Ardent Partners evaluated eleven Vendor Management Systems (VMS) solution providers for this year’s report. We’re thrilled Ardent recognized Utmost as a Market Leader, both on solution strength and provider strength.
Ardent Partners, a supply management marketplace research and advisory firm, selected Utmost and its modern Extended Workforce System (EWS) as a “Market Leader” in its 2022 VMS Technology Advisor report. Ardent Partners evaluated eleven Vendor Management Systems (VMS) solution providers based on Solution Strength and Provider Strength criteria.
From the beginning, the goal was to design a technology that was bigger than the traditional, point-to-point financial management systems that existed in the market. Utmost set out to improve how work gets done, now and in the future. Ardent recognizes this, writing that Utmost is “a ‘single source of truth’ for all of a company’s workers, not just extended talent; as such, Utmost’s core VMS functionality takes into account a customer’s total talent pool when developing new requisitions, extracting analytics-led insights, and gauging required resources for a new position, project, or role.”
“Utmost is a next-generation VMS platform that is founded on Future of Work principles,” said Christopher J. Dwyer, SVP of Research at Ardent Partners, Managing Director of the Future of Work Exchange, and author of the new report. “Through its robust range of powerful functionality, Utmost is disrupting a mature solutions industry by offering deep total talent intelligence and technology that is actively transforming the way both procurement and HR leaders are leveraging VMS automation to not only manage its contingent and extended workforce, but also address how work is done.”
The report highlights Utmost’s strengths as “committed to innovation around all facets of extended workforce management, with a unique ability to transform the foundational elements of total talent management.”
Of its decision to name Utmost as a “Market Leader,” Ardent writes: “Utmost boasts a wealth of innovative modules, including an omni-channel talent sourcing solution (Front Door), global worker tracking (enabling total talent intelligence), a reimagined services procurement tool, and a burgeoning talent technology ecosystem.”
“We’ve designed a configurable, single source of truth for the enterprise, worker, and supplier,” said CEO and co-founder Annrai O’Toole. “This industry needed a purpose-built technology, built from the ground up, that meets today’s workforce where it is. Utmost offers a seamless UI, total talent intelligence, and flexibility to scale in an agile way with the needs of the business.”