Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Procurement and Sourcing Solutions, 2014

Published: 29 July 2014

ID: G00259978

Analyst(s): Magnus Bergfors, Deborah Wilson


Procurement, IT and supply chain leaders can use this Hype Cycle to understand the maturity, benefit ratings and viability of the various solutions 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 Functionality
    • Commodity Trading and Risk Management
  • At the Peak
    • Data Quality for Purchased Parts
    • Data Science
    • Dynamic Discounting
    • Procurement Savings Management Solutions
    • SOW Services Procurement Solutions
    • Source-to-Pay BPO
    • Mobile Procurement Applications
    • Sustainable Sourcing and Procurement
    • Third-Party Risk Management
    • MDM of Purchased Part Solutions
    • Social Procurement Tools
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Application PaaS (aPaaS)
    • Multidomain MDM Solutions
    • E-Invoicing
    • Procure-to-Pay for Indirect Spending
    • Supply Base Management
    • MDM of Supplier Data Solutions
    • Source-to-Settle Solutions
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • Multiple-Work-Stream P2P Solutions
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Enterprise Legal Management
    • Indirect Procurement BPO
    • Enterprise Contract Life Cycle Management
    • Sourcing Optimization
    • Procurement Networks
    • Supplier Portals
    • Parts and Materials Search and Selection
    • Information Exchanges
  • Entering the Plateau
    • E-Signatures
    • Services E-Procurement: Vendor Management Systems
    • Strategic-Sourcing Suites
    • Single-Work-Stream P2P Solutions
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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