MORRISVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SciQuest, a leading provider of spend management solutions delivering value beyond savings, today released the latest version of Enterprise Reagent Manager (ERM), the only chemical inventory management software that gives researchers and scientists full and efficient control over research inventory from sourcing and purchase through tracking and disposal.
Used by eight out of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies, ERM’s newest version includes the industry’s first triple federated search engine, complete with real-time material availability check from suppliers, which allows search across all internal and external sources simultaneously. Through this robust capability, users can now search chemicals by supplier, chemical structure or text description to better meet their research needs.
With near instant startup, ERM 9 is up to 90 percent faster than previous versions. The dynamic and responsive user interface contains one-click tiles for quick navigation to important tasks and status icons that remain with use and display user actions, like items adding to a shopping cart or requesting a container for use from inventory. With the most modern UI that SciQuest has ever developed, ERM is adapted for the tablets and workstations most widely used in today’s research environments.
“We like the new look and feel of ERM 9,” said Bruce Cherrin, Chief Procurement Officer at the University of New Mexico. “We look forward to deploying it to drive higher adoption among users campus-wide and streamline our procurement processes.”
In addition to the federated search, the ERM 9 upgrade includes the following features:
- Real-time material availability check from suppliers: Researchers save critical time with an automatic status check feature, which provides immediate confirmation if a chosen material is available
- Web service integration: External inventories and catalogs can now be incorporated into ERM’s search function, making ERM the only software to provide up to 10 searchable channels
- To Do List: Researchers can checkout and manage items from labs or self-service areas, and conduct a transfer of ownership and update usage without a scanner
- Held Cart: Allows administrators to control purchases of high cost and/or hazardous materials from non-authorized personnel
“Since ERM closely integrates with procurement, pharmaceutical manufacturers can control complex inventories with reduced general spend and disposal costs, optimized inventory use, and increased regulatory compliance while managing the risks associated with hazardous materials,” said Stephen Wiehe, president and CEO of SciQuest. “With the first and only triple federated search, ERM is so powerful that it even allows the user to start taking action or look up specific information on displayed results, while continuing to receive results for more applicable chemicals or building block compounds.”
SciQuest is a leading provider of spend management solutions delivering value beyond savings. Through the continued release of key innovative technology and a fanatical drive toward making our customers successful, we deliver exceptional value in user experience, productivity and operational efficiency. Our cloud-based, mobile-enabled, source-to-settle platform addresses all stages of procurement from the automation of core processes to enabling sophisticated, strategic and multifaceted sourcing solutions. We specialize in handling simple procurement needs to the most advanced supplier and supply chain requirements. SciQuest serves a wide range of industries and organizations including many of the Global Fortune 500. For more information visit http://www.sciquest.com.