Strategic Sourcing

Strategic Sourcing software provides procurement solutions that continuously improves the purchasing activities of a company. Features include capacity management, contract management, purchasing and procurement management, and more.

The Data Quadrant is a thorough evaluation and ranking of all software in an individual category to compare platforms across multiple dimensions.

These include:

  • User Satisfaction Rankings
  • Business Value Scores
  • Vendor Capability Comparisons
  • Product Feature Evaluations

The Emotional Footprint is a powerful indicator of overall user sentiment toward the relationship with the vendor, capturing data across five dimensions.

These include:

  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Service Experience
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Product Impact
  • Negotiation and Contract

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Latest Research

Provide Ample Time to Evaluate RFP Proposals Effectively
March 29, 2020

Evaluating vendor proposals is one of the most critical aspects of the RFP process, secondary only to negotiations. The ironic thing is that we've seen too many clients try to abbreviate this activity, take short cuts, or even avoid it altogether. Providing ample time for your team to review the vendor RFP responses is critical to a quality review process, while not rushing the evaluation process ensures that you understand their complete offer and proposal.

Author: Steven Jeffery (Info-Tech)

Lower Your IT Expense With Reverse Auctions
March 03, 2020

If you are experiencing pressure to lower your IT expense, a reverse auction might be a quick, efficient answer to ensure you are getting a competitive price.

Author: Steven Jeffery (Info-Tech)

Citrix Systems Remain Vulnerable Despite Patching Attempts
February 04, 2020

A Citrix vulnerability first discovered on December 17, 2019 is being continually exploited by ransomware attackers despite patching attempts by Citrix.

Author: Isaac Kinsella (Info-Tech)

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Strategic Sourcing Products

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SAP

SAP Ariba

Discover qualified suppliers, speed up your sourcing cycles, and create the most competitive, best-value agreements for rapid, sustainable savings.

8.8

Composite Score

9.1

CX Score

+94

Emotional Footprint

91%

Likeliness to Recommend

20

Reviews

Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle Strategic Sourcing

Oracle Sourcing is the third major enhancement delivered in Sourcing in as many years. Following Roll-up 1 and Roll-2, Oracle Sourcing will equip sourcing professionals to tackle more complex categories and implement virtually any sourcing and negotiation strategy.

8.1

Composite Score

8.5

CX Score

+85

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

18

Reviews

SupplyFrame

Polydyne

As the leading provider of global strategic sourcing, product costing, and quoting software, PolyDyne Software has built an impeccable reputation for innovation and excellence.

8.9

Composite Score

9.6

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

91%

Likeliness to Recommend

6

Reviews

Avotus

Avotus Intelli-Sourcing

Avotus ICM Intelli-Sourcing is a unique electronic Request For Proposal (e-RFP) process that regularly delivers 20 to 40 percent savings when sourcing telecom, IT and technology investments. Avotus’ ICM Express product creates leverage for our clients that enable Avotus to deliver exceptional savings, SLA’s and contract terms. Intelli-Sourcing is unique from generalist sourcing telecom platforms for its ability to simultaneously manage complex telecom e-RFP’s and foster competition on a price and quality basis.

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Composite Score

10.0

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

100%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

Zycus

Zycus Strategic Sourcing Suite

Our comprehensive product portfolio includes applications for both the strategic and the operational aspects of procurement - eProcurement, eInvoicing, Spend Analysis, eSourcing, Contract Management, Supplier Management and Financial Savings Management.

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Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

94%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

Ivalua

Ivalua Strategic Sourcing

The Ivalua Strategic Sourcing solution provides a comprehensive, intuitive and collaborative toolset to automate sourcing of 100% of your spend no matter how simple or complex, tactical or strategic the sourcing process is.

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Composite Score

7.6

CX Score

+62

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

IBM

IBM Emptoris Sourcing

IBM® Emptoris® Sourcing enables companies to optimize value, as well as price, from their supply base by factoring cost, risk and performance into sourcing decisions. It automates various sourcing events from reverse auctions to complex multi-stage negotiations and provides both broad and granular visibility into corporate sourcing data.

