E-Sourcing Content

Future 5 start-up winner Utmost talks extended workforce solutions

Utmost, a contingent workforce and services procurement specialist, has made waves in the contingent services market with its extended workforce system, and was recently named a Future 5 start-up by Spend Matters. We chatted with Utmost’s co-founder and COO, Dan Beck, to learn more about the solution and to get a first-hand understanding of just what it means to be selected as a Future 5 start-up.

2020’s Future 5 start-ups: Spend Matters announces standout newcomers in procurement technology

Spend Matters has always been committed to covering the bleeding edge of procurement technology, highlighting not only the established market contenders at the table but also some of the most exciting procurement technology start-up companies in the world. We’re thrilled to announce the second annual “Future 5” today.

E-Sourcing: What’s Changed in the Past Five Years (Part 2) [PRO]

In the first installment in this series, we talked a lot about the changing e-sourcing landscape based on observations from a deep dive sourcing analysis […]

E-Sourcing: What’s Changed in the Past Five Years? [PRO]

Take for instance the fact that the rise of truly integrated end-to-end solutions is finally here. These are providers like Ivalua, b-pack and Zycus, whose sourcing, supplier management, contract management and related modules (and in certain cases, P2P) are built on a single data model and are fully integrated. There is a strong case for these integrated suites in certain situations, especially for procurement organizations that are looking to structure and manage centralized processes and data in a decentralized transactional and sourcing environment across the source-to-pay process flow.

E-Sourcing: What’s Changed in the Past Five Years?

This post discusses the capabilities and mentions vendors like MyBiz, Ivalua, Pool4Tool, Zycus, Fullstep, b-pack, CombineNet, BravoSolution, Trade Extensions, Ariba, and more!   We’re knee […]

Our Evaluation Process: An Optimal RFP For E-Sourcing Solutions [Plus+]

We recently reached out to sourcing solution software providers with a round of questions to understand how they position themselves in the marketplace: how do they deliver value to clients, where are their differentiators, etc. – so we can deliver the highest quality shortlists possible to readers like you. Today we're offering an insider's look into our internal sausage-making process in the spirit of full transparency for our PRO audience – sharing the RFP spreadsheet we sent to the solution providers a few months ago.

Welcome New Sponsors: MarketMaker4

We’re thrilled to announce that MarketMaker4 has become the latest Spend Matters sponsor, signing a multi-year relationship deal that spans not just an Associate Sponsorship […]

When are ERP E-Sourcing Tools the Best Fit (Part 2)

The following post is based on the Spend Matters Compass Series paper Evaluating the Capabilities of ERP Providers Compared to Independent Vendors: Know Your Size […]