SOURCE: Spend Matters

May 16, 2016 07:00 ET

Spend Matters Reveals the Rising Stars and Must-Know Firms at ISM2016

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) -  Today's release of the Spend Matters 2016 '50 Providers to Watch' and '50 Providers to Know' lists at the Institute for Supply Management's annual conference will surprise and attract the interest of procurement and supply chain professionals around the globe. These lists shine a light on the new technologies driving innovation and changing the way we do business, highlighting the firms leading the charge as well as promising newcomers you should watch in the space.

"Procurement can't be a slave to old technology. Change is coming fast and furious from both new and incumbent providers. At Spend Matters, it's our job to review new procurement technology and service offerings, and provide practitioners with curated vendor intelligence," says Jason Busch, Founder & Head of Strategy, Spend Matters.

This is Spend Matters' third year issuing the 'Providers to Watch/Providers to Know' lists. The providers are selected from the list of companies in the Spend Matters Almanac, and nominations are based on independent interviews and briefings conducted by their analyst team.

Visit the Spend Matters Almanac to access all the providers -- including the 2016 50/50 listings. This directory contains vendor descriptions across 24 categories, as well as unbiased reviews from Spend Matters analysts. It's a valuable resource for procurement professionals seeking "vendor intel" on potential providers.

Tom Derry, CEO, ISM: "Spend Matters continuously provides cutting edge coverage of procurement and supply issues. Their vendor research and analysis is always at the forefront of practitioners' minds. We're excited Spend Matters is releasing the 2016 '50 Providers to Know' and '50 Providers to Watch' listings today at ISM's Annual International Conference: the number one gathering of procurement professionals."

Want to learn more? Join Jason Busch and Pierre Mitchell (Chief Research Officer) for a complimentary webinar on May 31, 2016 at 11 a.m. CT as they share their opinions and insights on the 50/50. Register here.

About Spend Matters:
The flagship site of the Spend Matters Network and operated under the managing company Azul Partners, Inc., Spend Matters is a leading global B2B network focused on procurement and supply chain content with hard-hitting research, analysis, commentary and breaking news coverage. Spend Matters publishes more research than any other analyst firm and produces unmatched subject matter expertise and depth of knowledge from its wealth of contributors, ranging from senior practitioners and consultants to technology experts.

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