Spend Matters Almanac Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Spend Matters Almanac?

The Spend Matters Almanac is a categorized on-line directory of organizations that serve the procurement and supply chain market. Curated by Spend Matters editors and analysts, the Spend Matters Almanac covers software firms, outsourcers, data providers, research firms, consultants, and similar organizations.All listings (free and paid) are moderated for content and approved prior to inclusion.

Why do I have to become a Spend Matters site member to have a listing in the Almanac?

To combat fraudulent listings, and to allow you to edit your listing once it approved, we require a Spend Matters membership of any level. You do not need to be a Spend Matters PRO or Plus member to enter a listing, you may be registered as a site subscriber, though your account must be tied to the domain of the organization you are creating a listing for.If you aren’t a Spend Matters member, please select a plan and register for a premium account or register for a free subscriber account. Please note that restrictions and access to premium content still apply. You’ll still need a paid membership to access any premium content.Once you’ve logged into your account, go to the Spend Matters Almanac Listing Submission page and complete the form.

Can I transfer Almanac account management to someone else?

Please send an email to info @ spendmatters.com and we will work with you to assign the listing to the appropriate person.

Why do I have to wait for my listing to be approved?

Our goal is for the Spend Matters Almanac to be the highest quality and most thorough procurement and supply chain technology directory out there. To maintain the quality and accuracy of every listing in the Almanac, Spend Matters manually vets all entries as they are submitted or updated. Please allow us up to two business days to review all listing entries before they are live in the almanac.

What information can I provide about my company? Can I add a logo?

The amount of materials found within each Almanac listing may vary – some Almanac Listing levels offer more options than others. We offer three (3) levels: Free, Basic, and Premium.The Free listing includes your company's name (please note that this is not an appropriate place to put your tag line or value statement), address, contact information, website address, and inclusion in one category. Our Basic listing includes the same items at the Free level, as well as a logo, a short company description and inclusion in up to two more categories, if appropriate. A Premium listing adds a multitude of additions, including a long company description on a separate premium page, the ability to offer a product or corporate overview pdf, a contact form, images, and more.Almanac pricing and full package details are available on our pricing page.

Please Note: You are responsible for the accuracy of the information you provide, and must have permission to use it. Spend Matters may close your account, suspend your ability to use certain portions of the Almanac, and/or remove your Almanac listing at any time if any content is deemed inappropriate.

If I upgrade are there size restrictions on images and uploads?

Yes. Logos images cannot be smaller than 100px nor larger than 200px x 200px, and no larger than 500kb in size. Short company descriptions are limited to 1,500 characters, including spaces. Long company descriptions are are limited to 2,800 characters, including spaces. Premium listing additional images are limited to five, and they may not exceed 700kb in file weight, and cannot be larger than 700px x 700px. A corporate or product brochure PDF hosted in the Almanac may not exceed 5MB in file size.

How much does a listing in the Almanac cost?

We offer three (3) levels: Free, Basic, and Premium. The Free level is, of course, free, and will need to be renewed after a year. The Basic is $499.99 a year. A Premium level listing is $5,000.00 a year. Almanac pricing and full package details are available on our pricing page.

How do I upgrade my listing?

You’re welcome to upgrade your listing at any time. To do so, log in to your account and click “Edit Your Spend Matters Almanac Listing.” buttom on your profile page.

Is this a recurring charge? When does my listing expire?

Almanac listings (free or paid) on spendmatters.com are valid for one year from the date of the first submission. At the end of one year, access to the Almanac listing will be revoked and the listing must be resubmitted (and purchased, if a Basic or Premium listing) again to continue for another year.

What are the cancellation policies?

You can cancel at anytime, but all Almanac listing payments are not refundable, except when agreed to by Spend Matters in writing.

Can I use my listing as an endorsement by Spend Matters?

While we by all means encourage you to link to your Almanac listing, a listing does not constitute in any way a sponsorship or endorsement of your company, products, or services. No organization in the reference is ranked – it’s not the point. Inclusion in the directory is meant to help procurement practitioners discover companies that serve the procurement and supply chain market. Nothing more. This is not a short-list of vendors, nor a list of sponsor companies.

What if another company in the Almanac attacks my company, products, or services?

We encourage you to report inaccuracies in an Almanac listing to us, but we will not engage in or resolve any disputes or disagreements between competitors. Spend Matters is under no obligation to enforce the Almanac’s terms of use on your behalf against another user.If we receive complaints or requests related to your Almanac listing from any party claiming to be the owner of any intellectual property contained in your Almanac listing, we will contact you and expect you to resolve the issue.

What do the 50 to Watch/50 to Know icons mean?

Every year, the core Spend Matters team of analysts (Jason Busch, Pierre Mitchell, Thomas Kase and Peter Smith) combine their collective brain power and extensive knowledge of the procurement and supply chain sphere to bring us the 50 providers to watch/50 providers to know lists. Here's how we choose the 50/50 lists and more on what it means to be a part of them (and what it doesn't mean!) If you still have questions, or want to know what it will take to be considered for next year's lists, don't hesitate to contact us.

Still have questions?

Let us know! You can reach us at info@spendmatters.com with any questions regarding the Spend Matters Almanac or the 50/50 lists. We'd love to hear from you!