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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: 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...

Report: Brief: Should You Renew Your Enterprise Agreement For Microsoft Office?

Analyzing The New Decision Criteria That Should Drive Your Microsoft Licensing Strategy

May 31, 2016 | Duncan Jones

Sourcing leaders considering renewing a Microsoft enterprise agreement (EA) face a very different decision to the one they made three years ago. Significant changes to Microsoft licensing, in line...

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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 2017

May 9, 2017 - May 10, 2017

Forum: Digital Transformation Europe 2017

June 8, 2017 - June 9, 2017

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