Spiceworks Automates RFQs

Austin-based Spiceworks, the developer of IT management software and an associated, social network, said this week that it has rolled out a new, Request for Quote (RFQ) feature for its network. The firm said the new feature will help its users request vendor quotes on technology goods and services, and also enable ordering directly from the software. The company said the new feature will allow vendors to reach its 1.5 million users, and will help users automate the cumbersome technology purchase process. Spiceworks is headed by Scott Abel.