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Hype Cycle for Procurement Applications, 2009

by Debbie Wilson  |  August 11, 2009  |  1 Comment

Procurement spans a rich and diverse range of activities.  The variety of tools available to enable procurement activities and expanding and maturing at a heightened rate this year, due to the widespread need to cut costs.  This signature Gartner document type profiles 26 different procurement technologies, detailing for each the current maturity level, the benefit rating, the current traction, and the expected time to maturity.   A subscription or purchase is required for access. 

Profiled technology elements include:

·         Business Process Networks

·         Contingent Workforce Management

·         E-Invoicing

·         Enterprise Contract Management

·         E-Procurement

·         Extended Purchasing Suites

·         Global Data Synchronization

·         Multienterprise Business Process Platform

·         Online Supplier Directories

·         Procurement BPO

·         Procurement Network

·         Procure-to-Pay Solutions

·         Purchased Part Master Data Management

·         SaaS Procurement Applications

·         Secure Web Stores

·         Services E-Procurement

·         Sourcing Optimization

·         Spending Analysis

·         Strategic Sourcing Applications

·         Strategic Sourcing Suites

·         Supplier Master Data Management

·         Supplier Portals

·         Supply Base Management

·         Tactical Sourcing Applications

·         Travel Expense Management

·         Web-to-Print Applications

Category: contract-management  e-procurement  master-data-management  multienterprise-business-process-platform  procurement-market-research  research-library-subscriptionpurchase-required  reverse-auctions  software-as-a-service  spend-analysis  strategic-sourcing  supplier-e-invoicing  supplier-information-management  supplier-performance-management  tactical-sourcing  the-business-of-software  transaction-enablement  

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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