The Need to Be Lean and Mean

Aberdeen predicts continued growth in efficiency

Boston, MA  March 21, 2001  In a report released today, market analysis and positioning services firm Aberdeen Group states that enterprise demand for tighter and more-efficient buyer and supplier management functions will result in a technology-enabling market sized at more than $20 billion by 2003. This market will be comprised of segments that include general market management platforms (top-tier and mid-tier); market-enabling components; and vertical market technology. The report states that by 2003, more than $2 trillion in transactions will run through value chains comprised of electronic B2B systems, and nearly half of these transactions will be driven through private or public electronic market management systems, i.e. Net markets.

"For enterprises to remain viable, inefficiencies must be squeezed out of their supply and demand chains," says report author William Brandel. "Electronic markets and process hubs will play a critical role in coordinating process functions between market participants. This dynamic will drive demand for technology that enables companies to either participate in or build these electronic value chains."

The report, titled Net Market Technology: Internet Hubs Drive Business Process Reengineering,analyzes the interdependent relationships between Net markets and technology providers; evaluates technology platforms and business models; and pinpoints emerging trends and horizontal markets.

Profiled suppliers are: @TheMoment, Inc.; Adaptive Trade; Ariba, Inc.; Atlas Commerce; BroadVision, Inc.; Calico Commerce, Inc.; Clarus; Commerce One Inc.; Consolidated Commerce, Inc.; CoreCommerce; Emptoris; Exterprise; Glovia International; i2 Technologies, Inc.; Idapta; Infobank International Holdings plc; iPlanet (e-commerce Solutions, a Sun-Netscape Alliance); Metiom; Moai; Onedayfree, Inc.; onExchange, Inc.; Oracle Corp.; Peoplesoft; Perfect; PurchasePro; SciQuest, Inc.; Siebel Systems, Inc.; SupplyWorks, Inc.; TruExchange; VerticalNet, Inc.;; and Xchain. 

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