Earlier today we announced the Spend Matters Almanac Top 50/50 list for Providers to Know. Our second list, on 50 Providers to Watch, includes many exciting and up-and-coming players in the procurement sector that we think our readers and members would do well to learn about – and learn from.
Like we said earlier about the 50 Providers to Know, the 50/50 is not a ranked list. Neither is it a “nominated” list. There’s no cost to winning. And keep in mind that both lists, but especially 50 Providers to Watch, are subject to change from year to year—and we anticipate it. If you’re not included this year and think you should be, please contact us and let us know why. We’re happy to give you full consideration for the 2015 list.
Many smaller organizations made the 50 Providers to Watch list because a disproportional amount of innovation comes from upstart, entrepreneurial firms. But there are bigger organizations too, including some very large vendors that are not as established in the procurement market, but that we see forging a new path forward. Every vendor on this list deserves a peek under the hood for anyone who wants to be in the know:
Boston Consulting Group
Bureau van Dijk
EC Sourcing Group
State of Flux Technologies
Inclusion in the 2014 50 to Know is meant to indicate to a procurement practitioner, advisor, or consultant that a company is worth knowing or taking a look at. The 50 to Know is not a ranked list. We cover vendor shortlists in given technology, solutions, and service areas in Spend Matters PRO.