On-demand Supply Management Seen Increasing Spend under Management

Aberdeen study finds Web 2.0 capabilities available in supply management communities

  • A preference for Web 2.0-style community metrics to help supply management professionals benchmark their performance vs. peers.

  • The preference for a "shared-instance, multi-tenant" approach vs. separate instances of a solution by enterprise.

  • An on-demand solution is a three-year decision and may be re-evaluated compared to the 10-15-year ERP decision.

  • The strong preference (twice as many respondents) was for a flat-fee on a monthly subscription basis, inclusive of software, support and hosting costs.

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