Gartner Research

The Top Four Impacts of Cloud Computing on Procurement Applications

Published: 13 November 2013

ID: G00258148

Analyst(s): Deborah Wilson , Magnus Bergfors


SaaS has become the dominant delivery mode for procurement technology, and vendors that offer aPaaS capabilities are emerging. Procurement and IT leaders should evaluate the impact of the cloud on procurement technology, and they should review contracts for cloud-related terms and conditions.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Approximately 90% of new procurement business applications deals involve SaaS, which restricts the options of organizations that want on-premises solutions
  • SaaS provides access to innovation without long upgrade projects, giving SaaS adopters early access to new functionality
  • SaaS enables multienterprise grid functionality, which lowers business costs for buyers and sellers
  • Credible procurement technology aPaaS offerings are emerging, enabling the customization and extension of procurement solutions for organizations that need more than COTS solutions

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