Spend Matters Almanac 50/50: 50 Providers to Watch for 2015 Kyle Fitzsimmons - April 21, 2015 10:30 AM | Categories: Innovation, Solution Providers | Tags: 2015 Almanac, Enterprise Irregulars, L2, Technology We are pleased to announce the release of the 2015 Spend Matters Almanac 50/50 list of Providers to Watch! This list includes many exciting and up-and-coming players in the procurement and supply chain sphere and is a great companion piece to its counterpart, the 50/50 list for 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 2016 list. As for 2015, you will notice a few changes that sets this year apart from last year's list. First, we've added a new category: Supply Chain Risk Management. This is a trending topic in the procurement and supply chain world, and one we've covered extensively on the site in recent months. It only made sense to add it to the category list in our Almanac. Also, you will notice in the coming weeks and months that we will be extensively promoting the 50/50 lists with 100 Companies in 100 Days, wherein each day is dedicated to a 50/50 listee complete with analysis of the company and commentary from one of our analysts. 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: Alibaba Apex Analytix Apttus Arachnys Browz BuyerQuest C2FO Deem Directworks Discover ecovadis E2Open Elance-oDesk E&Y Fullstep GT Nexus Greensill Capital HICX IBX (CapGemini) jCatalog Intenda Keelvar Kyriba Lean Linking Lionbridge Livesource (MFG) LogicSource Mastercard MBO Partners Nipendo Novatus Paladin Associates Pool4Tool Proactis/Intesource ProProcure Rage Frameworks Resilinc Riskmethods The Shelby Group Sievo State of Flux Tradeshift Transcepta Uber for Business Verian Vortal Vroozi Work Market Workday Zerochaos Inclusion in the 2015 50 to Watch 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 Watch is not a ranked list. We cover vendor shortlists in given technology, solutions and service areas in Spend Matters PRO. Discuss this: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.