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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sourcing Application Suites, 2008


Best-of-breed providers with suites delivered via software as a service dominate the strategic sourcing application market, while ERP companies with integrated offerings are gaining traction by providing tactical sourcing support.

Published: 18 April 2008

ID: G00155368

Analyst(s): Deborah Wilson

Table Of Contents
  • Market Overview
    • The Move Toward Suites
    • Pressure From Lower-Cost Solution Providers
    • SaaS and Sourcing
    • The Importance of Wrap-Around Services in Strategic Sourcing
    • The Emergence of a Tactical Sourcing Application Market
    • Public-Sector Sourcing
    • Market Definition/Description
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
    • Added
    • Dropped
  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Leaders
  • Challengers
  • Visionaries
  • Niche Players
  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Ariba
    • BravoSolution
    • CGI
    • Emptoris
    • Global eProcure
    • Oracle (EBS)
    • Quadrem
    • SAP
    • SynerTrade
  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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