GEP Worldwide

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GEP Worldwide
Private limited company
IndustryConsulting, business services, software
FounderSubhash Makhija, Roopa Gandhi, Jagadish Turimella, Neha Shah
HeadquartersClark, New Jersey, United States
Area served
Key people
Subhash Makhija
ProductsSMART by GEP Source-to-Pay Procurement Software[2]
ServicesProcurement consulting, supply chain consulting, procurement outsourcing, supply chain outsourcing

GEP is a privately held multinational company that provides strategy (consulting services), software, and managed services (outsourcing) to enterprise procurement and supply chain management teams at Global 2000 and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. The company is headquartered in Clark, New Jersey, USA.[3]


GEP was established in 1999 by Subhash Makhija, Neha Shah, Roopa Gandhi and Jagadish Turimella to provide sourcing and procurement consulting services to enterprises in North America and Europe. The company initially focused on providing procurement consulting services and also developed a number of procurement tools for eRFX, auction management and supplier management to support its clients, offered through the Software as a Service (SaaS) model.

Since then, GEP has added procurement outsourcing, supply chain consulting and outsourcing to its solutions portfolio.[4]


GEP has 14 offices and operations centers in major regional market centers across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe.[4]

Services and products[edit]

Strategy (Consulting services)[edit]

GEP’s procurement consulting services include procurement transformation, opportunity assessment, strategic sourcing, low-cost country sourcing, M&A services, zero-based budgeting, among others.[5] The company’s supply chain consulting services include supply chain strategy, supply chain diagnostics and design, capacity planning, risk management, network optimization and inventory optimization.[5]

Managed services (Outsourcing)[edit]

GEP’s procurement outsourcing services comprise spend analysis, category management, supply market intelligence, transactions management, tail-spend management, procurement support services and end-to-end procurement outsourcing.[5] Supply chain outsourcing services include inventory management, logistics management, planning & forecasting and supply chain data management.[5]

Procurement software[edit]

SMART by GEP is a unified source-to-pay platform developed by GEP on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, delivered through the “Platform as a Service” (PaaS) model. The product is designed for touch and mobile technologies. SMART by GEP’s core functionality includes spend analysis, sourcing, contract management, supplier management and procure-to-pay.[6][7][8]


GEP serves Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises across a wide range of industries, besides large government agencies and nonprofit organizations.[5] [4][8]


In 2012, GEP acquired Enporion, a supply chain management company based in Tampa, Florida.[9] Enporion provided strategic sourcing and e-procurement applications, and served customers in the electric and gas utilities, manufacturing and distribution industries.[10]


In 2016, GEP announced a strategic partnership with Global Risk Management Solutions (GRMS) to incorporate supplier risk profiling to the SMART by GEP procurement software platform.[11]

Awards and recognition[edit]


GEP named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites[12]

GEP wins Best Procure-to-Pay Technology Solutions Provider award at Procurement Leaders Awards[13]

SMART by GEP ranked Leader in IDC Marketscape for Supplier Relationship Management Applications [14]

SMART by GEP ranked Leader in IDC Marketscape for SaaS and Cloud-Enabled and Procurement Applications [15]


GEP named to the IAOP Global Outsourcing 100[16]

SMART by GEP ranked a Leader in The Forrester WaveTM: eProcurement Report[17]

SMART by GEP named Customer and Value Leader in Spend Matters SolutionMapTM[18]


GEP named to the Winner's Circle in HfS Blueprint Report on Procurement as a Service[19]

SMART by GEP ranked Top Performer in PayStream's Procure-to-Pay Navigator Report[20]

Leader in Kennedy Consulting /ALM Research Vanguard for Supply Chain Risk Management Consulting[21]

Leader in Kennedy Consulting /ALM Research Vanguard for Sourcing & Procurement Consulting[22]

Leader and Star Performer on Everest Group’s PEAK MatrixTM of Procurement Outsourcing Service Providers[23]


Top Supplier at the EPIC Procurement Excellence Awards 2015


SMART by GEP ranked among the top 10 spend management software by[24]

“Top 50 Company to Know” in the Spend Matters Almanac[25][26]

Ranked among the top four procurement outsourcing providers in Latin America by Everest Group[27]

“Most Admired Vendor for BPO Sector” at the BPO Excellence Awards[28]


GEP ranked as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites.[29]

Placed in the Winner’s Circle in the HfS Procurement Outsourcing Services Blueprint Report[30]

Named a Star Performer and Procurement Outsourcing Leader in Everest Group’s PEAK (Performance, Experience, Ability, Knowledge) Matrix report[31]


“BPO Organisation of the Year” at BPO Excellence Awards, 2012[32]


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  19. ^ "GEP Honored As Industry-Leading Provider Of Integrated Procurement Solutions In New HfS Research Report". PR Newswire.
  20. ^ "SMART By GEP Achieves Maximum Scores For Key Procure-to-Pay (P2P) Functionalities In New PayStream Navigator Report". PR Newswire.
  21. ^ "GEP Earns Leadership Honors In Supply Chain Consulting, Winning A Top Spot In Prestigious ALM Vanguard Report On Supply Chain Risk Management Consulting". PR Newswire.
  22. ^ "GEP Achieves Top Ranking as Global Consulting Firm, Selected by Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory / ALM Intelligence for Vanguard Honors in Procurement Consulting". PR Newswire.
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  30. ^ "Procurement Outsourcing Blueprint, 2013". HfS Research.
  31. ^ "Procurement Outsourcing PEAK Matrix" (PDF). Everest Group.
  32. ^ "BPO Excellence Awards, 2012".

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