BuyerQuest — Emerging From Under the Radar With ‘Second-Generation P2P’ [PRO]

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BuyerQuest considers itself among a second generation of new procurement solutions providers, after Coupa, which it describes as first generation (not something we’d necessarily agree with, depending on definition). Its definition probably hinges on examining the state of cloud-based solutions today rather than on a much earlier perspective, say, around the time of Ariba Buyer (Ariba’s on-premise solution). What BuyerQuest considers to be a second-generation solution is one that focuses on user experience, usability and application flexibility as part of an e-commerce experience — not just transactional P2P. But what makes BuyerQuest’s wares different from what Coupa, SciQuest and others are selling? Read on.

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