Sourcing & Vendor Relationships Advisory Service
- ID: 687021
- May 2015
- Region: Global
- Cutter Consortium
Sourcing and Vendor Relationships Advisory Service puts the leading experts to work to provide you with objective information, advice and data to help you make sense of all your sourcing options. The service will help you develop a sourcing strategy that will free up scarce and expensive resources, so you can concentrate on development projects that propel you toward gaining or maintaining your company's competitive edge.
The Sourcing and Vendor Relationships Advisory Service provides you with strategies, advice and techniques for creating and maintaining sound vendor relationships. With the stakes so high, managing relationships with your vendors/partners can be one of the most critical elements of your IT strategy. You'll get expert advice on negotiating agreements, dealing with mergers and acquisitions in the packaged application space, successfully navigating difficult conversations and choosing the right vendor from product, service and cultural perspectives.
Each quarterly Executive Report is an in-depth study of one of the critical topics in sourcing and vendor relationships management, and will help you and members of your IT team understand and prepare for the challenges you face. Upcoming topics include single source vs. multivendor arrangements, establishing appropriate staffing to manage outsourced projects, developing a vendor management organization, creating and implementing a metrics program, the shifting software licensing landscape, negotiating second-generation contracts, strengthening your company's value chain, risk management in sourcing and IT governance and outsourcing.
The Executive Reports are accompanied by a separate, quick-read Executive Summary aimed at senior management and provides them with the bottom-line impact of the Report's topic on the organization.
A continuous flow of Updates give you a close look at what's happening in the sourcing and vendor relationships arena. Interviews with Senior Consultants give you insight into the challenges organizations like yours are facing. You'll get reviews of outsourcing providers and discussion of mergers and acquisitions in the packaged application space -- and what they'll mean to you. You'll get analysis of exclusive Cutter survey data, along with other information, data and advice that you can apply immediately in your enterprise.
Sourcing and Vendor Relationships E-Mail Advisor:
The twice-monthly SVR E-Mail Advisor is written by a team of experts dedicated to giving you a realistic view of the issues facing organizations as they deal with sourcing and software/services procurement and management issues. From avoiding legal pitfalls to human resources implications, SLAs, performance analysis and improvement, change management and effectively defining roles and responsibilities, the SVR E-Mail Advisor will inevitably hold answers to your nagging sourcing and vendor relationships questions.
Begin your one-year subscription to the Sourcing Advisory Service today. You'll receive 4 quarterly Executive Reports and Summaries, 6-12 Executive Updates and twice-monthly E-Mail Advisors SHOW LESS READ MORE >