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CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Scanmarket

The Scanmarket Platform

Scanmarket is one of few strategic sourcing solution providers capable of delivering innovative yet user-friendly quality technology, combined with solid execution, support & services

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Jaggaer (SciQuest)

SciQuest Sourcing Director

Manually handling your organization’s strategic sourcing events could be costing you more than time and aggravation. Research shows organizations that automate their sourcing efforts save an average of 16 percent. Sourcing Director helps you create events, manage bids and award contracts automatically, reducing the length of routine bidding events by more than half.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

QStrat

QStrat QLM Sourcing

Increase your profitability by using the cloud-based solution that’s trusted by leading automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors. With users in over 22 countries and more than $5 Billion in RFQs issued, QLM Sourcing is built for the enterprise.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

eBid Systems

eBid eXchange

eBid eXchange is a flexible tool for managing Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Proposal (RFPs), Reverse Auctions, and Forward Auctions. It is powerful enough for the procurement professional yet simple enough for the casual user. The time has come to move beyond email and spreadsheets to efficiently engage suppliers for sourcing events, analyze supplier responses, and make smart award decisions. With an e-sourcing solution, you can promote competitive bidding among your vendors to drive down costs.

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Composite Score

10.0

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Puridiom

Puridiom Sourcing

Puridiom eSourcing offers the tools to enhance, improve and accelerate the sourcing process. Your strategic initiatives can be guided by considering cost, unique requirements, project trade-offs, delivery timeframe, supplier performance, and risk factors.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

BravoSolution

BravoAdvantage Sourcing

BravoAdvantage™ Sourcing enables you to work collaboratively to build, issue and evaluate sourcing events via a secure online solution. From sourcing the simplest products to complex categories, BravoAdvantage Sourcing streamlines the way you do business, and lowers costs on both sides of the supply relationship.

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Composite Score

3.9

CX Score

+23

Emotional Footprint

56%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

GEP Worldwide

GEP Strategic Sourcing

GEP is one of the leading providers of strategic sourcing services in the world. Every year, we help hundreds of organizations save billions in spend. Staffed by experienced category specialists, our sourcing teams get sustainable results fast – real results that improve the bottom line and create competitive advantage.

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Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Gatewit

Gatewit Sourcing®

Gatewit Sourcing Gatewit Sourcing offers a set of intuitive features with a simple architecture , entirely user friendly, so that you only worry about what is more important: your business.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

PROACTIS

Proactis Source-to-Contract

PROACTIS procurement solutions provide a framework of sourcing, contract, catalogue, and supplier management capabilities that enable you to leverage your organisation’s full buying power, gain best value agreements, and maximise the percentage of “spend under management” across all categories of spend.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

DirectWorks

DirectWorks Strategic Sourcing

Directworks Strategic Sourcing enables you to more efficiently engage suppliers, obtain and analyze this information, negotiate from a solid fact base, and make the best data-driven sourcing decisions.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Due North

Due North eSourcing

Due North's eSourcing software is a cloud based, strategic solution offering comprehensive search and negotiation technology to create, publish and evaluate sourcing projects no matter their size and complexity.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

eSize

eSize Sourcing

You are looking for the best products and services for the best price and the most favourable terms and conditions. You will have a complete solution for the entire strategic/tactical procurement process with Esize Sourcing. From defining the procurement strategy in an unequivocal and transparent sourcing roadmap to the quotation process and the assessment and selection of suppliers.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

FullStep

FullStep Sourcing Management

Our global sourcing module allows you to efficiently manage you company’s sourcing organization and negotiation processes.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Open Windows

Open Windows Sourcing

The procurement strategic sourcing process has become increasingly complex in recent times as buyers aim to achieve a wider range of goals from their procurement effort. Necessarily, these broader aims demands a more proactive and strategic approach; which, ultimately have to be measured to count, and yet still fall within accepted standards of probity.

