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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

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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

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Latest Research For This Role

Report: Four Questions That Should Guide Your Microsoft Strategy

Transitioning To Cloud-Based Subscription Models Provides A Unique Opportunity To Realign Your Commercial And Adoption Strategies

April 24, 2015 | Duncan Jones

Do you think that you understand Microsoft from previous dealings with the company? Think again. Microsoft's ongoing strategic transformation has significant implications for any technology...

Report: Four Software Licensing Trends That Support Your Business Technology Agenda

February 25, 2015 | Duncan Jones

The software market has changed radically over the last three or four years, and the licensing landscape has changed with it. Trends such as big data, cloud, and mobile have undermined several common...

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Analysts Serving This Role

  • Mark Bartrick

    Mark Bartrick

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

  • Wolfgang Benkel

    Wolfgang Benkel

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

  • Liz Herbert

    Liz Herbert

    Sourcing Strategy & Execution, Customer Relationship Management (CRM)...

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Upcoming Events For This Role

Forum: Forrester's Forum For Technology Leaders

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015

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