AMD Adopts Zycus to Reach Procurement Goals

AMD reports 100% adop­ti­on with source-to-pay pro­cu­re­ment per­for­mance solu­ti­on.

PRINCETON, NJ - JANUARY 14, 2014Zycus, a lea­der in source-to-pay pro­cu­re­ment solu­ti­ons, announ­ced today that inter­na­tio­nal tech­no­lo­gy com­pa­ny AMD (NYSE: AMD) has com­ple­ted a tran­si­ti­on to the Zycus Sui­te of Pro­cu­re­ment Per­for­mance Solu­ti­ons and is achie­ving nota­b­ly high adop­ti­on rates with Sup­plier Per­for­mance Manage­ment, eSour­cing and Advan­ced Spend Ana­ly­tics imple­men­ta­ti­ons.

AMD began its upgrade to the inte­gra­ted Zycus sui­te in 2011, repla­cing a stan­da­lo­ne solu­ti­on for eSour­cing (Ari­ba) and lega­cy home­grown sys­tems for both spend ana­ly­sis and sup­plier per­for­mance manage­ment.

AMD pro­cu­re­ment exe­cu­ti­ves say Zycus’ agi­li­ty and atten­tiveness have been key com­pon­ents in the suc­cess­ful glo­bal roll­out of the new solu­ti­ons. Karen Mar­tin, AMD’s Lead Source Mana­ger and iSour­ce lead, notes that “Zycus brings exten­si­ve expe­ri­ence, sup­port and respon­si­veness to the table.” That sup­port, along­si­de Zycus’ core ease of use, auto­ma­ti­on and pro­cess effi­ci­en­cy princi­ples, has led to con­sis­tent and strong solu­ti­on adop­ti­on.

Adop­ti­on of Zycus’ iPer­form for sup­plier per­for­mance manage­ment has reached 100% across the Glo­bal Sup­ply Manage­ment team, accord­ing to Kathe­ri­ne Ber­bel, AMD’s Lead Source Mana­ger and iPer­form lead, “100% adop­ti­on of the iPer­form sys­tem gives us a tru­ly glo­bal view of sup­plier per­for­mance and solid records reten­ti­on. We are also achie­ving grea­ter col­la­bo­ra­ti­on and pro­cess effi­ci­en­cy with sup­pliers sin­ce feed­back is now auto­ma­ted and online through a sup­plier por­tal.”

Direc­tor of Pro­cu­re­ment Gar­ry Chris­tie adds that Zycus iAna­ly­ze for advan­ced spend ana­ly­tics has been a huge value-add for his sourcing team. “The solution’s intui­ti­ve user inter­face has been essen­ti­al to enab­ling our glo­bal team to con­ti­nuous­ly impro­ve their ana­ly­tics and repor­ting com­pe­ten­ci­es and has signi­fi­cant­ly increa­sed our effi­ci­en­cy in mee­ting requi­re­ments to under­stand spen­ding.”

In rela­ted news, AMD’s Alex Brown, Cor­po­ra­te Vice Pre­si­dent Glo­bal Sup­ply Chain Manage­ment was hono­red recent­ly at the first annu­al Zycus Pro­cu­re­ment Excel­lence awards for demons­tra­ting inspi­ra­tio­nal lea­dership and excel­lence in adop­ting best prac­tices and imple­men­ting pro­cu­re­ment stra­te­gies.

About AMD (Advan­ced Micro Devices)

AMD (NYSE: AMD) designs and inte­gra­tes tech­no­lo­gy that powers mil­li­ons of intel­li­gent devices, inclu­ding per­so­nal com­pu­ters, tablets, game con­so­les and cloud ser­vers that defi­ne the new era of sur­round com­pu­ting. AMD solu­ti­ons enab­le peop­le ever­y­whe­re to rea­li­ze the full poten­ti­al of their favo­ri­te devices and app­li­ca­ti­ons to push the bounda­ries of what is pos­si­ble. For more infor­ma­ti­on, visit www.amd.com

About Zycus

Zycus is dedi­ca­ted to posi­tio­ning pro­cu­re­ment at the heart of busi­ness per­for­mance. With its spi­rit of inno­va­ti­on and a pas­si­on to help pro­cu­re­ment crea­te even grea­ter busi­ness advan­ta­ges, Zycus has evol­ved its port­fo­lio to a com­ple­te Source-to-Pay sui­te of pro­cu­re­ment per­for­mance solu­ti­ons which inclu­des — Spend Ana­ly­sis, eSour­cing, Con­tract Manage­ment, Sup­plier Manage­ment, Finan­ci­al Savings Manage­ment and Pro­cu­re-to-Pay. With more than 200 solu­ti­on deploy­ments among Glo­bal 1000 cli­ents, Zycus sear­ches the world con­ti­nu­al­ly for pro­cu­re­ment prac­tices pro­ven to dri­ve com­pe­ti­ti­ve busi­ness per­for­mance.

To learn more about the Zycus, address e-mail to information@zycus.com or visit www.zycus.com