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Composite Score

10.0

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Xeeva

Xeeva Sourcing Software

Operationalize your sourcing environment by fostering competition, encouraging value-add from your suppliers and delivering truly sustainable results.

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Composite Score

6.0

CX Score

+38

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Determine

Determine Strategic Sourcing

Our solutions empower you to make informed decisions for maximizing sourcing efforts. Take advantage of seamless integration between spend analytics, sourcing and supplier information for an uninterrupted flow of information throughout the entire strategic sourcing process.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Curtis Fitch

Curtis Fitch Strategic Sourcing

Curtis Fitch is a driving a competitive and compliant supply base. Agile, mobile software. Powered by the cloud.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

PowerAdvocate

PowerAdvocate Strategic Sourcing

PowerAdvocate offers customers a wide range of services to help develop an efficient, sustainable, go-to-market approach and manage category spend to deliver savings. From strategic planning to execution of sourcing events, PowerAdvocate helps to streamline processes, save time and save money all while demonstrating prudency.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

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All Research

Provide Ample Time to Evaluate RFP Proposals Effectively
March 29, 2020

Evaluating vendor proposals is one of the most critical aspects of the RFP process, secondary only to negotiations. The ironic thing is that we've seen too many clients try to abbreviate this activity, take short cuts, or even avoid it altogether. Providing ample time for your team to review the vendor RFP responses is critical to a quality review process, while not rushing the evaluation process ensures that you understand their complete offer and proposal.

Author: Steven Jeffery (Info-Tech)

Lower Your IT Expense With Reverse Auctions
March 03, 2020

If you are experiencing pressure to lower your IT expense, a reverse auction might be a quick, efficient answer to ensure you are getting a competitive price.

Author: Steven Jeffery (Info-Tech)

Citrix Systems Remain Vulnerable Despite Patching Attempts
February 04, 2020

A Citrix vulnerability first discovered on December 17, 2019 is being continually exploited by ransomware attackers despite patching attempts by Citrix.

Author: Isaac Kinsella (Info-Tech)

Project Zero Extends Its Vulnerability Disclosure Agreement to 90 Days, Changes to Follow
February 04, 2020

Project Zero is changing its vulnerability disclosure policy to give software developers more time to patch vulnerabilities. The policy is now shifted to a stringent 90-day policy.

Author: Isaac Kinsella (Info-Tech)

Can a Vendor Management Initiative Influence Organizational Performance?
February 03, 2020

Can a vendor management initiative influence organizational performance? The concise answer to this question is yes. However, this influence doesn’t occur overnight.

Author: Steven Jeffery (Info-Tech)

Bishop Fox Discovers Eight Vulnerabilities in ConnectWise: Patching a Managed Service Provider
January 30, 2020

Cybersecurity firm Bishop Fox identified eight vulnerabilities in ConnectWise’s remote control and remote access software.

Author: Isaac Kinsella (Info-Tech)

Tenable Chosen as the Successor for BeyondTrust’s Vulnerability Management Suite; BeyondTrust Steps Aside
January 30, 2020

Announced on December 31, 2019, BeyondTrust named Tenable as the successor to its Vulnerability Management suite.

Author: Isaac Kinsella (Info-Tech)

Department of Defense Seeks Improved Patch Management Tech: Why You Should Care
January 30, 2020

On January 15, 2020, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued an open call to vendors to fulfill a contract to help improve their technology and inventory management.

Author: Isaac Kinsella (Info-Tech)

Does Your Strategic Vendor Consider You a Strategic Customer?
November 06, 2019

Whether you are using Info-Tech’s Commodity, Operational, Strategic, Tactical (C.O.S.T.) model to classify your vendors or you arbitrarily label high spend/critical vendors as strategic, it begs the question: “Does your vendor truly view you as a strategic customer?”

Author: Steven Jeffery (Info-Tech)