Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Procurement, 2013

Published: 31 July 2013

ID: G00248030

Analyst(s): Magnus Bergfors, Deborah Wilson


Procurement and IT leaders can use this Hype Cycle to understand the maturity, benefit ratings and viability of the various technologies available to help procurement and sourcing use organizations' money wisely.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • All-in-One Supply Collaboration Platforms
    • Multienterprise Grid
    • Data Science
    • Service Procurement Solutions
    • Social Procurement Tools
  • At the Peak
    • Procurement Savings Management Solutions
    • Source-to-Pay BPO
    • MDM of Purchased Part Solutions
    • Mobile Procurement Applications
    • Sustainable Sourcing and Procurement
    • Indirect-Procurement BPO
    • Procure-to-Pay for Indirect Spending
    • Third-Party Risk Management
    • E-Invoicing
    • Services E-Procurement: Outsourced Services Personnel Tracking
    • MDM of Supplier Data Solutions
    • Supply Base Management
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Source-to-Settle Solutions
    • Multiple-Workstream Solutions
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • Supplier Information Management
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Contract Life Cycle Management
    • Sourcing Optimization
    • Supplier Portals
    • Procurement Networks
    • Services E-Procurement: Vendor Management Systems
    • Information Exchanges and Global Data Synchronization
    • Parts and Materials Search and Selection
    • Strategic-Sourcing Suites
  • Entering the Plateau
    • E-Signatures
    • Procurement E-Catalog Management Solutions
    • Spend Analysis
    • Single Workstream Solutions
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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