Gartner Expert

William McNeill

Sr Director Analyst

As part of the Gartner Supply Chain group, Will McNeill covers several areas of enabling technology including sourcing and procurement applications for direct materials and B2B / EDI platforms. Together, these technologies link trading partners together enabling both physical and digital commerce. Mr. McNeill won a Gartner research writing award and has more than 18 years of experience with software-as-a-service applications.

Previous experience

Before joining AMR Research, Mr. McNeill was a Senior Technical Writer at Salesnet. Prior to Salesnet, he was a Technical Writer and Editor at Forrester Research.

Mr. McNeill is also a published author and was an Editor for four years at Adams Media Corp., a business book publisher.

Professional background

Salesnet

Technical Writer

Forrester Research

Editor

Areas of coverage

Technology and Solutions for Supply Chain and Operations

Direct Material Sourcing and Supply Chain Services

Education

B.S., University of New Hampshire

Xi Sigma Pi Honor Society

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Software selection for sourcing and procurement applications for direct materials and B2B / EDI platforms.

2Supplier risk application selection

3Contract and statement of work review

4Helping vendors identify business buyer needs and trends

5Helping vendors identify new technologies and functionality to consider