Gartner BuySmart™: Confidently Manage the Technology Evaluation Process

Streamline your team’s path to better technology decisions— fueled by industry‑leading Gartner insights.

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Use Gartner BuySmart™ to:


Use Gartner BuySmart™ proprietary insights to organize your team, prioritize requirements and identify key vendors for consideration.


Manage all your team’s evaluations with fully customizable checklists, team assignments, standardized individual scoresheets and more. 


Feel confident in your final decision by using your aggregated team scores that remove bias and help you choose the right vendor.


Optimize your spend and reduce risk with a Gartner expert proposal review*. Contact your Gartner Representative for more details.
(*Available for entitled products.)

How Gartner BuySmart™ works

Start with a template, powered by Gartner insights

Kickstart your search in the BuySmart template hub with 100+ templates to choose from, covering top technologies like Cloud infrastructure, API management, CRM and more. Each template is fully customizable to fit your team’s needs and is packed full of Gartner peer and expert insights. 

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Manage all your team’s evaluations in one place

Save time managing unnecessary emails and spreadsheets by inviting your full evaluation team to collaborate on our centralized workflow. Easily define your objectives and budget, while keeping track of all your deadlines and tasks in one location.

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Review and prioritize requirements

Gain alignment with your evaluation team on what matters most using our template’s pre-defined, customizable checklists and requirements that are backed by Gartner insights. Go deeper by adding your own requirements, adjusting the priority level of each, and selecting category weights.

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Evaluate vendors to find the best fit

Gartner BuySmart™ uses exclusive Gartner insights to surface the most relevant vendors for your team to consider. Once you identify your shortlist, assign team members to score against your requirements and get a standardized comparison of each vendor using the aggregated team scorecard.

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Reduce risk and make your final decision with confidence

Once your team has selected the vendor that is the best fit for your organization, easily share the selection report to review details with stakeholders. You can further optimize spending and reduce risk by working with your Gartner representative to schedule a proposal review with a Gartner Expert.

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What you’ll get

Access to 100+ templates covering top technology markets

Pre-defined, fully customizable checklists and requirements

Collaboration features to support your team’s workflow all in one place

Standardized scoring to build confidence in your vendor selection

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Start managing your technology evaluations today.