Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Procurement and Sourcing Solutions, 2015

Published: 03 August 2015

ID: G00277194

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
    • Project P2P Solutions
    • Freelance Management Systems
    • Supply Event Monitoring
    • Multienterprise Grid Functionality
    • All-in-One Supply Collaboration Platforms
    • Commodity Trading and Risk Management
  • At the Peak
    • Procurement Savings Management Solutions
    • SOW Services P2P Solutions
    • Source-to-Pay BPO
    • Mobile Procurement Applications
    • Data Quality for Purchased Parts
    • Sustainable Sourcing and Procurement
    • Dynamic Discounting
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Multidomain MDM Solutions
    • MDM of Purchased Part Solutions
    • Social Procurement Tools
    • E-Invoicing
    • IT Vendor Risk Management
    • MDM of Supplier Data Solutions
    • Procure-to-Pay for Indirect Spending
    • Supply Base Management
    • Application PaaS (aPaaS)
    • Source-to-Settle Solutions
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • MRO Procurement Solutions
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Enterprise Legal Management
    • Indirect Sourcing & Procurement BPO
    • Contract Life Cycle Management
    • Sourcing Optimization
    • Parts and Materials Search and Selection
    • Procurement Networks
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Information Exchanges
    • Supplier Portals
    • Electronic Signatures
    • Contingent Workforce: Vendor Management Systems
    • Strategic Sourcing Suites
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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