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Spend Matters releases SolutionMap Spring 2021 rankings of 75 procurement technology solutions

Spend Matters has updated its free SolutionMap rankings for the Spring 2021 release, with more than half of vendors updating their customer reference data. SolutionMap now compares 75 procurement technology solutions across 13 categories, like Sourcing, AP Automation, Spend Analytics and Supplier Relationship Management & Risk.

SolutionMap is notable because of its depth of analyst assessments, quantity of real-life customer inputs and frequency of release (twice a year) to accurately reflect vendor updates at the speed of the market.

For this update, we’ve refreshed the customer scores as needed, but we paused the update to our analyst scores because we’re reworking our vast RFI.

Customer Insight Summary Reports

Membership Required AnyData

As part of the SolutionMap RFI process, Spend Matters continuously solicits customer references to determine a procurement technology provider’s placement on the ranking graphics. This is a Spend Matters curated summary of verified customer feedback for AnyData, a SolutionMap-ranked provider.

What Makes It Great

Basware: What Makes It Great (AP Automation SolutionMap Spring 2021 analysis)

The accounts payable (AP) automation market holds a variety of solution providers specializing in elements of invoice management. But few have a history that stretches as far back as Basware’s, which has been serving finance and procurement organizations since 1985. Basware is a Finland-based technology company that specializes in global...

Head-to-Head Comparisons

head-to-head

SAP Ariba vs SirionLabs: Contract lifecycle management head-to-head technology evaluation and comparison

The contract lifecycle management (CLM) space is exceptional because best-of-breed vendors definitively define what leading functionality is. Whereas, in other areas, suite players often perform at parity or stronger than standalone vendors — and, in the case of sourcing optimization especially, outperform the market. In CLM, the standalone vendors are...

Procure-to-Pay (P2P)

Membership Required Coupa vs. GEP: Procure-to-pay (P2P) head-to-head technology evaluation and comparison

The procure-to-pay (P2P) marketplace holds a wide net of solution providers that offer their own unique take on P2P. Within this group, Coupa and GEP are two of the best representatives. In our SolutionMap comparison of P2P solutions, both have attained analyst (functionality) scores for years that surpass suite vendors...

Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM)

head-to-head

SAP Ariba vs SirionLabs: Contract lifecycle management head-to-head technology evaluation and comparison

The contract lifecycle management (CLM) space is exceptional because best-of-breed vendors definitively define what leading functionality is. Whereas, in other areas, suite players often perform at parity or stronger than standalone vendors — and, in the case of sourcing optimization especially, outperform the market. In CLM, the standalone vendors are...

Contingent Workforce/Services

Membership Required Spring 2021 Direct Sourcing of Workforce/Services: Provider Scoring Summary

This SolutionMap scoring summary analyzes a select group of solution providers for Direct Sourcing of Workforce/Services. It is part of our Spring 2021 SolutionMap report series, also with coverage of Temp Staffing and Contract Services/Statement of Work providers.

E-Procurement

Membership Required Spring 2021 E-Procurement: Provider Scoring Summary

This SolutionMap analyzes a select group of E-Procurement solution providers. It is part of our Spring 2021 SolutionMap report series, also featuring Spend Analytics, Sourcing, Supplier Management, Contract Management and Invoice-to-Pay providers. Our spring release also features SolutionMap for Procure-to-Pay and Strategic Procurement Technology suites.

Invoice-to-Pay (I2P)

Spring 2021 Invoice-to-Pay (I2P): Provider Scoring Summary

This SolutionMap scoring summary analyzes a select group of invoice-to-pay solution providers. It is part of our Spring 2021 SolutionMap report series, also featuring spend analytics, sourcing, supplier management, contract management and e-procurement providers. Our spring release also features a SolutionMap for procure-to-pay and strategic procurement technology suites.

Spend and Procurement Analytics

Spring 2021 Spend Analytics: Provider Scoring Summary

This SolutionMap analyzes a select group of spend analytics providers. It includes coverage of spend analytics capabilities that encourages subscribers to “peel the onion” beyond cleansing, classification, enrichment and reporting capabilities alone. It is part of our Spring 2021 SolutionMap report series, also featuring sourcing, supplier management contract management, e-procurement...

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)

Membership Required The Kodiak Rating customer experience: What Makes It Great (Supplier Relationship Management SolutionMap analysis)

The market for supplier management is one of the most fragmented, with a variety of approaches to solving complex issues. Indeed, the fragmented nature of this market is related to the broad and complex array of problems to be tackled when managing suppliers, and the rise of SXM startups to...

The Vendorful customer experience: What Makes It Great (Sourcing SolutionMap analysis)

Ever since the creation of the first e-sourcing solutions, this headline technology area has been plagued by an Achilles’ heel — end-user adoption. Despite the benefits they could provide, e-sourcing tools have historically struggled to be usable, especially by non-power users, thus obscuring their full potential ROI. The latest generation...

Source-to-Pay (S2P)

Membership Required Spring 2021 Source-to-Pay (S2P): Provider Scoring Summary

This SolutionMap analyzes a select group of source-to-pay solution providers. It is part of our Spring 2021 SolutionMap report series, also featuring spend analytics, sourcing, supplier management, contract management, e-procurement and invoice-to-pay providers. Our Spring release also features SolutionMaps for Strategic Procurement Technology suites.

AP Automation

Basware: What Makes It Great (AP Automation SolutionMap Spring 2021 analysis)

The accounts payable (AP) automation market holds a variety of solution providers specializing in elements of invoice management. But few have a history that stretches as far back as Basware’s, which has been serving finance and procurement organizations since 1985. Basware is a Finland-based technology company that specializes in global...