One of the things that annoyed me as we moved from the ’90’s into this decade, was that what was once innovative suddenly became a commodity. I mean, c’mon, look how many reverse auction and eSourcing solutions there are out there now. And all of the vendors say “Our solution is so easy to use!” I think that every buyer has heard that line from at least 100 other vendors!
But now things are getting exciting. What supply chain technology vendor(s) will pull ahead? Will it be Minahan’s Procuri, or Ketera, or another long-time player? Or will a new startup come out of nowhere to dominate?
Hang tight, it could be an exciting ride. Let’s just hope the economy is solid enough to sustain the momentum that these supply chain technology vendors are generating!