One data point does not prove an argument but look at Zycus’ recent announcement of their sourcing software, a commented on by Jason Busch:
Zycus iSource – Zycus iSource is an eSourcing module that provides comprehensive RFX processing, objective supplier bid evaluation and multiple negotiation techniques. Zycus has leveraged Web 2.0 technologies including Drag-and-Drop for RFX creation, Interactive graphical analysis, and collaborative workflow to provide end users the simplicity, speed and power that encourage adoption.
“In order to be more broadly adopted, sourcing tools need easier to use functionality for constructing requests, evaluating bids, and archiving the results of events in a searchable fashion,” said Deborah Wilson, Research Director at Gartner Inc.
Good to see people buying into the idea that consumerisation is the future of business technology. Though whether Zycus have simplified the tool sufficiently is an open question at this point 🙂