Earlier this week SciQuest, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Edmonton’s Upside Software for $22 million.
Upside’s award winning product suite offers a fully automated contract lifecycle management solution, which includes collaborative contract creation and negotiation technology.
It also includes performance, compliance and deliverables management as well as on-going event monitoring and management. The entire suite is overlaid with extensive security and business intelligence features.
“We are excited to build on our strategy to provide a comprehensive source-to-settle solution suite with the addition of Upside’s industry-leading technology platform,” said Stephen Wiehe, president and CEO of SciQuest. “This acquisition deepens our offerings in contract lifecycle management, which is an important aspect of a complete source-to-settle solution. With over one hundred customers that include many marquee companies, Upside is recognized as a CLM leader by industry analysts. For example, Upside cites a Forrester Research report stating that their solution is ‘the leading option for large companies with complex requirements.’