Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

Published: 08 October 2018

ID: G00351194

Analyst(s): Patrick Connaughton , Magnus Bergfors , William McNeill , Kaitlynn Sommers


Several vendors offer strategic sourcing application suites to support procurement and sourcing professionals, but depth of functionality across modules varies making them difficult to compare. Application leaders can use this research to evaluate suite providers.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Coupa
    • Determine
    • GEP
    • Ivalua
    • JAGGAER (Advantage)
    • JAGGAER (Direct)
    • JAGGAER (Indirect)
    • SAP (Ariba)
    • Scanmarket
    • SynerTrade
    • VORTAL
    • Zycus
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Spend Analysis
    • General E-Sourcing
    • Advanced Sourcing Optimization
    • Direct Sourcing and Collaboration
    • Contract Authoring and Negotiation
    • Post-Signature Contract Management
    • Supplier Information Management
    • Supplier Performance Management
    • Supplier Relationship Management
    • Risk Management
    • Category Management Dashboard
    • Ease of Use
  • Use Cases
    • Savings Focus
    • Control and Compliance
    • Supplier Collaboration
  • Vendors Added and Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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