Spend Matters 50/50: Beeline – A Provider to Know in 2015

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We announced here and here our two (not ranked) lists: Spend Matters 50 To Know and 50 To Watch firms for 2015/2016. In the first case, this is our view of the 50 solution provider type organisations in the procurement industry that every senior procurement leader should be aware of and understand. The 50 To Watch are the up-and-coming firms  - those with interesting and relatively new solutions for our market. The 50 To Know are the key organisations in our industry that procurement executives need to have on their radar.

Having announced the lists, our US colleagues are now featuring each of the 100 firms in turn with an article giving an overview of each, with some headline Spend Matters thoughts on them. So on this site we will be giving you a brief extract of the US article, plus adding our own comments where we have anything useful to add from a European perspective. Sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t!

Here is what our US colleagues had to say about Beeline:

"Beeline has long been compared to 2 other large VMS providers in the sector (which are also deserving and included on our 50/50 list). For many years, Beeline followed a similar path that its peers adhered to: focus on customers, listen to their requirements and invest in the product accordingly ... But more recently, something happened to the Beeline recipe. The provider starting moving in new directions, not only investing in feature/capability parity and clever elements around the edges (e.g., decision guidance, a strong analytics stand-alone module, etc.), but shifting and adapting with a more aggressive expansion model."

You can read more about what our US colleagues have to say here.  From an international perspective, Beeline is one of the more genuinely global firms on our "50" lists. A subsidiary of the giant Adecco Group, with its French roots, Beeline has European offices in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland, as well as in Asia Pacific Region. Its solution is in use in 69 countries and its claims to be able to support multiple languages (including Japanese and Mandarin) better than any competitor. Unlike some of the firms on our lists, "can they help me in Europe" is really not an issue here!

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