50 Providers to Watch 2015 Content

LogicSource – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch



LogicSource is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

Sometimes it is impossible to put a label on a firm. LogicSource, a provider that combines professional services, category expertise and its own technology, is one such provider.

The Shelby Group – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch



Shelby Group is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

What makes Shelby unique among the limited group of boutique procurement consulting firms is that it brings deep systems and technology expertise alongside more traditional sourcing and procurement operations consulting work.

Novatus – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch



Novatus is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

Solutions that manage your contracts — on the sell-side (CRM-driven) as well as the buy-side (procurement) — is what Novatus focuses on.

E&Y – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch

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E&Y is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

Five years ago, the Big Five generally downplayed their consulting and advisory practices in operations, strategy and technology. But nothing could be further from the truth today. E&Y has four different service lines with advisory, including procurement consulting, comprising approximately 24% of revenue.

Nipendo – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch



Nipendo is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

Some believe that the world of supplier networks and electronic data interchange (EDI) is about to get disrupted in a major way as new technologies transform the art of the connectivity possible. Nipendo would argue it already has.

Greensill Capital – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch



Greensill Capital is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

The world of trade financing (receivables and payables financing) is cloaked in mysterious providers and often incorrectly tagged labels. Supply chain finance, one of the most misused terms in trade financing lingo — approved trade payables financing is an accurate description — is a perfect example. But one of the firms at the original center (actually, its principals) of the SCF boom is Greensill Capital, which we welcome to the Spend Matters 50/50 list for 2015.

Fullstep – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch



Fullstep is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

Spain’s economy is actually somewhat diverse, and it supports a range of manufacturing and services businesses. So perhaps it’s no surprise that Spain, like France, Germany and other European companies, has developed its own procurement technology ecosystem. And front and center in it is Fullstep, a procure-to-pay suite vendor, which recently, as we observed in a research brief, “expanded into North America with a specialized target on middle market manufacturers.”

State of Flux – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch



State of Flux is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

Among those with battle scars in the procurement services and technology provider ecosystem — yours truly very much included — the old saying goes: Consulting firms should not build technology products and technology firms should not build consulting arms. However, there are the rare exceptions. And State of Flux is one of them.

Kyriba – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch



Kyriba is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

Within treasury management, Kyriba has proven the ability to build significant customer scale — more than 700 customers — and, at the same time, invest to build a trade financing offering alongside its more traditional treasury management modules — cash management, payments, transactions and accounting/bank administration.

Alibaba – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch



Alibaba is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

When you think of the Internet, e-commerce and China, what names comes to mind? Now you see why Alibaba made our 50 Providers to Watch list for 2015. There simply isn’t another provider that rolls off the buying tongue.

Discover – A 2015 Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Watch



Discover is one of our 50 Providers to Watch. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

The second "p" in P2P has been all but ignored by most procurement organizations to date in deploying e-procurement solutions — aside from basic integration into the payables module of ERP systems. For example, sending a message to SAP ECC that an invoice is “approved to pay."

Spend Matters 50/50: LeanLinking – A Provider to Watch in 2015



LeanLinking is one of our 50 Providers to Know. We will be highlighting 100 companies (50 to Know, 50 to Watch) from our 2015 Spend Matters Almanac over the span of 100 days. Practitioners are encouraged to browse the categories listed in our Almanac to find the provider that best fits their needs.

LeanLinking has taken a neat idea and run with it. Whether a small startup in Denmark — and with a real procurement practitioner at the helm rather than a hyped-up startup software provocateur — can succeed these days is less clear.