Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Procurement Applications, 2009

Published: 28 July 2009

ID: G00169878

Analyst(s): Cathy Tornbohm , Andrew White , John Van Decker , Deborah Wilson , Paolo Malinverno , Pete Basiliere , Ben Pring, Benoit Lheureux


Procurement spans a rich and diverse range of activities. The variety of tools available to enable procurement activities is expanding and maturing at a heightened rate this year, due to the widespread need to cut costs.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Supply Base Management
    • Procurement BPO
    • E-Invoicing
    • Services E-Procurement
    • Multienterprise Business Process Platform
    • Purchased Part Master Data Management
    • Supplier Master Data Management
    • Tactical Sourcing Applications
  • At the Peak
    • Business Process Networks
    • Procure-to-Pay Solutions
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Web-to-Print Applications
    • Extended Purchasing Suites
    • Contingent Workforce Management
    • Sourcing Optimization
    • Enterprise Contract Management
    • Spending Analysis
    • Online Supplier Directories
    • Strategic Sourcing Suites
    • Supplier Portals
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Global Data Synchronization
    • Procurement Network
    • Secure Web Stores
    • SaaS Procurement Applications
  • Entering the Plateau
    • E-Procurement
    • Travel Expense Management
    • Strategic Sourcing Applications
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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