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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.

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: Forrester's Software Contract Review Checklist User Guide

Use This Report And The Associated Tool To Identify And Fix Common Problems In Software License Agreements

June 5, 2015 | Duncan Jones

Business technology (BT) evolves rapidly, yet software companies' standard license agreements fail to keep pace with that evolution. Changes to the way we deploy and use software make familiar...

Report: Forrester's Software Contract Review Checklist

June 5, 2015 | Duncan Jones

Sourcing and vendor management professionals can use this checklist tool to zero in on the key issues that most frequently cause compliance problems and contract disputes for our sourcing and vendor...

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Analysts Serving This Role

  • Wolfgang Benkel

    Wolfgang Benkel

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

  • Mark Bartrick

    Mark Bartrick

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

  • Liz Herbert

    Liz Herbert

    Systems Integration, IT Services...

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