2015: The Year E-Procurement 2.0 Takes Shape [PRO]

Not much has changed in e-procurement in recent years other than the movement toward more tightly coupled P2P (integrated e-procurement and e-invoicing) and the evolution of cloud-based offerings by both challengers (e.g., Coupa) and incumbents (e.g., Ariba). The “bones” of many of the solutions with dominant brands and reputations in the market have changed little in the core e-procurement area, although some like Coupa have done a commendable job expanding the suite outward. This two-part Spend Matters PRO research brief, authored by Founder and Managing Director Jason Busch, outlines some of the providers representing the new face of top-end and specialized e-procurement. We start today with BuyerQuest and Ivalua.

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