Supplier Discovery, Intelligence, and Risk
Use for: comprehensive view of supplier intel startups
Supplier intelligence, strategic sourcing and risk data startup providers are launching offerings at a pace not seen before. To get a comprehensive look at these providers go to the ProcureTech category, in the Market Landscape Map section here.
Use for: access to multiple external data intell offerings
There are a number of excellent data partners in the Marketplace that provide intelligence offerings, such as: Amplifi PRO (The Smart Cube), BitSight, Beroe LiVE.Ai, Craft Supply Chain Intelligence, EcoVadis, and SecurityScorecard, to name a few.
Use for: market and competitive intelligence analysis
Contify is a market and competitive intelligence platform used by businesses to collect, curate, and share intelligence on competitors, customers, and suppliers. Information, aggregated from 500,000+ sources, analyzes competitors and industries.
Use for: holistic, real-time supplier intelligence
Craft provides deep, holistic supplier intelligence across all risk factors. Craft's platform enables professionals to discover, evaluate, and monitor suppliers by tracking thousands of real-time signals across millions of companies globally.
Use for: supplier due diligence and risk management
Dow Jones Risk and Compliance provides research tools and services for on-boarding, vetting, and mitigating third party risk such as bribery and corruption. Another offering, Factiva, is a global news database of nearly 33,000 premium sources.
Use for: managing third party risk and compliance
Exiger helps organizations manage risk and compliance in their third-parties, supply chains and customers through its software and tech-enabled solutions, including the areas of ESG, cyber, financial crime, third-party and supply chain management.
Use for: automated company/market research
Founded five years ago, Forestreet's mission is to democratize market and innovation discovery. Its AI engineered platform helps companies map, categorize, analyze and deeply understand any market in a short period of time.
Use for: supplier discovery and intel, tech landscapes
GigaOm is a technology focused analyst firm and media company. It is a high quality, cost effective alternative to Gartner. Their radar reports provide detailed, comparative analysis that helps tech buyers choose the right solution.
Use for: standardizing sustainability certifications
The Global Sustainable Enterprise System (GSES) addresses the issue of grappling with the large number of sustainability certifications. The platform uses the Global Sustainable Enterprise Standard as the universal language to measure sustainability.
Use for: public sector supplier discovery
Govshop is an AI-enabled market intelligence platform and open market ecosystem specifically built for public sector buyers and emerging/diverse suppliers so they can discover each other and work together to deliver impact on critical public missions.
Use for: monitoring risk ratings of suppliers in real time
Global Risk Management Solutions (GRMS) allows organizations to proactively monitor supplier risk by providing global enterprise wide risk assessments of suppliers, contractors, and service providers.
Use for: SC sustainability compliance monitoring
IntegrityNext provides companies with information on the sustainability and regulatory compliance of their supply chain (SC) using supplier self-assessments and social media monitoring. Monitors 100% of suppliers 24/7 using AI.
Use for: visualized n-tier supplier risk monitoring
Founded in 2005 by Jennifer Bisceglie, Interos uses machine learning and natural language understanding to discover, extract, classify, score risks, and link relationships and events to individual suppliers, regardless of tier.
Use for: global, comprehensive supplier discovery
Kompass is an open access global B2B online directory with 34 million profiles worldwide. Kompass uses a unique classification system which is quite detailed to help you target specific companies/suppliers more easily.
Use for: comprehensive supplier diligence, monitoring
Local Business Publications
Use for: locating hard to find supplier/market info
With local business publications, you can find valuable information provided by business journalists who closely follow the local markets and companies. One of the premier publishers is American City Business Journals.
Use for: supplier discovery - "find the perfect match"
Matchory (combines "to match" and factory) finds and analyzes more than 8 million suppliers worldwide using Big Data and AI. This startup was founded in 2019 and strives to leverage data to achieve the perfect match between buyers and suppliers.
Use for: supplier discovery for custom manufacturers
This free international supplier discovery service includes unique custom manufacturers in more than 100 disciplines, including assembly, CNC machining, die casting, forging, injection molding and fabrication, to name a few.
