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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

Challenges facing today's Sourcing & Vendor Management leaders:

Connect suppliers to the customer experience.

The Forrester Wave™: Global Workplace Services, Q4 2015

Support smart adoption of digital technologies.

SaaS Vendor Evaluation: Criteria To Track For Business Outcomes

Enable mobility for customers and employees.

What Does It Cost To Source A Mobile App?

Link systems of engagement to supplier capabilities.

Four Software Licensing Trends That Support Your Business Technology Agenda

Latest Research For This Role

Report: Sourcing Microsoft's Secure Productive Enterprise

Which Companies Should Embrace This Comprehensive Suite And Which Should Buy À La Carte

May 19, 2017 | Duncan Jones

Microsoft's product strategies and licensing programs change so frequently that the optimum strategy for your organization now may be very different from what was best two or three years ago. This...

Report: Strategies For Managing A SaaS Negotiation

Buying SaaS Should Be About Long-Term Value-Based Relationships, Not Fixed-Term Contracts

October 11, 2016 | Duncan Jones

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) negotiation requires a unique approach; neither traditional software negotiation tactics nor hosting practices will suffice. But too many clients still do not know how to...

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Analysts Serving This Role

  • Mark Bartrick

    Mark Bartrick

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

  • Duncan Jones

    Duncan Jones

    Order Management, eProcurement & eSourcing...

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Upcoming Events For This Role

Forum: Digital Transformation Europe 2017

June 8, 2017 - June 9, 2017

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