SolutionMap Benchmarking Services

Want to benchmark your solution? You don’t have to be a participating provider to unleash SolutionMap’s unparalleled market intelligence.

Tap into SolutionMap Benchmarking Services. See how your solution compares to thousands of aggregated and validated benchmarks that form the DNA of procurement technology. Here are your options -- available for all currently released SolutionMap Categories:

RAPID SCAN
Receive direct, SolutionMap-based analyst feedback (drawing from the knowledge of peer benchmarks (aggregated)*, customer needs and solution best practices) -- following a 90-minute demonstration/briefing

  • 2.5 hour (total) demonstration and working session with immediate, live analyst feedback

Optional: Summary (12 slides, PPT) of differentiators, likely buying persona(s) fit, product/solution/services roadmap, go-to-market, marketing strategy and messaging recommendations (delivery in 5-7 business days post demo)

FULL SCAN
Receive in-depth solution recommendations based on your performance against the SolutionMap benchmark* -- upon your completion of the SolutionMap RFI (budget 1-2 days of a product management resource per RFI) and a comprehensive demonstration session)

  • 2-hour virtual recommendations & feedback workshop with a SolutionMap lead analyst
  • Solution recommendations report (20 slides, PPT) including ‘subcategory’ benchmark scoring
    • Standard recommendations report includes:
      • Summary impressions
      • Detailed customer- and data-driven feature/function capability market comparison
      • Likely ‘buying persona(s)’ fit for the solution
      • Solution differentiators
      • Solution (roadmap) gaps/’blind spots’ and recommendations
      • General marketing, sales and business strategy considerations
      • Upon request, recommendations can be more narrowly tailored to:
        • Technology/architecture, platform and integration strategy
        • Product roadmap
        • (Product) marketing or channel strategy
        • Thought leadership strategy
        • Corporate Development/M&A strategy

FULL SCAN CUSTOM
Applicable if your solution contains elements of multiple SolutionMap modules or you require a deeper dive on targeted component area(s) of a single RFI.

  • Process as per ‘Full Scan’ offering; you’ll need to complete all specific SolutionMap RFI elements and participate in supporting product demonstrations as required and/or provide more granular details in the case of highly targeted “sub” RFI benchmarking and strategy programs

SolutionMap Benchmarking Services for Participants

As an active SolutionMap participant, you receive the Spend Matters analyst scores against your RFI self-scores for free. For a deep, subcategory solution comparison to the SolutionMap benchmark average* plus expert analyst recommendations and insight consider SolutionMap Benchmarking Services for Participants:

QUANTITATIVE SCAN
Receive subcategory SolutionMap benchmark scoring (by line item) for both your draft and final SolutionMap scoring (in excel)

FULL SCAN
Receive in-depth solution recommendations based on your performance against the SolutionMap benchmark including:

  • SolutionMap subcategory benchmark scoring (by line item, in excel)
  • 2-hour virtual recommendations & feedback workshop with a SolutionMap lead analyst
  • Recommendations Report (20 slides, PPT) including:
    • Summary impressions
    • Detailed customer- and data-driven feature/function capability market comparison
    • Likely ‘buying persona(s)’ fit for the solution
    • Solution differentiators
    • Solution (roadmap) gaps/’blind spots’ and recommendations
    • General marketing, sales and business strategy considerations
    • Upon request, recommendations can be more narrowly tailored to:
      • Technology/architecture, platform and integration strategy
      • Product roadmap
      • (Product) marketing or channel strategy
      • Thought leadership strategy
      • Corporate Development/M&A strategy

  • Includes Quantitative-Only Full Scan updates for a period of 12-months from contracting; updated quarterly and delivered in line with RFI timeline

*The SolutionMap Benchmark averages change every quarter; benchmarks are always based on aggregated benchmark scoring, not one-to-one comparisons

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