I sometimes get questions from clients about solutions for contingent workforce management. We have not done a MarketScope or Magic Quadrant on this market at this point. However, it is an area that we are monitoring and I will be publishing a more detailed note in 2006. In the interim, I thought I would post a listing of vendors that have solutions in this space. There are five main categories of vendors in the market:
Procurement-Focused Vendors -- These niche vendors really target the procurement organization with their solutions and are evolving into platforms for broader services procurement.
HR-Focused Vendors -- These vendors come from an HR-background (recruitment) and have either built their own solution or have acquired a procurement-focused vendor.
Subsidiaries of Staffing Firms -- These providers offer vendor-neutral software and service solutions but are separate entities from their staffing service parents.
Staffing Firms -- Some of the large staffing firms offer software and managed services for contingent workforce management.