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HOSTED AND PUNCH-OUT CATALOGS
Hosted Catalogs
Punch-out Catalogs
Pros
Cons:
• Provides “one-stop shop” for shoppers
• Products not searchable within SciQuest UI
• Supplier “Preferred Positioning”
• No Supplier “Preferred Positioning”
• Category Management
• No Category Management
• Product comparisons among suppliers
• No product comparisons among suppliers
• Approval process for pricing
• No control/approval process for pricing
• Consistent search experience for shoppers
Cons:
• Supplier responsible for delivering new
product information to SciQuest
• Content and pricing are static
• Different experience for each vendor’s site
Pros:
• New products listed sooner
• Content and pricing are real-time
• Special website features available
• S&H charges not accounted for
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HOSTED AND PUNCH-OUT CATALOGS
Hosted Catalogs
Punch-out Catalogs
Pros
Cons:
• Provides “one-stop shop” for shoppers
• Products not searchable within SciQuest UI
• Supplier “Preferred Positioning”
• No Supplier “Preferred Positioning”
• Category Management
• No Category Management
• Product comparisons among suppliers
• No product comparisons among suppliers
• Approval process for pricing
• No control/approval process for pricing
• Consistent search experience for shoppers
Cons:
• Supplier responsible for delivering new
product information to SciQuest
• Content and pricing are static
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• Different
experience for each vendor’s site
allows for
Pros:
retrieval of
dynamic
• Content
and pricing are real-time
pricing!
• New products listed sooner
• Special website features available
• S&H charges not accounted for
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HOSTED AND PUNCH-OUT CATALOGS
Hosted Catalogs
Punch-out Catalogs
Pros
Cons:
• Provides “one-stop shop” for shoppers
• Products not searchable within SciQuest UI
• Supplier “Preferred Positioning”
• No Supplier “Preferred Positioning”
• Category Management
• No Category Management
• Product comparisons
among suppliers
Level-II
• No product comparisons among suppliers
• Approval processPunch-out
for pricing
• No control/approval process for pricing
bridges these
gaps!
• Consistent search experience for shoppers
Cons:
• Supplier responsible for delivering new
product information to SciQuest
• Content and pricing are static
• Different experience for each vendor’s site
Pros:
• New products listed sooner
• Content and pricing are real-time
• Special website features available
• S&H charges not accounted for
3

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