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Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

Sourcing & Vendor Management (SVM) Professionals have to evolve from cost-savings-based metrics and procurement to a strategic role enabling business growth through technologies.

To succeed, you must execute on a business technology agenda focused on delivering superior customer experience, adapt to new technology purchasing models, and look beyond cost savings to deliver value to customers and employees.

Who this role is for:

Director of Vendor Management
Strategic Vendor Management
The Vendor Management Office
Chief Sourcing Officer

Vice President and Research Director Chris Andrews (01:01)

Challenges facing today's Sourcing & Vendor Management leaders:

Connect suppliers to the customer experience.

Best Practices: Establishing Trusted Partnerships With Your Key Software Providers

Support smart adoption of digital technologies.

Five Best Practices For SaaS Governance

Enable mobility for customers and employees.

Four Software Licensing Trends That Support Your Business Technology Agenda

Link systems of engagement to supplier capabilities.

The Forrester Wave™: BI Service Providers, Q4 2014

Sourcing & Vendor Management Blog

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Latest Research For This Role

Report: Cloud Contracts Checklist

September 18, 2015 | Liz Herbert

Clients are increasingly moving to cloud across all application areas as well as platform and infrastructure investments. Cloud deployments are growing in size, and more mission-critical areas...

Report: Brief: Cloud Contract Negotiations Checklist

September 18, 2015 | Liz Herbert

The cloud boom continues. Organizations are using cloud in more technology areas, in larger deployments, and for more mission-critical areas. As a result, the costs and risks associated with cloud...

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Analysts Serving This Role

  • Liz Herbert

    Liz Herbert

    Systems Integration, IT Services...

  • Duncan Jones

    Duncan Jones

    Order Management, eProcurement & eSourcing...

  • Mark Bartrick

    Mark Bartrick

    Sourcing Strategy & Execution, Technology Pricing & Licensing...

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May 10, 2016 - May 11, 2016


June 8, 2016 - June 9, 2016

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