The SciQuest Cloud Report provides monthly product updates for SciQuest SaaS products, including information related to major and maintenance releases, scheduled system outages, invitations to webinars, and more. Click here to view prior emails.

SciQuest: Cloud Report
In This Report:
July 1, 2015
 

Welcome to the Cloud Report, which provides product updates for SciQuest SaaS products. For any questions about 15.1 or 15.2 release updates, please refer to the Product Release Library, Maintenance Release Notes or contact SciQuest Customer Support.

SciQuest Customer Support

Accounts Payable & Shopping

The SciQuest Supplier Master report has been updated for the month and is ready for review within the Admin tab (Site Administration – Dashboard – Admin Dashboard – Search Now – SciQuest Supplier Master List (located under the ‘Additional Resources’ section).  The SciQuest Supplier Master report is a great tool when looking for new suppliers to enable or for additional supplier capabilities to tap into.  If interested in moving ahead with a supplier enablement, please submit a Supplier Enablement request or contact your Client Partner.

Advanced Sourcing Optimizer
Key Dates:

ASO production will be unavailable on Saturday, July 18 beginning at 6:00 a.m. EDT for the 15.2 Promotion.

The production maintenance release schedule can be found below. No application downtime is anticipated.

  • Thursday, July 23, beginning at 10:00 a.m. EDT
  • Thursday, July 30, beginning at 10:00 a.m. EDT
 
Contract Director (Relevant to SaaS 15.1 only)

Key Dates:

For the regular maintenance release, the production environment will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. through 1:00 a.m. EDT on:

  • Monday, July 6 (Note: Date changed to Monday because of July 4th Holiday)
  • Thursday, July 16
  • Thursday, July 30
 

The test environment will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. through 1:00 a.m. EDT on:

  • Thursday, July 9
  • Thursday, July 23
 

NOTE: During maintenance releases in both production and test environments, we recommend that users do not login to the application.

Contract Director (Relevant to SaaS 13.2 only)

Key Dates:

For the regular maintenance release, the production environment will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. through 11:00 p.m. EDT on:

  • Thursday, July 2
  • Thursday, July 16
  • Thursday, July 30
 

The test environment will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. through 11:00 p.m. EDT on:

     
  • Thursday, July 9
  • Thursday, July 23
 
Enterprise Reagent Manager - Hosted

Key Dates:

Infrastructure maintenance is scheduled for Saturday, July 18, from 8:00 p.m. through 12:00 a.m. EDT. ERM production and UIT will be unavailable during this time.

SelectSite
Key Dates:

SelectSite Production will be offline from  Friday, July 17 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to Sunday, July 19 at 12:00 p.m. EDT for 15.2 Promotion.

The production maintenance release schedule can be found below. No application downtime is anticipated.

  • Thursday, July 23, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT
  • Thursday, July 30, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT

About Taxonomy Synchronization with Latest UNSPSC Version:

As of July 2014, SciQuest is using UNSPSC (UNDP) v16.0901 as reference version for its Taxonomy. A newer version of UNSPSC, v17.1001, has since become available. We evaluated it and have decided not to synchronize our Taxonomy with this version as part of our 15.2 Release due in July 2015.

We like to strike a balance between the need to have as current UNSPSC codes as possible and the substantial effort involved – for customers, suppliers and SciQuest – in such synchronization process. The newer version has:

     
  • 18,000 new codes. 97% are for products that are of little relevance and so will have practically no impact
  • 4,300 edits. These typically are typo corrections, additions of definitions, and have no impact at all
  • 30 deletes / 610 moves. Deletes are less than 0.1% codes. Moves have no impact.
 

Overall, synchronizing with the newer version will involve lot of effort with very little advantage and continuing with current version will not lead to any loss of functionality. Therefore, we are not synchronizing with this version.

We will most likely synchronize with subsequent UNSPSC version as part of 16.1 Release, due in March 2016. Should there be an opportunity to undertake such process earlier, as part of 15.3 Release in November 2015, we will inform you as soon as possible and as usual, we will ensure that adequate time/communication is provided to customers as well as suppliers.

Should you have any questions about this topic or need any additional details, please do not hesitate to reach out to your SciQuest Client Partner.

SIMS Products
Key Dates:

Legacy production environment update:

  • Thursday, July 2, beginning at 6:00 a.m. EDT
  • Tuesday, July 7, beginning at 6:00 a.m. EDT
  • Thursday, July 9, beginning at 6:00 a.m. EDT
  • Tuesday, July 14, beginning at 6:00 a.m. EDT
  • Thursday, July 16, beginning at 6:00 a.m. EDT
  • Tuesday, July 21, beginning at 6:00 a.m. EDT
  • Thursday, July 23, beginning at 6:00 a.m. EDT
  • Tuesday, July 28, beginning at 6:00 a.m. EDT
  • Thursday, July 30, beginning at 6:00 a.m. EDT
 

SaaS production environment update:

  • Tuesday, July 7, beginning at 10:00 p.m. EDT
  • Monday, July 20, beginning at 10:00 p.m. EDT
 

SaaS UIT environment update:

  • Wednesday, July 8, beginning at 10:00 p.m. EDT
  • Tuesday, July 14, beginning at 10:00 p.m. EDT
  • Tuesday, July 21, beginning at 10:00 p.m. EDT
  • Tuesday, July 28, beginning at 10:00 p.m. EDT
 
Spend Radar

The production maintenance release schedule can be found below. No application downtime is anticipated.

  • Thursday, July 2, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT
  • Thursday, July 16, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EDT
 

Infrastructure maintenance is scheduled for Saturday, July 18, from 8:00 p.m. through 12:00 a.m. EDT. Spend Radar will be unavailable during this time.

Copyright © 2014 SciQuest | Legal | Privacy