In August, 2002, B2B Analysts recently released a 175-page report on strategic
sourcing technologies, which we sold for $2200.00.
Since it is over a year since the report was published, we have
made many of the conclusions publicly available on the web. You can
get summaries of our assessments of all the vendors we covered (43 in all)
by following the links at left.
Most analyst firms who publish reports would never let anybody
see them a year later. Their conclusions would look too odd.
But we find that overall, we still agree with most of what we
said back then. Companies that we thought were in trouble back
then (many of whom called us and gave us a piece of their mind) have
mostly been acquired or gone out of business. Companies that we thought
were strong have mostly gained share.
One reason for this is that the report was (and is)
the only report on the market that can fairly claim to be
neutral and objective.
We are now in the process of revising this report. If you would
like a copy of the new assessments when they are released, please
Like the old report, the new report
is more than a series of assessments.
The report talks at some length about assessing one's
own sourcing capabilities and deciding on a strategy
for improving sourcing maturity. Auctions are not
enough, we have all discovered; as the report points out,
they are often not even the best way in.
The new (and old) reports also contain a discussion of
what companies should look for in sourcing vendors and a method
for evaluating the maturity of product offerings. This has
some real value for companies that are seriously interested
in sourcing software.
If you would like a copy of the old report while you are
waiting for the new one, do contact us.
You can also get assessments of individual companies by
selecting from the list below.