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Release note, SolutionMap Fall 2020: Source-to-Pay

This Spend Matters SolutionMap Insider release note provides insight into the SolutionMap Fall 2020 release for the Source-to-Pay suite category, reviewing the process that we followed for this update.

This is the first Fall release since the start of the semiannual SolutionMap cycles. Going forward, there will be two releases per year, Spring and Fall.

What’s new in the Fall 2020 Source-to-Pay SolutionMap?

Spend Matters updated the bubble size methodology of the SolutionMap rankings. The bubble size previously represented the number of customers served by a vendor. This method did not adequately convey a vendor's experience and resources to handle complex global deployments. As such, the new bubble size considers:

  • market scale based on the number of customers across the globe
  • number of full-time employees focused on the relevant solution(s)
  • revenue per customer in the relevant solution(s)

These factors were determined by the analyst team, and vendors were given the opportunity to validate the inputs.

The providers in the Fall 2020 Source-to-Pay SolutionMap include Coupa, Determine, GEP, Ivalua, Jaggaer ONE (Direct and Standard), SAP Ariba, Synertrade and Zycus. All of these providers were required to participate in SolutionMap for each underlying module, as well. These individual areas include Sourcing, Spend and Procurement Analytics, Supplier Relationship Management & Risk, Contract Lifecycle Management, E-Procurement and Invoice-to-Pay. All of these providers are also included in the individual Strategic Procurement Technologies (SPT) and Procure-to-Pay (P2P) suite views.

 Customer references now have a lifespan of two-and-a-half years. The Source-to-Pay customer data set is composed of a subset of the 922 individual organization references included in the overall SolutionMap scoring as of Fall 2020*.

*Customers using more than one module that a vendor provides can opt to fill out a single survey (e.g., a customer using two modules for P2P and four modules for SPT would need to fill out only one survey).

Get a first look at the Fall 2020 SolutionMap comparative quadrant graphics here.

(SolutionMap Insider members: Access the latest Provider Scoring Summary reports right here.)

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