Use for: carbon calculating and supplier collaboration
Normative's carbon accounting engine calculates the full carbon footprint of enterprises. The Carbon Network allows businesses to collaborate with suppliers to source data, uncover scope 3 emissions insights, and drive real carbon reductions.
Use for: visibility into global portfolio health
Owlin is an AI platform for Third-Party Risk Management and Market Intelligence. They use the latest technologies in NLP and Machine Learning to monitor, analyze, and prioritize the vast amount of information that impacts a business or portfolio.
Use for: supply risk prediction - not real-time detection
Prewave, a Vienna-based startup, has developed a technology for managing risks in supply chains with artificial intelligence that delivers risk predictions instead of real-time detection on critical elements of your enterprise.
Use for: private supplier valuations and fundings
Here, you can find private company financials and revenues; mergers and acquisition deals; firm valuations; venture capital fundings; private equity deals; private and family ownership breakdowns; bankruptcies; restructurings; and competitors.
Use for: evaluate suppliers via peer reviews
Procurated allows users to evaluate vendors based on peer reviews and ratings. It is free for government, education and non-profit users. It has been built by procurement professionals and there is search capability across 50+ categories.
Use for: private and public supplier financial health
RapidRatings’ quantitative Financial Health Ratings (FHR) offers financial health analysis for both national and international public and private companies and is unique in that it rates public and privately held companies globally on the same basis.
Use for: ESG intelligence and monitoring
RepRisk provides ESG risk data for due diligence, research, and monitoring. The RepRisk ESG Risk Platform allows you to conduct in-depth risk research on companies, infrastructure projects, sectors, and countries and monitor ESG risks daily.
Use for: supply chain subtier visibility and monitoring
Resilinc enables supply chain visibility by creating supplier multi-tier intelligence and mapping it. The strength of this solution is that it visually maps the interrelationships between the multi-tiers in your supply chain and identifies potential choke/failure points.
Use for: muti-tier supply chain risk monitoring
riskmethods offers a cloud-based supply chain and supplier risk solution where it identifies multi-tiers of supplier production and transportation sites and monitors all types of risk found in the supply chain including supplier, country, and location site.
Use for: supply discovery, validation, data unification
scoutbee is powered by AI and tracks continuously curated data, utilizing millions of data points. Supplier information is brought together to provide deep insights for strategic sourcing. In May 2022, SCOUTBEE Supplier Intelligence was released.
Use for: supplier ethical assessments
Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), a nonprofit membership-based organization, is a collaborative platform that shares supply chain data for analyzing ethical assessments, For buyers, a variety of reporting tools are available for tracking suppliers’ performance.
Use for: end-to-end supply chain transparency
Sourcemap provides supply chain transparency and traceability, including end-to-end supply chain due diligence, customs compliance, environmental and social sustainability, business continuity, operations planning and more.
Use for: direct materials development and sourcing
Supplyframe’s DSI Network provides manufacturers and users access to comprehensive and updated information on over 1 billion in-market part attributes, including real-time availability and lead-time data, along with 700,000 downloadable 2D/3D models.
Use for: supplier data foundation and discovery
Originally debuting as a supplier discovery provider, TealBook delivers a supplier data foundation that unifies and optimizes existing technology investments with robust, up-to-date supplier data. TealBook is a high growth startup with a strategic offering.
Use for: open access industrial supplier discovery
Thomasnet.com is a standard reference that has been a favorite of industrial buyers for years. The platform allows for supplier discovery and product sourcing, access to CAD models, diversity and quality designations, and industry news.
Use for: efficient onboarding & quality supplier data
The Trust Your Supplier blockchain network is designed to improve all parts of the supplier life cycle information management process, starting with supplier discovery with quality integrated risk data from third-party partners.
Use for: public supplier operations and financial info
Look at SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) filings for current and historical company, and other filings, for publicly traded companies (e.g., 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks) through its EDGAR retrieval system.