In this Spend Matters PRO Vendor Analysis, we give an overview of Zumen, a source-to-contract (S2C) solution built for direct materials. Zumen is for discrete manufacturers that want to improve their product to market management speed by bringing all the NPI/D (New Product Introduction/Development) activities into a single, transparent system of record that integrates easily with their ERP and product and engineering tools (PLM). It also supports transactional (P2P) activities in the context of direct materials management.
Direct material procurement is critical for industrial companies, and it is under growing pressures like competition, supply chain disruptions, evolving customer demands, etc. Therefore, as we highlighted in a recent series dedicated to Design for Supply (DFS), teams need to ramp up capabilities and have the right tools.
Here’s why Zumen matters:
- To the market — Zumen is a newcomer to the market of solutions dedicated to direct materials sourcing, but it already offers robust capabilities that make it a serious contender.
- To customers — Discrete manufacturers using Zumen can secure the launch of new products with robust program management and BoM-based sourcing capabilities.
- To potential buyers — Zumen is a good fit for manufacturers that do not have a solution with the needed features for direct materials management that, despite its young age, it already covers.
This Spend Matters PRO Vendor Analysis gives an overview of the vendor’s capabilities, its competitors, provides tech selection tips and closes with key analyst takeaways.