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The Forrester Wave™: eSourcing, Q1 2009

Ariba, Emptoris, And Oracle E-Business Suite Are The Leading Tools For Enterprises Wanting To Improve Their Online Strategic Sourcing

Why Read This Report

In Forrester's 54-criteria evaluation of eSourcing vendors, we found that Ariba, Emptoris, and Oracle E-Business Suite are Leaders, due to their support for global program management and advanced sourcing techniques. Companies looking to implement online sourcing events can also choose from a diverse group of Strong Performers. BravoSolution and i-Faber deliver fully managed eSourcing services based on solid products. Agentrics and Siemens PLM Software lead for customers in their target verticals. Oracle's PeopleSoft and SAP have competitive offerings for users of their ERP suites. Last but not least, Zycus is a newcomer building on its excellent reputation in the related category of spend analysis. Enterprises should use our Forrester Wave™ tool to guide their selection once they have determined their own priorities. Prospective buyers should also consider our assessment of the vendors' strategies to ensure that their pick will continue to thrive in this growing but increasingly competitive market.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Effective Sourcing Is Vital In A Recession
  • eSourcing Evaluation Overview
  • Ariba, Emptoris and Oracle Earn Leader Rating
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents