Aberdeen Report Available

There is a very good new analyst benchmark report now available which is titled “On Demand Supply Management: Supply Management as a Service”. This has been a huge topic on ESF and other blogs throughout the spring and will be a huge topic for some time to come. Aberdeen includes Sourcing, Procurement, Contract Management, Spend Analysis, Invoice Reconciliation & Payment, Catalog Management and Supplier Enablement as parts of SMaaS. To receive a free copy of the report, please request it here.

Among some of the findings include:

  1. 28% of respondents currently have sourcing functionality through a SMaaS model; 20% have budgeted for SMaaS sourcing functionality and almost 40% plan to consider it.
  2. Over 60% of CPOs, SVPs/VPs of Supply Chain and Purchasing are supporters of on-demand supply management.
  3. 57% of respondents feel the ROI of on-demand supply management tools is better than traditional installed – behind the firewall applications.

Over the next few weeks, we will be outlining some of the findings in detail as it relates to the Supply/Spend Management industry and functionality.

2 Responses to Aberdeen Report Available

  1. First of all, thanks for the blog. One of my weekly “must reads”. Keep up the good work.

    I love Aberdeen’s research. They really do a great job of researching this space but “SMaaS”? I know the terms consulting and outsourcing have been phased out for a hundred different reasons but this is getting a bit ridiculous. I know the marketers pay the freight for the research but it still needs to make sense for the majority of purchasing professionals that will be calling on these services.

    Maybe I am just getting too old to work in this industry (I just turned 30). Good thing I have this blog to keep me up to date.

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