While the Providers to Know include the most robust and well-known companies in the procurement world, the Providers to Watch list comprises firms bringing exciting and innovative solutions to the market. This year sees more changes to the lists; the 2019 Providers to Know include seven vendors who have graduated from the 50 to Watch list — and six more who were not featured in 2018 at all. Similarly, half of the Providers to Watch this year are receiving the honor for the first time.
“In all key solution areas, procurement providers are refining and expanding their capabilities faster than before,” says Jason Busch, Founder and Managing Director at Spend Matters. “Spend Matters continues to cover this rapid evolution of technology and solutions. Especially as ISM® highlights innovation in procurement, we are excited to partner with them to honor the providers who set the industry standard as well as innovative newcomers.”
As in previous years, the lists will generate keen interest at ISM2019, where many will receive their recognition plaques on the exhibit floor.
“As an unbiased source leading the supply management profession, the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is pleased to have Spend Matters release the 2019 ’50 Providers to Know and ’50 Providers to Watch’ lists at ISM’s Annual Conference,” said ISM CEO Tom Derry. “We view Spend Matters as a valued partner for supply management professionals, and know that these lists provide insights as well as tools for improved decision-making.”
Vendors listed on the ‘50 Providers to Watch/50 Providers to Know’ lists were independently selected by Spend Matters’ analyst team based on each provider’s merits and much internal debate.
To learn more about the selection process, join Spend Matters Chief Research Officer Pierre Mitchell and the analyst team in a Q&A webinar on Tuesday, April 16th (12pm CT) as they explore what you should know about the 2019 Providers to Watch and Know.View the 2019 lists here: 50 Providers to Know and 50 Providers to Watch
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