SAP and Fieldglass: Competitive Implications and Market Analysis [PRO]

Yesterday, SAP announced it was acquiring Fieldglass, the contingent labor and statement of work (SOW) procurement software specialist. Spend Matters believes the transaction will have significant ramifications in the competitive marketplace for vendor management system (VMS) and broader services procurement applications (including IQNavigator, Beeline/Adecco, Oracle, IBM, Provade and others). It will likely put pressure on certain competitors to react, while putting others in a new type of driver’s seat. It’s also likely to foster the growth of new business models and investments in the sector. We’ll explore these elements in this research brief, including offering a detailed analysis of what the acquisition could bring for specific competitors as well as disruptive market players. And we even go so far as to introduce a strategic scenario where a VMS could actually add functionality for non-services procurement (it’s possible).

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