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The Smart Cube named a Spend Matters ’50 Providers to Know’ for 2020

21/04/2020

LONDON/CHICAGO – 21 April 2020: The Smart Cube, a global provider of strategic research and analytics solutions, has been named as one of Spend Matters 50 Providers to Know for 2020.

Spend Matters is the leading solution intelligence source for procurement and supply chain professionals. The annual 50 Providers to Know and 50 Providers to Watch lists are determined by the entire Spend Matters analyst team to represent the best of the commercial providers that serve enterprise-level procurement organisations. 

The 50 Providers to Know list comprises industry-leading, proven providers – the best-in-class companies in the procurement and supply chain market, who lead the charge on new procurement technologies and services, setting the industry standard. Vendors listed are independently selected over multiple rounds of debate, focusing on factors such as innovation, market presence, tech competency and solution delivery.

Over the past year, The Smart Cube has strengthened its position in the market, addressing the evolving intelligence and analytics needs of procurement teams worldwide and across industry sectors, including:

  1. New solutions for supplier risk intelligenceprocurement analytics and transportation analytics
  2. Amplifi PRO, its on-demand digital procurement intelligence platform
  3. Most recently, a dedicated COVID-19 Resource Centre, providing free market intelligence to help businesses understand and mitigate risks arising from the global pandemic.

“The Smart Cube is well known for its cross-category expertise and ability to advise clients on a range of procurement challenges. But what has kept the firm on the 50 Providers to Know list for multiple years is its commitment to continuous innovation,” said Nick Heinzmann, research analyst at Spend Matters. “Within the past year, The Smart Cube has launched several new technology-enabled offerings for use by its clients. Each addresses a unique use case — for example, managing commodity price volatility via a mix of client-tailored internal and external data feeds — supported by The Smart Cube’s own managed services. The result is an augmentation of the procurement organization’s own capabilities, allowing them to increase the transparency and visibility of their supply chains, proactively manage a broad spectrum of risks, and, of course, better manage costs even in difficult market conditions.”

Commenting on the news, The Smart Cube’s co-founder and CEO Gautam Singh, said: “It is a privilege to be awarded a place on the Spend Matters ‘50 Providers to Know’ list. This recognition from an influential industry third-party reflects our work over the past year to strengthen what we bring to the procurement market, including new solutions to address evolving intelligence and analytics needs, and Amplifi PRO, our on-demand digital procurement intelligence platform.”

About Spend Matters – Solution Intelligence for Procurement

Spend Matters is the leading solution intelligence source for procurement and supply chain professionals. Combining deep technology analysis and tailored advisory services with daily news coverage and subscription research, Spend Matters is trusted by CPOs, consultants, investors and solution providers alike as their procurement technology intelligence partner. Spend Matters is owned and managed by Azul Partners, Inc.