Vendor Ratings in the Post-Analyst Apocalypse (Part 1) [Plus+]

Wouldn’t it be great to have access to a vendor rating solution that tells you how a given technology provider performs – something that would even eliminate the need to read analyst reports from Spend Matters? A tool like this could show what is it really like to work with Ariba, SAP, Oracle, IBM/Emptoris and others, let alone evaluate the broader spectrum of vendors of all the goods and services you need. This service would allow you to avoid a few of those pesky RFIs and other time-consuming vendor vetting approaches and early-stage reference and analyst calls (for those of you really doing your homework). Ideally, it would take the form of taking a peek into other buyers’ Supplier Performance Management (SPM) solutions.

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