Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Procurement and Sourcing Solutions, 2016

Published: 02 August 2016

ID: G00290845

Analyst(s): Magnus Bergfors , Deborah Wilson , Desere Edwards


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 organizations prioritize investments correctly.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Incident Management for Procurement
    • Freelancer Management Systems
    • Project P2P Solutions
    • Security Rating Services
    • Service Governance Solutions
    • News Monitoring
    • Commodity Trading and Risk Management
  • At the Peak
    • Blockchain
    • Multienterprise Grid Functionality
    • All-in-One Supply Collaboration Platforms
    • Procurement Savings Management Solutions
    • Source-to-Pay BPO
    • SOW Services P2P Solutions
    • Mobile Procurement Applications
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Multidomain MDM Solutions
    • Dynamic Discounting
    • Social Procurement Tools
    • Data Quality for Purchased Parts
    • IT Vendor Risk Management
    • E-Invoicing
    • Supply Base Management
    • CSR Reporting
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • Procure-to-Pay Suites
    • Source-to-Settle Solutions
    • Track-and-Trace and Serialization
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Application PaaS (aPaaS)
    • Indirect Sourcing and Procurement BPO
    • MRO Procurement Solutions
    • Contract Life Cycle Management
    • Enterprise Legal Management
    • Sourcing Optimization
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Information Exchanges
    • Parts and Materials Search and Selection
    • Procurement Networks
    • Contingent Workforce: Vendor Management Systems
    • Electronic Signature
    • Supplier Portals
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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