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Critical Capabilities for Procure-to-Pay Suites

Published: 28 November 2022


Every procurement organization has distinct buying requirements, and their differences demand due diligence from application leaders looking to invest in a P2P suite. To help them identify suites that can meet their needs, this document analyzes the offerings of 15 vendors.

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Key Findings
  • All software providers in this report support basic procure-to-pay (P2P) functional capabilities, due to the mature nature of the P2P market.

  • Software providers aim to gain differentiation by supporting deeper P2P and extended source-to-pay (S2P) capabilities to fulfill more complex business use cases.

  • Service procurement is the use case with the most variation between vendors. This is due to the extended requirements specific to services and contingent labor procurement, such as embedded rate cards, timecard review and approval, performance tracking of individuals and performance tracking against contracted SLAs.


As an application leader responsible for procurement and strategic sourcing applications, you

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  • Basware
  • Corcentric
  • Coupa
  • ebidtopay
  • Esker
  • GEP
  • Ivalua
  • Medius
  • Mercado Eletrônico
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Proactis
  • SAP
  • Zycus
  • E-Purchasing
  • Services Procurement
  • Project P2P
  • Direct Materials Procurement
  • Supplier Collaboration
  • AP Invoice Automation
  • Payments
  • Integration
  • Analytics
  • Partner Ecosystem
  • Indirect Procurement Focused
  • Direct Materials Focused
  • Services Focused
  • Finance Focused
  • Complex Environment Focused

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Critical Capabilities: A deeper look into provider offerings

How does a Critical Capabilities report work?

As a companion to the Magic Quadrant™, a Critical Capabilities report scores competing products and services against a set of meaningful differentiators. It reveals which options are the best fit in various use cases to help you focus on the vendors best suited to your needs.

A Critical Capabilities report is more than just a diagram. You also get:

Sharper focus

Narrow down the product and service criteria most important to you.

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