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Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

To help transform your organization for sustained business innovation, you balance business value, cost, and risk when sourcing and managing technology vendors.

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Chief Sourcing Officer
Procurement Executive
IT Purchasing Executive
Director of Vendor Management

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Manage vendor relationships to support business strategie

Improve efficiencies by consolidating technologies and portfolios

Reduce costs through better technology and service negotiations

Forrester supports your business technology agenda for winning, serving, and retaining customers. Our key sourcing research and tools include the Wave™, TechRadar™, Market Overviews, and the Playbook "Landscape" and "Tools And Technology" reports.

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Latest Research For This Role

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...

Report: SaaS Vendor Evaluation: Criteria To Track For Business Outcomes

As SaaS Disrupts Your Business, Make Sure You Know How to Manage Vendors Effectively

January 6, 2015 | Liz Herbert

Sourcing and vendor management (SVM) executives have spent the past few years building frameworks, templates, and checklists for software-as-a-service (SaaS) selection. This has helped them reduce...

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Analysts Serving This Role

  • Liz Herbert

    Liz Herbert

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

  • Wolfgang Benkel

    Wolfgang Benkel

    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

Forum: Forrester's Forum For Technology Leaders

April 27, 2015 - April 28, 2015

Forum: Forrester's Forum For Technology Leaders

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015

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