competitors include software application vendors such as SAP AG, Oracle, IBM and Infor, Zycus among others. As of date the Company have 31 issued U.S. patents and 14 pending U.S. patent applications.