Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Procurement and Sourcing Solutions, 2017

Published: 24 July 2017

ID: G00315145

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


Application leaders for sourcing, procurement and supply chain can use this Hype Cycle to understand the maturity and benefit ratings of the various solutions available to help prioritize investments correctly.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Postmodern ERP Blockchain
    • B2B Network Intelligence
    • Incident Management for Procurement
    • Smart Contracts
    • AI for Procurement
    • Freelancer Management Systems
    • Service Governance Solutions
    • Project P2P Solutions
    • News Monitoring
  • At the Peak
    • Security Rating Services
    • All-in-One Supply Collaboration Platforms
    • Multienterprise Grid Functionality
    • Robotic Process Automation Software
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Source-to-Pay BPO
    • SOW Services P2P Solutions
    • Multidomain MDM Solutions
    • Procurement Savings Management Solutions
    • Mobile Procurement Applications
    • Dynamic Discounting
    • Social Procurement Tools
    • Data Quality for Purchased Parts
    • IT Vendor Risk Management
    • E-Invoicing
    • Supplier Quality Management Applications
    • Supply Base Management
    • Track-and-Trace and Serialization
    • Source-to-Settle Solutions
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Application PaaS
    • Procure-to-Pay Suites
    • MRO Procurement Solutions
    • Enterprise Legal Management
    • Contract Life Cycle Management
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Information Exchanges
    • Parts and Materials Search and Selection
    • Procurement Networks
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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