Vendor sourcing and management is the process of procuring, evaluating and engaging vendors for acquiring services and goods by continuously reviewing current needs against purchasing opportunities. It is a systematic approach for optimizing organizations supply base there by improving the overall value proposition. It enables organizations to realize optimum value by ensuring compliance, controlling costs, quality, and mitigating risks. Moreover, it also supports management of billing and shipping activities, thereby reducing billing and shipping errors and enhanced bill processing. High demand for vendor sourcing and management in large scale organizations is witnessed due to development and deployment of sophisticated e-procurement platforms that supports automation of manual processes and improvement of compliance management.
Sourcing and management for IoT, bimodal sourcing and new outsourcing pricing models with cloud services are the major factors boosting the market growth. The other factors contributing to the growth of vendor sourcing and management market are need of better management of internal compliance, need for better visibility in sourcing related data, centralization of vendor procurement processes, globalization, and increasing demand for vendor sourcing and management software tools in financial sector. However, with organizations expanding their line of business, design complexity and time consumption of vendor sourcing and management tools is restraining the market growth. Also, management of manual activities along with supplier evaluation and selection is further hindering the vendor sourcing and management market growth. The adoption of e-procurement system, Request for Proposal (RFP) systems, demand for automation of sourcing and management processes is expected to create growth opportunities for vendors operating in the vendor sourcing and management market during the forecast period..
The global vendor sourcing and management market is segmented based on end-use adoption, deployment type, services and geography. In terms of end-use adoption, the global vendor sourcing and management market is segmented into IT and telecommunication industry, business, financial services and insurance (BFSI) industry, retail industry, manufacturing industries and others. The other segment includes healthcare, energy and power, and travel and logistics industries. Based on deployment type, the global vendor sourcing and management market is segmented into on-premise vendor sourcing and management software systems and cloud based vendor sourcing and procurement software systems. Additionally, on the basis of services the vendor sourcing and management market is segmented as vendor relationship management, vendor management, service delivery management, vendor performance management services, sourcing analytics, vendor procurement services, vendor risk management services, vendor quality management services, shared services management and vendor performance management. Moreover, in terms of geographic regions the global vendor sourcing and management market is classified into North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and South America. North America and Asia Pacific is expected to show sustainable growth due to growth in the adoption of vendor management software tools and focus on improving overall process efficiency. Moreover, Middle East, Africa and Europe are expected to show moderate growth in vendor sourcing and management market during the forecast period due to increasing demand for service delivery management and vendor procurement management from large organizations.
The key players in global vendor sourcing and management market are concentrating on development of vendor management software tools to encounter the rising demand for vendor sourcing and management solutions from the consumers. Some of the key players operating in vendor sourcing and management market are Tipalti Solutions Ltd., Aruvio, Inc., Bravo Solution SPA, Determine Inc, Oracle Corporation, SAP SE, Microsoft Corporation, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP, Technology and Business Integrators, Inc., Infinitive, CobbleStone Systems Corp. and Cognizant Technology Solutions.
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