Patheon Signs Agreement with Zycus for Strategic Sourcing System

Oct. 6, 2009
Patheon Inc., a global provider of drug development and manufacturing services to the international pharmaceutical industry, and Zycus, a provider of spend management software, recently announced they have signed an agreement for Patheon to deploy Zycus

"The Zycus iSourceTM solution is easy to use and offers many useful capabilities such as drag-and-drop creation of RFx, electronic auction capabilities and interactive graphical bid analysis," said Jonathan Arnold, VP global supply chain at Patheon. "The entire collaborative Zycus iSource platform is exactly what we were looking for to maximize the savings results from our global procurement initiatives."

Zycus iSource will replace Patheons traditional tendering processes.

"Zycus is proud to continue delivering software that helps to simplify complex, lengthy business processes with easy-to-use solutions, thus enabling Patheon to maximize their annual savings" said Anurag Dixit, VP global marketing at Zycus.

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