Putting the Supplier at the Heart of Procurement Thinking
In this Spend Matters Perspectives briefing, we will consider Supplier Management, and suggest that the time may have come for procurement executives and organisations to put it at the heart of their strategy. Might it even take over from...
The Supplier Information & Performance Dossier
With the procurement world talking about the news over supplier failures, supplier innovation, supplier relationship management, conflict minerals rule etc., it's hard to ignore the fact that suppliers are an organization’s partner in success or failure.
A Fortune 500 Energy Company adds Zycus' Supplier Performance Management for a sustainable supplier relationship
Read the case study to understand how Zycus' Supplier Management Solution helped a Fortune 500 Energy Company combat the lack of a centralized repository system for all the supplier data and the inability to gather information directly from suppliers. The automation also facilitated a process for internal users to deliver subjective inputs as to how well the supplier relationship was working...
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Critical Competitive Advantage through New Generation Contract Life Cycle Management, June 2014
Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals Forrester Research, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
As the Chief Executive Officer, Aatish defines the road map for all technology and innovation at Zycus. With a vision to leverage technology to solve business problems Aatish started Zycus in 1998. Under his dynamic leadership Zycus has created a global footprint as a leading provider of Procurement Performance Solution with successful deployments in over 200 organizations across 20 countries.
Prior to Zycus, Aatish worked with Intel Corporation in the United States and was part of the core design team for the Pentium-II processor. At Intel, Aatish also introduced Internet and Intranet technologies within the Pentium-II group for improving group work and knowledge management.
Aatish has a Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India and a Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, U.S.
Senior Vice President - Sales
As Senior Vice President of Sales, Carl McCauley leads the North American sales & solutions consulting team. He is responsible for the strategy & direction of the sales operations across the company’s product suite with an aim to be the largest non-ERP procurement performance solutions provider in the world.
Carl brings over 20 years of technology sales and management experience at Zycus. Carl joins us from AFS technologies, where he led the sales and marketing team as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Supply Chain Management Division. Prior to this, he led the high sales growth of MetricStream into one of the leading GRC and Supplier Quality vendors.
Earlier, Carl was also the Chief Operating Officer of Visiprise, which acquired the manufacturing software group from Teradyne in January 2003. At Teradyne, he was the Vice-President of Software Operations where he had P&L responsibility for developing and delivering manufacturing execution software to Fortune 500 manufacturers. Prior to joining Teradyne in 2000, Carl was President and CEO of BrightPost Solutions, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Software Development at Fischer International Systems Corp, and Vice President of Software Applications at IVI Checkmate (formerly Checkmate Electronics).
Vice President - Corporate Development
As Vice President – Corporate Development, Richard leads strategic initiatives in the areas of new product introduction, market development, thought leadership, analyst relations, and strategic partner development programs.
Richard has an extensive background in B2B E-Commerce, going back to his early career at GE, where he helped launch GE'S Trading Process Network (TPN), the first on-line Marketplace for Sourcing and Procurement in the mid 1990's. He was Co-founder of B2eMarkets, one of the first SaaS (Software as a Service) Sourcing Suite providers and later covered the Supply Management market as an Industry Analyst for the Aberdeen Group.
Prior to joining Zycus, he helped bring to market new innovations in P2P (Procure-to-Pay), helping global clients achieve world-class P2P system adoption and performance.
Richard has a BA from Wake Forest University and is a graduate of GE’s Financial Management Program (FMP) executive training.
Vice President - Global Operations
As Vice President - Global Operations, Chiranjib Guha is responsible to manage the complete life cycle of Zycus' customers in Operations, which spans across different functions of Customer Success Management, Product Service Operations, Business Process Automation and SAAS Infrastructure Hosting & Support.
Over the last 10 years at Zycus, Chiranjib has successfully led the development of Zycus' flagship product and transitioned Zycus' solution deployment model from BTF into a robust and secure SAAS model for the entire Solution Suite. He brings in his customer success experience in leading the Customer Success Organization through continuous value realization and with his technical experience is responsible in delivering Zycus' products and services through operational excellence.
Prior to joining Zycus, Chiranjib was leading technical product development and implementation of HRMS, Payroll & Taxation products for various State Government entities in India and China. Chiranjib has a Masters' Degree in Computer Applications and a Bachelors' Degree in Accounting & Finance.
Assistant Vice President - Marketing
As AVP of Marketing Diptarup Chakraborti heads all external and internal marketing functions for Zycus. Diptarup plays an integral role in building the Zycus brand, driving demand generation activities and providing support for sales enablement.
He has over 14 years experience in IT marketing and as an analyst where he has worked on marketing assignments across the globe, with special focus on North America and APAC regions.
Diptarup is a graduate in Computer Sciences from Fergusson College and an MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
Assistant Vice President - Product Development
As AVP - Product Development, Bijal is responsible for Spend Analysis, Strategic Sourcing and Contract Management suite of applications. Bijal has over 15 years of experience in developing Enterprise class Software products and frameworks. He brings in years of experience of leading development of Cloud based SaaS products, and transitioning from Behind the Firewall (BTF) deployment model, to SaaS architectures.
Before Zycus, Bijal has worked for 3 years with Oracle, building working with CRM products and for over 11 years with Saba in developing Learning and Talent Management product lines. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science, from State University of New York, Binghamton and a Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University.
Assistant Vice President - Product Development
As AVP - Product Development, Shekhar is responsible for Downstream products (Procure-to-Pay, eInvoice), Supplier network and, Supplier management applications of Zycus Product suite. Shekhar is also looking after analytics, common components and other strategic initiatives in product development. Shekhar has over 25 years of experience in product/solution architecture and design, development, integration, management and delivery. He brings in years of leadership experience in setting up and managing Strategic Business Units, providing technical, business and thought leadership to drive new initiatives.
Before Zycus, Shekhar has worked for multiple product & project development companies in e-commerce, Homeland Security, process control and Defense domains including multiple startup initiatives - Selectica being one of them.
Shekhar holds Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
Vice President - Finance
A certified Chartered Accountant (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Girish also holds a Bachelor degree in Law and Commerce from the Mumbai University. He is also a qualified Company Secretary (CS) from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Associate Vice President - HR
Amit holds an MBA degree with high honors from Bharti Vidyapeeth's IMED under the aegis of Pune University.