JAGGAER Unveils Chronos – the Next Generation of Enterprise Reagent Manager (ERM)

The most powerful and complete tool for acquiring and 
managing research materials is now the easiest to use.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – December 15, 2016 – JAGGAER, a leading provider of spend management solutions, today announced a re-launch of its industry-leading Enterprise Reagent Manager – ERM Chronos. With Chronos, JAGGAER delivers usability enhancements targeted directly at researchers, who represent by far the largest user base for ERM. These new features mean the most functionally rich and complete tool for acquiring and managing research materials is now also the most user-friendly.

“ERM has always delivered a fully integrated solution proven to provide a positive ROI from reagent management. We listened to our users and married their input with industry analysis to produce the most natural and intuitive interface available,” explained Tom Russell, General Manager, JAGGAER Enterprise Solutions. “These enhancements are based directly on customer feedback, and they solidify ERM’s position as the best product for sourcing and managing chemical inventories.”

Research universities typically turnover most of their user population every three years, which necessitates the need for an easy-to-use interface that can be adopted quickly by new users. ERM Chronos is easy to learn, fully HTML 5-based, and works seamlessly on tablets as well as workstations.

In addition to the new user interface, ERM Chronos introduces “Held Carts,” an easier way for end-users to purchase materials and for purchasing teams to review and approve those purchases.

  • In situations where end-users do not have access to their institution’s purchasing system, ERM Chronos allows end users to shop for the research materials they need and save their cart to be processed through the purchasing department.
  • This “Held Cart” functionality also allows designated reviewers and approvers to edit orders to manage access to hazardous and controlled materials, select preferred vendors and ensure compliance with internal processes before the order goes to the purchasing system. Resolving these issues up front eliminates re-work and associated delays.

“ERM provides a proven solution to search and manage chemical inventories and purchasing tasks in a research environment,” said Jason Busch, Founder of Spend Matters & Azul Partners. “Its federated search can enable researchers to source and manage reagents and products they need more effectively, saving time and cost and driving compliance. Every chemical lab across the country should look at solutions such as ERM to simplify operations and compliance to maximize the focus on the mission — scientific advancement.”

Some of the largest commercial, manufacturing and life sciences companies in the world trust JAGGAER with billions of dollars of annual spend. Additionally, JAGGAER is the leading procure-to-pay provider in the higher education and government sectors. JAGGAER eprocurement and strategic sourcing customers across the globe have gained access to the best suppliers, with the best terms, on our scalable, customizable, user-friendly platform. Our SaaS-based, source-to-settle solution provides unparalleled visibility, insights and recommendations to procurement leaders and suppliers. The result is a fluid supply chain driven by powerful spend analysis, comprehensive contract management and efficient accounts payable solutions.

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