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1484 results in Reports

  • Sourcing & Procurement
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Developing Modern Applications With Agile Outsourcing: Part One

    Best Practices For Successful Partnerships

    Agile development (or simply "Agile") continues to see consistent, strong adoption. However, Forrester survey data shows that only a small percent of firms are outsourcing Agile application...

    • Downloads: 113
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Boost Your Software Negotiation Strategy With A Toolkit Of Models, Checklists, And Documents

    Tools: The Strategic Software Sourcing Playbook

    Forrester hears from many clients who run into problems with a software negotiation partly because they did not do sufficient work before they started. Others want to prepare fully but are unsure...

    • Downloads: 156
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Software Product Development Services, Q1 2014

    In A Shifting Software PDS Market, HCL And EPAM Systems Emerge As Leaders

    In Forrester's 14-criteria emerging market evaluation of software product development services (PDS) vendors, we identified the 11 most significant providers — EPAM Systems, GlobalLogic, HCL,...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Strategic Rightsourcing Application Portfolio Analysis Tool

    This an update to the portfolio analysis tool of the same name originally issued to clients on May 11, 2011. This portfolio analysis tool is based on Forrester's strategic rightsourcing...

    • Downloads: 52
    • Comments: 1
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Brazil In Transition: The Impact On Your Sourcing Decisions

    Segments like retail and consumer packaged goods, oil and energy, telecoms, and automotive are witnessing dramatic growth in Brazil, leading to an increasing number of enterprises entering Brazil...

    • Downloads: 53
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Data Sharing Transforms Public Procurement

    Open Data Enables Adaptive Intelligence And Process Transformation

    Historically, information asymmetries plagued the buying process. Buyers didn't know the true value of goods or services and often just accepted a price as given. In the age of the customer, price...

    • Downloads: 57
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Sourcing Strategies For Next-Generation Network Services

    Strategic Plan: The Telecommunications And Mobility Playbook

    Enterprises with distributed business operations need a new sourcing strategy for next-generation network services. It should be user-centric in order to achieve business objectives. It must also...

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  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How Governments Can Improve Everyone's Customer Experience

    Smart Procurement Programs Can Help End The Plague Of Bad Customer Experience

    Companies plague US consumers with rampant customer experience (CX) failures, hurting people's quality of life and the nation's economy. But government can help. By creating CX-preferred purchasing...

    • Downloads: 67
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Brief: What VMS Customers Can Teach You About Effective Workforce Management

    Billions Of Dollars Go Through VMS Systems, Making Effective Implementation Important

    Vendor management systems (VMS) have become a critical part of operating a flexible contingent labor strategy. These tools, which give customers an automated process for hiring and managing...

    • Downloads: 49
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Measuring Satisfaction For Technology Services

    The Importance Of Customer Satisfaction Increases For Service Provisioning

    As technology becomes a critical part of delivering value to customers, the measurement of customer satisfaction (CSAT) in outsourcing relationships rises in importance. The reputation and value of...

    • Downloads: 121
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Ukraine Situation And The Importance Of Supplier Risk Management

    Operationalizing Vendor-Related Risk Management Helps Companies Deal Better With Threats Like Geopolitical Risk

    Too often companies look on helplessly as factors outside their control affect suppliers' — and hence their own — ability to deliver work. Even though most firms talk about managing...

    • Downloads: 51
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Better Sourcing Can Improve Your Software ROI

    Business Case: The Strategic Software Sourcing Playbook

    Many sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals see the problems with their firm's current approach to dealing with the major software providers, but lack the authority to transform it. This...

    • Downloads: 86
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: The Rimini Street Ruling Has Serious Implications For Oracle Customers

    Partial Summary Judgment Means That Outsourced Hosting And Customization May Breach Many Software License Agreements

    This report explains why the Nevada District Court's recent decision on some of the issues in the four-year-old Oracle versus Rimini Street case has significant implications for sourcing...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The New Organizational Requirements For Sourcing Digital Solutions

    Sourcing executives must work in a different way to enable — or even drive — smart approaches to selecting providers of disruptive technologies. Leading-edge companies say that more...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:European Mobile Workplace: The Strategic Sourcing Agenda In 2014

    Sourcing This Year Must Focus On Devices, Content, And Role Packages

    2013 was a year for innovation and active deployments for mobile workplace services in Europe, but we see many challenges ahead. In particular, there is a growing imbalance between the expectations...

    • Downloads: 105
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Tech Services In Indonesia, 2014

    The Market Is Booming But Lacks Scale And Maturity

    Many multinational corporations (MNCs) see Indonesia as the next frontier for growth in Asia Pacific (AP). Most large MNCs have developed a presence in China; many have also done so in India —...

    • Downloads: 77
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Involve The Business In Your Telecoms And Mobility Sourcing Road Map

    Road Map: The Telecommunications And Mobility Sourcing Playbook

    Enterprise sourcing and vendor management (SVM) executives need to ensure business buy-in for their telecommunications and mobility (T&M) sourcing strategy. The best way to do this is to use input...

    • Downloads: 77
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: VMS, Q1 2014

    How Vendors Rank For Contingent Staff And SOW/Services Procurement Engagements

    Companies spend a significant amount of money on nonpermanent workers and they need a vendor management system (VMS) to manage the complexity of a contingent workforce program. But as programs...

    • Downloads: 184
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Three Trends That Will Influence Your 2014 Outsourcing Plans

    Outsourcers Are Aiming To Be Partners Rather Than Suppliers, And SVM Professionals Need To Adjust

    As enterprises enter the second half of this decade, we will witness a shift in the role external vendors will play in helping clients meet their business objectives. Technology initiatives focused...

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Shared Services: If WyCAN, So Can You!

    Thought Leadership And Teamwork Enable Cost-Savings And Better Service For Consortium Members

    Public sector organizations don't have the privilege of dialing back on scope in challenging economic times. In fact, when the going gets tough, government organizations often have to kick into high...

    • Downloads: 76
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Value Added Reseller Vendor Selection Tool

    The evolving software value-added reseller (VAR) landscape brings new challenges and opportunities to sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals. Clients, who face conflicting  goals...

    • Downloads: 18
    • Comments: 1
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Value-Added Resellers

    A Buyer's Guide To The Evolving Software Reseller Landscape

    For years, Forrester has followed a changing landscape in the software value-added reseller (VAR) market. An increase in direct selling by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), a diminishing role...

    • Downloads: 118
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Engaging Data Service Providers

    Forrester's Q3 2013 Data Management Services Survey Shows A Complex Landscape

    As organizations prioritize the use of internal and external data, Forrester is seeing a surge of interest in improving data capabilities. But expanding or accelerating data capabilities requires a...

    • Downloads: 73
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Creating Supplier Risk Treatment Plans

    Treatment Plans Answer The Question, "What Would We Do If The Risk We Fear Actually Happens?"

    Most large companies are aware that they need to understand supplier risk. But too often, they spend their time and effort assessing and tracking risk, without any clear plans for what to do if a...

    • Downloads: 104
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Key Leverage Points In Applications Outsourcing Negotiations

    Use These Tactics To Improve Your Understanding Of Important Suppliers

    Sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals face a challenge when dealing with their applications outsourcing suppliers. On one hand, they are under pressure from CIOs and other executives to...

    • Downloads: 107