GEP SMART Alternatives and Competitors

Read reviews of GEP SMART alternatives and competitors

Real User
Sr. Manager, Procurement & Systems Support at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 17 2019

What is most valuable?

The spend module is the most valuable. After that would be sourcing and contracts. Spend gives us a way to put all of our spend in one area and use a category hierarchy to pull real-time spend data… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The spend module is helpful because, while the way we used to do it didn't take a lot of time, we were waiting on data. We'd only get it a couple of times a year and there would usually be a pretty… more»

What needs improvement?

The loading of the contracts could be a little bit easier. I'd like to see a little bit more of AI brought in, to the point that it's actually reading the contract and automating some things, like… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

My advice is that it's "garbage in, garbage out" in terms of the data. You want to make sure your data is as clean as possible going in. Take the time, at first, to categorize with it in the spend… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did a comprehensive RFP before we narrowed it down to SAP Ariba, which we mostly kept as a finalist due to our relationship with SAP as our ERP system. And we also had Zycus as a finalist. But… more»
Real User
Associate Director, Sourcing and Contracts Technology at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 30 2019

What is most valuable?

GEP SMART is a very intuitive technology. Most of the time people can get a pretty good sense of how to navigate within the tool, although there are some areas that are not as easy to figure out. The… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We didn't have a single sourcing technology within the two university systems. With GEP SMART, we have that one sourcing technology. There's a huge process improvement. If one campus wants to send out… more»

What needs improvement?

I don't think their supplier management module is ready, from a full supply-relationship management perspective. The scope is very limited for supplier management. Also, in the contract module, the… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Our previous solution had a very limited scope. We didn't have a full-blown source-to-contract suite implemented. It wasn't apples-to-apples. Some of our campuses didn't have anything at all.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you test every element of it and make sure any problems are fixed. We communicate with some of GEP's current clients and they don't do enough testing. After they implement it they start… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We reviewed about 25 suppliers. The finalists, in addition to GEP SMART, were * Coupa * SAP Ariba * JAGGAER * Apttus. Coupa dropped out during the final round. Apttus didn't have a spend module, which… more»