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  • Contract Negotiations
  • 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: 123
  • 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: 163
  • 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: 90
  • 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: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: 108
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Case Study: India's BLP Sources Long-Term Business Innovation

    Plan For The Right Incentives To Source Continuous Business Value

    With a number of large outsourcing contracts in Asia Pacific coming up for renewal in 2014 and 2015, organizations are asking how they can move away from traditional, rigid engagements focused on...

    • Downloads: 54
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: Sourcing Telecommunications Services In Asia Pacific

    Sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals in Asia Pacific who are responsible for telecom and mobility (T&M) services at their organizations face three main challenges: lower than...

    • Downloads: 74
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Use Services Benchmarks To Improve Outsourcing Relationships

    Benchmarks: The Services Sourcing Playbook

    Services outsourcing contracts are snapshots of outsourcing relationships, ones which reflect the desired relationship when the contract is signed. But life goes on, and services relationships change...

    • Downloads: 179
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Implement Strategic Software Sourcing In These Six Easy Steps

    Road Map: The Strategic Software Sourcing Playbook

    Forrester speaks with many sourcing leaders who want to transform their firm's software buying approach from reactive procurement to strategic sourcing, but fear they won't be able to overcome the...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Tagal Refreshed Its Sourcing Strategy To Regain Business Competence

    Improved ERP Performance And Better-Managed IT Infrastructure Strengthened Tagal's Leadership In The Steel Industry

    Tagal, a joint venture of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe and Angang Steel in China, has focused on hot-dip galvanizing for some of the world's largest automakers since 2001. Tagal needed to improve its IT...

    • Downloads: 47
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Updated Q4 2013: Forrester's Software Contract Review Checklist User Guide

    Use This Report And The Associated Tool To Identify And Fix Common Problems In Software License Agreements

    Inadequate software license agreements cause many problems for Forrester's clients. We hear dozens of stories each year, such as disputed interpretation of outdated language or vital protection that...

    • Downloads: 177
    • Comments: 1
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Oracle Is Buffeted By Headwinds — Are You Prepared?

    New Headwinds For Oracle May Present Negotiation Opportunity For Software Buyers

    As Larry Ellison's Oracle sailing team just won the 2013 America's Cup, it seemed timely to revisit the positioning of Oracle — the company — as it faces sea changes in the software...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Identify, Select, And Manage Your Sourced Services Portfolio

    Executive Overview: The Services Sourcing Playbook

    Services sourcing is a discipline with increasing importance for many companies, one that helps them manage growing business challenges and support dynamic of company marketplaces: from the need for...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Getting The Most Out Of Your Midsized Offshore Supplier

    A Survey Of Select Client References Reveals Key Governance Imperatives To Optimize Your Engagements With Smaller Providers

    Forrester's earlier report, "The Changing Value Proposition For Midsized Outsourcers" establishes how midsized outsourcing vendors may become increasingly relevant in a marketplace where clients...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Updated Q4 2013: Forrester's Software Contract Review Checklist

    Inadequate software license agreements cause many problems for Forrester’s clients. We hear dozens of reports from clients each year regarding issues like disputed...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Key Steps In Transitioning IT Services Engagements

    Outsourcing Transitions Are Becoming More Common — You Need To Prepare

    IT services customers are increasingly realizing that outsourcing engagements are not permanent, but are instead subject to economic, political, and relational pressures that may make them untenable...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Use Forrester's Software Supplier Tiering Framework To Increase Your Negotiation Power

    A Performance Management Toolkit Within The Strategic Software Sourcing Playbook

    One of the foundations of strategic software sourcing is a forward-looking categorization of suppliers that identifies preferred sources of new technology, above and beyond product-specific decision...

    • Downloads: 138
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Services Transitioning Review Checklist

    In today's highly mature outsourcing market, many customers have already outsourced, resulting in fewer pure greenfield opportunities — transitioning between suppliers is increasingly a vector...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Limitations Of Public Cloud Agreements And SLAs

    As usage of public cloud models continues to rise, customer attention is turning to governance and administration of cloud-oriented engagements. Because public cloud service-level agreements (SLAs)...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Prepare Your Vendor Selection For The Future Of Services Sourcing

    Vendor Selection: The Services Sourcing Playbook

    Selecting the right vendor for your IT services needs is becoming increasingly important as the solutions in the IT services marketplace evolve and change and the importance of strong business...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Evaluate Telecom Service Providers Using A Standard Methodology

    Supplier Evaluation Criteria: The Telecommunications And Mobility Sourcing Playbook

    Among the top challenges of Forrester clients responsible for telecoms and mobility (T&M) sourcing and vendor management (SVM) face: a) lower than expected cost savings from key suppliers, b) poor or...

    • Downloads: 246
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Supplier Research Is Essential To Your Negotiation Preparation

    Supplier Intelligence: The Strategic Software Sourcing Playbook

    Gathering market intelligence about your software suppliers is a sourcing best practice, as it empowers your negotiations and ensures that you know what to ask for and when. It's easier to do today...

    • Downloads: 190
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Business Outcomes Are The Future Of Technology Contracts

    Driving Change In The Way You Buy Products And Services

    Digital capability — mobile, social, cloud, and data and analytics — disrupts business models and value streams, introduces new competitive threats, and comes with new demands for shorter...

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Services Contract Review Checklist

    This contract review checklist is designed to be used by clients who are entering into new contracts or refining existing contracts. It covers 10 major categories of contract terms and provides...

    • Downloads: 47
    • Comments: 1
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Outsourcing Maturity To Improve Your Outsourcing Relationships

    Today, many companies see outsourcing as a strategic function and seek help from IT services providers to build and operate their IT environment. Yet the result of the outsourcing trend is the...

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