Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Multienterprise Solutions, 2019

Published: 11 September 2019

ID: G00382327

Analyst(s): Christian Titze, William McNeill


Application leaders and supply chain leaders can use this research to identify options for platforms to support their B2B ecosystem as well as their digital business transformation.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • B2B Network Intelligence
  • At the Peak
    • Freelancer Management Systems
    • API Marketplaces
    • Blockchain in Supply Chain
    • Smart Contracts
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Multienterprise Grid Functionality
    • Blockchain Consortium
    • Returns Management
    • Blockchain
    • Dynamic Discounting Solutions
    • E-Invoicing
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Supplier Information Management
    • IoT Integration
    • QMS Applications
    • Supply Chain Visibility
    • Global Logistics Visibility
    • Procure-to-Pay Suites
    • Price Optimization and Management for B2B
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Digital Commerce SaaS
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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