Cost Reduction & Tendering

Keeping IT costs down whilst managing the day to day workload can be challenging.  Maintaining

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Discovery & Audit

Unearthing your hidden savings...

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Organisational Change & Strategy

In today's market, your capability and bandwidth for commercial IT negotiations are

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Vendor Management

  • Managing your whole portfolio of suppliers, year round, can be a lot of work
  • Often there is barely time for the top vendors
  • For the rest it's often reactive, on 'best endeavours' or left to technical staff

More organisations are now resourcing this key area:-
“Corporate success will increasingly be dictated by how well a company can control its supply base, create continuous performance improvement and identify and mitigate liabilities.”       Aberdeen Group

Challenges

  • Supplier performance tends to slip if unmonitored
  • Renewals need planning and are easily missed
  • Unused services, scope creep or unpaid rebates can all increase costs
  • Your licensing position, risk and compliance are becoming more important
  • How to keep up with supplier innovation
  • Avoiding your team getting bogged down in supplier commercial matters

We will

Undertake these regular VM tasks:-

  1. Quarterly supplier performance meetings
  2. Managing supplier renewals
  3. Maintaining the forward plan of activity
  4. Managing supplier exits
  5. Checking new contracts before signature
  6. Reviewing existing contracts for gaps
  7. Creating or negotiating key documents
  8. Engaging with your stakeholders for background & needs


One Off

  1. Indexing all IT contracts, logging key dates and stakeholders
  2. Vendor consolidation opportunities
  3. Analysing spend data and categorising suppliers
  4. Improving your VM processes
  5. Developing supplier scorecards

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