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Coupa vs GEP in SolutionMap: ‘Sourcing for direct materials’ head-to-head technology evaluation, comparison

Providers of sourcing technology with specific capabilities for direct materials find themselves in a hot market, and two of those providers — Coupa and GEP — are contenders for today’s SolutionMap head-to-head analysis. Spend Matters knows these solutions’ capabilities from doing demos and evaluating their functionality and customer feedback for our SolutionMap vendor rankings. See all of the vendor rankings for the Sourcing category here (then choose the Direct persona).

But what exactly differentiates the two vendors, and how do each one’s relative strengths factor into customer shortlist creation and ultimate selection?

Read these unfiltered SolutionMap results analysis from our Fall 2021 update to find out.

Subscribers to our PRO analyst content and SolutionMap Insider vendor scoring data can read all of the details, but for others, here’s a snapshot of our findings. In the 18 capability areas where we compared these vendors, Coupa exceeds GEP’s scores in 10 areas. GEP had higher scores in eight categories. And the average scores for each solution provider exceeded the benchmark in either 17 or 18 of those categories.

Spend Matters’ head-to-head columns share the insights of each fall and spring SolutionMap update. Subscribers to our PRO analyst content and SolutionMap Insider content can read the head-to-head columns, which provide comparative cuts of SolutionMap benchmark data for two solutions. For each column, we provide comparisons against the solution category’s benchmarks, comparative scoring of vendors across dozens of functional requirements, and our analysts’ take on how each solution holds up in the competitive ring.

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SolutionMap: Head-to-Head Comparison