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Critical Capabilities for Best-of-Breed E-Procurement Vendors

by Debbie Wilson  |  June 24, 2009  |  3 Comments

I am really pleased to be able to announce the availability of the first ever Gartner rating  of the e-procurement market.  Critical Capabilities for Best of Breed E-Procurement Vendors assesses the capabilities and prospects of fourteen vendors including Ariba, Basware, Birchstreet Systems, Coupa, Elcom, ePlus, Ketera, Perfect Commerce, Periscope, PurchasingNet, Proactis, Puridiom, SciQuest, and Verian.  These vendors were rated 199 features, grouped into eleven ‘critical capabilities.’  Ratings are provided against four use cases:  the shared service, the public sector implementation, the unified purchasing /e-procurement solution, and the ERP extension. 

Speaking of ERPs, a second installment to this project is on its way.  The next report will evaluate ERP vendor e-procurement offerings against the same criteria.  

Category: cost-cutting  e-procurement  

Deborah R Wilson
Research Vice President
8 years at Gartner
15 years IT industry

Deborah Wilson, a Gartner research vice president, covers procurement strategies and applications. Her areas of interest include procure-to-pay, e-marketplaces, e-sourcing, spend analysis, services procurement and supply risk assessment. Read Full Bio


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  1. Karen Price says:

    Enporion is an e-Procurement and e-Sourcing SaaS solutions provider, and the company was not invited or included in the report. Enporion customers represent over $100B in annual revenues, over $10B in annual spend.

  2. Debbie Wilson says:

    Thanks for the posting Karen. Just to set the record straight, Enporion was invited, but did meet the inclusion criteria of a minumum of 25 e-procurement customers. You ackowledged the email notifying you of this on April 14 – check your records.

  3. Karen Price says:

    Debbie,
    Thanks for clearing that up; we were invited apparently. That’s right. Sorry for the confusion and mistatement.



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