Accounting Software Category Procurement Intelligence Report

Access curated Accounting Software procurement intelligence and solve all your questions on Accounting Software procurement outlook, cost saving opportunities in Accounting Software procurement and potential Accounting Software partners.

Accounting Software is an essential part of the End User Software and Hardware category which includes all spend relating to the provision of off the shelf software, computer equipment, components, upgradation and replacement.

Key questions on L4 procurement answered by this report

Strategic Sourcing Guide to Accounting Software Procurement

Overview

The market for End User Software and Hardware and its sub-segments such as Accounting Software are at an interesting intersection. The cut-throat competition in the category is compelling suppliers to go aggressive on their pricing structure and increase their spend on sales and marketing activities. As a result, most suppliers are feeling a pressure on their margins and trying to offer higher margin value added services to have a better control on their profitability.

Global market is facing a shortage of professionals with requisite skills and training. Minimum wages and stringent regulations are compelling suppliers to increase their employee expenses which are expected to have an inflationary impact on buyer's procurement cost.

The supply market has undergone several structural changes including introduction of several new vendors every year, M&As and vertical integration efforts of suppliers. This has resulted in some issues such as erosion of previously established supplier relationships but has also opened new opportunities to onboard new suppliers that offer a solution with better fitment or a wider range of offerings in .

Trends like these and many others discussed in this report are necessitating a relook at the way Accounting Software is procured and the procurement cost saving opportunities that exist.

Accounting Software Procurement Best Practices

It has become imperative for category managers to remain as agile as possible in terms of their procurement practices. However, it is not always easy to quickly spot and implement alternative practices in a category like Accounting Software. To help quick decision making, this report advises on several procurement best practices that have worked well for category managers.

For example, Adequate RFP response time should be built in for prospective suppliers to enable them understand the scope and usage patterns properly.

Transferring to a new supplier can be often costly and can further get exacerbated by instances of vendor lock-ins. Buyers must scrutinize the offerings of service providers for any possibilities of vendor lock-ins and demand client testimonials from service providers to assess such possibilities. Watch out for products/services that are priced excessively low, as they can often result in costly lock-ins.

Procurement functions should develop custom processes to gain better visibility and involve Accounting Software suppliers early in the procurement process.


Activate your free account to gain easy access to cutting edge research and insights on consumers, emerging price trends, global and regional suppliers.

Risks in Accounting Software procurement

Accounting Software procurement managers also need to proactively identify and mitigate potential risks that can arise in the supply chain or contracts for Accounting Software procurement. Some examples include:


  • Privacy regulations regarding the information gathered, used, and exchanged by service providers vary across regions. This increases the risk of non-compliance, which can lead to the payment of hefty fines and penalties
  • An increase in the integration of IT systems is amplifying the risk of cyberattacks and theft of sensitive data
  • Pricing terms in the contract could prove to be inadequate to safeguard the buyer from impact of a sudden increase in supplier's cost, often arising from a lack of clarity on scope of products or services to be delivered

For detailed insights and complete access to our report library, activate your free account!

Who should read this report

  • The report is intended to serve as a one-stop reference guide for Accounting Software procurement strategy and offers a perfect blend of category basics with deep-dive category data and insights. Therefore, it is ideal for category beginners looking for “Accounting Software: Procurement Report 101” as well as for category experts actively tracking the global Accounting Software procurement market.

     

    You may have just initiated your research to design a winning Accounting Software procurement strategy, or you may be a category expert looking for strategic insights and updated data.Either ways, the report has your requirements covered.

SpendEdge Insights Subscription

Get lifetime free access to the richest, most comprehensive collection of procurement intelligence reports and stay up to date on the latest developments and best practices in procurement.


Key questions on Accounting Software procurement answered by this report

    Procurement decisions can prove to be costly in the absence of careful deliberation and evaluation of every available option. In fact, more than 90% of the decision makers we work with acknowledge that timely availability of up-to-date category intelligence can help them make better purchasing decisions. More than 80% of them believe that in-house category intelligence needs to be updated periodically to achieve full benefits. If you have read so far, we are quite sure you agree!!

