Gartner Research

The Print Sourcing and E-Procurement Market

Published: 04 August 2008

ID: G00160157

Analyst(s): Deborah Wilson , Pete Basiliere


Web-to-print tools streamline the print buying process, reduce production errors and cut costs. Sourcing and procurement professionals must understand the market and available solutions to determine whether to use a Web-to-print tool for the purchase of printed materials and related services.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • What You Need to Know
  • Introduction
  • Print Procurement — A Unique Spending Category
  • Print Buying in Practice
  • Print Procurement Features
  • The Print Buying Marketplace
  • The Print Procurement Application Landscape
  • Evaluating Print Procurement Technology Options
  • Print Procurement With a Generic E-Procurement System
  • Procuring Print Through a Buyer-Owned W2P Procurement System
  • Procuring Print Through Print Service Providers' Secure Web Stores
  • The W2P Application Market
    • Revenue Sources
    • Marketing Approach
    • Installation, Training and Support
    • Functionality
    • Products Supported and End-User Spending
    • Buyer Advice
  • Conclusions
    • Selection of W2P Technology Providers

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