Chief Procurement Officer, Emirates NBD
We of course had another service provider which was Ariba and our contract was coming to an end. We needed an additional service provider who would give us probably more flexibility, more functionalities into the strategic sourcing and at the same time we were looking at a more economical solution. That’s where it started. They (Zycus) were flexible with us. They saw our strategy. They understood the relationship. The ease of use, the user friendliness of the product allows me to give it to everybody in the organization.
Mary Kachinsky (2014)
Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing, Cubist Pharmaceuticals
So we decided to go with Zycus for two reasons – one the fact that it was easy to implement and the resources behindZycus as far as from support or helpdesk is extraordinary. They were able to help us customize, to be able to look atthe tool the way we wanted to use it and, work with us to develop it so that it was not just user friendly but applicableto the business that we had at Cubist. And the other was the cost factor. It was very competitively priced.
Senior Technology Specialist, Con Edison
I think the biggest observation that I have taken away so far in terms of working with Zycus, has been the collaboration. It has really been refreshing to see a supplier come in and really want to work with their customer to develop a solution. With other companies that I worked with, I have seen, right away the supplier or the consultant or whatever just comes in and makes a recommendation without really understanding the position of the client. It is really true that the team has listened to us before making recommendations. I get the sense that they really do understand supply chain and procurement and the mechanics of these organizations and I think they really leverage experience with other clients that they either work with currently or in the past and apply those as recommendations in developing our solutions.
Vice President-Global Sourcing and Procurement, McGraw Hill Education
We did an FRP and we ended up choosing Zycus as our partner. We liked it for the user interface. The team that came out there, we enjoyed the conversation. They made us feel like they are going to become good partners with us. So we were really excited about signing the deal. I like that they are forward thinking. Their tools are very user friendly, anybody can kind of pick it up, look at it and say if my 5 year old son can do it then anybody in my company can do it.
Deputy General Manager - Procurement, Armstrong World Industries
Thank you very much. I think this is more like Zycus awarding themselves. They did a great job and the implementation went very well. I think its kind of historic in the time I have been here. Within eight weeks we could implement four modules, that was really great. I would also appreciate my Armstrong team and my project team to spear head this. It is a great experience. Winner of ‘Rising Procurement Hero’ Award at Zycus' Procurement Excellence Awards, Horizon 2014.
Mr. Mohammed Saeed
Divisional Senior Vice President, The Emirates Group
I would like to thank Zycus for arranging this wonderful conference and the panel of professionals who chose Mr. Saaed for the award. He always says he can only be as good (or bad) as the team who supports him, so this award is for everyone in procurement who make Mr. Saaed look good every day. Winner of ‘High Performing Procurement Leader’ Award at Zycus' Procurement Excellence Awards, Horizon 2014.