     

    The Accounting Software procurement report helps take more informed decisions by placing all the critical information and advice at the fingertips of a decision maker. It also specifically answers some of the key questions that we have been routinely asked during our industry outreach initiatives:

     

    • What is the spend potential in the Accounting Software market?
    • What is the correct price to pay for Accounting Software? What are the key trends and factors that influence current and future pricing?
    • Which selection criteria are the most important for Accounting Software Suppliers Market?
    • Who are the top Accounting Software suppliers? What are their cost structures?
    • Which negotiation levers can reduce Accounting Software procurement cost ?
    • What are supplier margins in Accounting Software market?
    • What are the best practices for Accounting Software procurement and what are the potential risks?

SpendEdge Insights has helped procurement professionals and sourcing teams manage multiple spend areas and achieve more than $2 billion in savings. Activate your free account today!

Accounting Software Category Insights: What is inside

  • A comprehensive drill down on category sourcing execution: Data, insights, advisory

    The Accounting Software market report offers a complete picture of the supply market and analyzes the category from the perspective of both buyers and suppliers. Analysis of the category trends, procurement best practices, negotiation levers and overall category management strategy advisory are interspersed with in-depth data and commentary on spend outlook, pricing ecosystem and supplier landscape drilled down to a region-level coverage.

    Data

    A key highlight of this report is the in-depth outlook created on Accounting Software procurement spend and pricing trends. The report further delves deep into the aspects of cost structure, total cost of ownership and supplier margins for Accounting Software. A dedicated section to supplier profiles and evaluation helps decision makers cast a wider procurement net and identify gaps in existing relationships.

    Insights

    Along with specific category and supplier intelligence, the publication also includes curated insights on Accounting Software market trends, price influencers and inherent risks. These insights help the decision makers prepare for market shaping trends in advance and create alternative strategies for changes in the market conditions.

    Advisory

    Additionally, the report also advises on the best practices and strategies to manage the Accounting Software category efficiently. Negotiation levers and opportunities are explained in detail along with quantification of their potential. Benchmark KPIs for supplier and buyer performance management are also aggregated to better organize the category objectives. Other themes of advisory include ideal procurement organization structure, enablers to achieve KPIs or category objectives and ideal SLAs to have with suppliers.

  • Unrivalled breadth of category analysis: at your fingertips

    Category Ecosystem

    • Buyer and supplier ecosystem
    • Competitiveness index
    • Buyer and supplier power
    • Threat of new entrants and substitutes

    Global and Regional Sourcing Insights

    • Category spend
    • Spend growth
    • Dynamics
    • Opportunities

    Pricing and Cost Analysis

      • Pricing outlook and data
      • Drivers of pricing
      • Cost structure and inputs cost
      • Total cost of ownership
      • Pricing models and margins

    Cost Saving Opportunities & Negotiation Strategies

    • Buyer and supplier side levers
    • Quantified cost saving opportunities
    • Negotiation strategies and quantified outcome

    Procurement Best Practices, Strategy and Enablers

    • Procurement excellence
    • Sustainability and innovation
    • KPIs and category enablers
    • Risk management and outsourcing

    Vendor Analysis

    • RFx essentials and selection criteria
    • SLAs
    • Supplier evaluation metrics
    • Detailed supplier profiles
  • A lucid, easy to read format: Enabling fast decisions

    Our research is complex, but our reports are easy to digest. Quantitative analysis and exhaustive commentary is placed in an easy to read format that gives you an in-depth knowledge on the category without spending hours to figure out “what does it mean for my company?”

Category Research Framework

SpendEdge presents a detailed picture of Accounting Software procurement solutions by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key category influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.

Information Sources

Primary research
Secondary research
Procurement heads
Industry journals and reports
Category managers
Periodicals and new articles
Sourcing consortium professionals
Category webinars
Industry experts and thought leaders
Internal categiry playbooks
Procurement managers
Industry/government websites on regulations, compliance
Category heads of suppliers
Internal databases
Client account heads/managers
Industry blogs/thought leader briefings
Client and industry consultants

Related reports

Global Enterprise Mobility Management Software Market - Procurement Intelligence Report

Global Video Management Software Market - Procurement Intelligence Report

Global Order Tracking Software Market - Procurement Intelligence Report

Global Video Editing Software Market - Procurement Intelligence Report

Global Data Masking Software Market - Procurement Intelligence Report

Global Help Desk and Call Center Software Market - Procurement Intelligence Report

Global Desktop Management Software Market - Procurement Intelligence Report

Global License Management Software Market - Procurement Intelligence Report

Global Application Service Providers Market - Procurement Intelligence Report

Read More

Access this report and our entire procurement platform for free | Plans starting from USD 250 Try For Free