Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Multienterprise Solutions, 2014

Published: 29 July 2014

ID: G00259987

Analyst(s): Andrew White , Benoit Lheureux , Deborah Wilson


The rise of digital business and the Nexus of Forces is driving innovation in multienterprise process enablement, document and data exchange. IT, supply chain and procurement leaders can use this Hype Cycle to assess the maturity and benefit level of the broadening set of solutions.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Ubiquitous Independent Logistics Grid
    • Community Management
    • All-in-One Supply Collaboration Platforms
    • CSB-Enabled Multienterprise Processes
    • Multienterprise MDM
    • Multienterprise Grid Functionality
    • Supply-Chain-Enabled PLM
    • API Marketplaces
  • At the Peak
    • Portal PaaS
    • Intelligent Business Process Management Suite
    • Application Services Governance
    • MFT PaaS
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • E-Invoicing
    • Procure-to-Pay for Indirect Spending
    • Supply Base Management
    • Multienterprise Business Process Platform
    • Business Process Networks
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • Global Logistics Visibility
    • Multiple-Work-Stream P2P Solutions
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Product Safety and Compliance
    • Supply Chain Information Hub
    • Integration Brokerage
    • Procurement Networks
    • Supplier Portals
    • Information Exchanges
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Services E-Procurement: Vendor Management Systems
    • B2B Gateway Software
    • Single-Work-Stream P2P Solutions
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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