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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.

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

Sourcing & Vendor Management Blog

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Latest Research For This Role

Report: Bring Your Applications Management Services Into Your Digital Future

Harness AMS Spending To Support Digital Transformation

April 5, 2016 | William Martorelli

Customers continue to rely and spend heavily on application management services (AMS) available from outsourcing companies, but with relatively little direct business impact. How can clients get more...

Report: Brief: Use Logistics Procurement Applications To Optimize Business Results

Fixing The Post-Optimization Negotiation Will Require Users To Take Action And Vendors To Meet A Rising Challenge

March 14, 2016 | Phoenix Zhang

Logistics procurement applications reduce transportation costs by automating, optimizing, and standardizing processes. However, they lack capabilities to allow business owners to fine-tune bid...

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Analysts Serving This Role

  • William Martorelli

    William Martorelli

    IT Services, Cloud Brokers...

  • Mark Bartrick

    Mark Bartrick

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

  • Joe Galuszka

    Joe Galuszka

    Sourcing Strategy & Execution, Distribution Channels - ISVs/OEMs/VARs...

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Upcoming Events For This Role


June 8, 2016 - June 9, 2016

Forum: CXDC 2016

September 12, 2016

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