Spend Matters 50 to Watch – take a look at these firms for new procurement solutions

We talked about our Spend Matters 50 to Know earlier today. So here is our  ’50 to Watch’. Again, this is not the ’best’ firms, or a suggested short-list for buyers of these services. Rather, it is our somewhat subjective selection of organisations that might not yet be in that 50 to Know ubiquitous organisations in our market, but are worth checking out, because they are doing something clever, interesting or different.

Some don’t have a broad geographic coverage yet, or operate in pretty esoteric niches, but Spend Matters has found all of them interesting and worth featuring for our readers. They’re not all small though – we have already had some raised eyebrows at Amazon being on there, but we think procurement people need to keep an eye on that firm as a B2B player as well as a B2C.

There were many other strong candidates for this list – some were perhaps a little TOO small at the moment, or are doing good work but perhaps in a ‘me too’ space. And in some cases, frankly, we just don’t know enough about the firm yet. (There’s an obvious response to that if you are one of those firms – tell us).

So just in the UK and Ireland, we know that Procserve, Market Dojo, Software Europe, Wax Digital, Rosslyn Analytics, Brain Farringdon Associates, Keelvar, Source Dogg, Comensura, Proactis, and no doubt many others that we have featured here over the years will feel they should have been on the list. Good firms, all of them, and I argued for some of those unsuccessfully with my colleagues. It was a tough call, much harder actually than the 50 to Know, as we're trying to be as global as possible and there were so many strong candidates.

The lists will be refreshed annually and we see the 50 to Watch list changing a lot year to year – indeed, you’re unlikely to be in it for more than a couple of years although of course some will graduate to the 50 to Know list.  And what if your firm is not in either list? Well, we might not know about you, even though we do know more providers than most.  So establish a relationship, give us interesting material about what you’re doing, point us towards customer case studies..  and let’s take it from there.

Amazon
Aravo
b-pack
blur Group
Boston Consulting Group
Bureau van Dijk
BuyerQuest
Censeo Consulting
Crossflow Payments
Deem/Rearden
Denali
Directworks
Dow Jones
E2open
EC Sourcing Group
Elemica
Fullstep
Future Purchasing
Genpact
GT Nexus
HICX
Hiperos
IBX (Capgemini)
IHS
Impacore
Intenda
Kroll
LexisNexis
Llamasoft
Nipendo
Novatus
Opera Solutions
Oxygen
Panjiva
Perfect
Pool4Tool
Power Advocate
PRGX
ProProcure
Provade
Rage Frameworks
Resilinc
Scanmarket
Sievo
Sourcemap
State of Flux
Taulia
Tradeshift
Verian
Wallmedien

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.

First Voice

  1. Mark:

    We are delighted to have been included. Thank you, Peter.

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