Vendor Selection

Participating in SolutionMaps (Providers) 

Spend Matters continuously tracks providers across the entire procurement and supply chain technology landscape (e.g. 50+ E-procurement providers alone).

Our analyst team is comprised of former senior practitioners, consultants and true technology experts, allowing for the depth of analysis and content found on Spend Matters (read more about the core coverage areas). Our team reports on all market developments ranging from M&A activities to disrupters entering the marketplace. And everything in between.

For each first SolutionMap ranking we invite a wide selection of providers to participate. Our goal is to accurately reflect the available 'supply market' and different types of providers within it. After all, different organizations have different needs and ‘one-size’ does NOT fit all.

Not all providers respond to the SolutionMap RFI request, as participation requires a time-consuming, rigorous assessment process. Those who do participate not only get a ranking but also detailed insight into Spend Matters’ scoring reasoning and advice on how to advance their offering.

Participation is free. Many participants are Spend Matters clients. And many are not. For the first eProcurement SolutionMap released in Q2 of 2017, 71% of providers were Spend Matters clients. We invite participation from all providers in the markets we cover.

Here’s how you can request getting ranked in SolutionMap:

  1. Create your free listing in Almanac - the Spend Matters procurement service providers’ directory listing nearly 500 procurement vendors across 25 categories
  2. Contact us to request your introductory demo and indicate your interest in participating in SolutionMap - A Spend Matters analyst will conduct a brief demo and create a complimentary article to feature your organization on Spend Matters. If your solution fits the focus of an existing SolutionMap RFI, you are now pre-qualified to participate.
  3. Upon pre-qualification, you are added to the SolutionMap participants pipeline and will receive an invitation to an upcoming SolutionMap RFI cycle.

"Upon participation, can I request my company be removed from being shown on SolutionMap?" 

Your company’s solution will continue to be visibly ranked in our SolutionMap graphics until either:

  1. Your customer score and analyst score drop below the average, i.e., when your score falls into the lower left quadrant, and/or
  2. You have no more active customer references (which age out after 2 years).

For more detail on how ranking placement works, click here.

Solution / Technology Selection (Practitioners and Consultants)*
SolutionMap is a visual representation of highly documented, curated and validated peer-reviewed datasets. Unpack SolutionMap market intelligence to find the right technology for you.

Contact the SolutionMap Client Services team if you want access to detailed:

  • Solution descriptions
  • Persona definitions and weightings
  • Custom persona definition and shortlists
  • SolutionMap scoring (by product and capability)
  • SolutionMap scoring (by provider, including Emergent Contenders; i.e., the "lower left" box in each SolutionMap)
  • Mix / match customized scoring by capability requirement
  • RFI strategy approaches and RFI documents
  • Granular solution user requirements checklists
  • ​Provider-specific analysis (including SWOT analyses)
  • The experts behind SolutionMaps to guide or aid your procurement solution selection processes and procurement technology architecture

* Detailed intelligence is reserved for practitioners and Spend Matters consultancy / system integrator partners only.