AnyData Solutions: Vendor Analysis 2020 Update (Part 3) — SWOT, Competitor Comparisons, Tech Selection Tips [PRO]

AnyData Solutions competes in a fragmented market for spend analytics. Yet unlike many of its peers, it is not a common procurement vendor name. But with better awareness, it could be a strong analytics competitor globally, especially considering how the solution packs a powerful one-two functional and pricing punch.

From a functional standpoint, AnyData’s rapid visual development framework can enable customers to go beyond spend analysis use cases to create custom, domain-specific analytics solutions (e.g., analytics-centric contract lifecycle management and supplier performance management reporting and capability). Combined with AnyData’s low-cost pricing models (a fraction of the cost of other solutions under most scenarios), it should make the solution a shortlist candidate for just about any size organization needing a spend analytics platform that wants the option to move beyond the basics.

This third and final installment of this Spend Matters PRO Vendor Analysis provides an objective SWOT analysis of AnyData and looks at its competitors and the market they inhabit. It also includes recommended shortlist candidates as alternative vendors to AnyData, and offers provider selection guidance. Finally, it provides summary analysis and recommendations for companies considering AnyData. Part 1 provided an in-depth look at AnyData as a firm and its solution overview. Part 2 offered a detailed analysis of its solution strengths and weaknesses.

Afternoon Coffee: Consumers hesitant about returning to public activities; UK releasing COVID-19 tracking app; Ex-Green Beret arrested in Ghosn escape

A poll has found that many Americans are hesitant to return to pre-coronavirus public activities, potentially slowing economic recovery efforts. Also, the UK is successfully testing a coronavirus tracking app and plans to release it on June 1. In other news, a former American Green Beret solider, his son and a U.S. citizen were arrested this week for allegedly helping former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan in December. And, GM is reopening facilities in Mexico after the plants were closed for weeks due to the coronavirus. Finally, SoftBank is selling off 5% of its telecom unit as part of an effort to support its shares. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

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