May 2020: Turnstone run a cost saving webinar for Inflexion private equity, to the CTO’s of around 25 of their portfolio companies. Focused on the common exposures in IT contracts and how to methodically address cost reduction, Inflexion published a summary as here
Jan 2020: Turnstone complete a software selection for a training company, replacing their aged legacy systems with one central suite that manages their end to end process. Achieved a 24% cost reduction, plus 20 service and contractual terms improved with the winning supplier.
“Being the size we are, we do not employ IT SME’s or Procurement specialists, so having an IT Procurement consultant has been invaluable for TS4U to select a new Learning Management System that aligns with our vision, strategy and business needs. Turnstone guided us all the way through the process, their knowledge of negotiating technical T&C’s that support our business was critical to get a successful conclusion to this project” – Neil Johnson MD, Tradeskills 4U
Nov 2019: Turnstone engage with a private equity company to find a replacement IT outsource / Managed Service Provider (MSP), which meets their specific requirements for service and regulation.
July 2019: Turnstone completed a contract MOT that led to £17K saving p.a 25% actual saving for a software development company.
Apr 2019: Turnstone complete an RFP for Managed Detection & Response (MDR) / SIEM (Security information and Event Management) service. A burgeoning area of the market, for a client who wished to move the service out to a third party, for 24×7 operation.
Mar 2019: Turnstone assist Simmons&Simmons law firm in outsourcing a key IT service:-
“When we decided to buy a new managed service, it was important that we could run a thorough selection process. Turnstone made it easy and their consultant instilled confidence. They worked well with our team and took on the workload of creating a robust RFP and selection of the best bidders. I’m confident that we not only made the right choice of supplier, but also now have comprehensive SLAs and safer contract terms. We’d certainly consider using Turnstone again on key IT contracts.”
Rob Morgan, Head of IT Infrastructure
August 2018: Turnstone start work with a well known high street retailer, on an RFP process to select new CRM / Customer Experience technology, to rationalise and improve their current mix of point solutions.
July 2018: Turnstone move to the next phase with a major national rail organisation, to select the providers on a major technology refresh, covering website content, CRM, middleware and systems integration.
Our most recent pieces published in the IT press:-
IT Procurement: Still the Wild West – and it favours the vendors
Published in Computer Business Review 27/6/2018
‘The biggest ever shake-up of Cloud contracts?’
Published in Comparethecloud.net 13/2/2018
‘Review your IT supplier contracts to reflect changing technology & GDPR
Published in SCMagazine.com 30/5/2018