Improve Accountability for Vendor Management Excellence
Turn vendors into partners one step at a time.
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Last Revised: June 11, 2012
- Adoption of technologies, like cloud computing, and reliance on outsourced services is increasing the drive to improve vendor relationship management.
- Many IT departments are achieving at least some positive vendor management outcomes. Deciding what to do next to enhance current capability can be daunting when you look at the number and variety of activities to tackle.
- Vendor management can deliver immediate cost savings, but the greatest benefits come from turning vendors into partners who contribute to the future success of your organization.
Impact and Result
- Achieve higher vendor management effectiveness by implementing our action plan to take you through mastering the basics of vendor management to adopting more advanced, strategic practices.
Get to Action
Improve and expand current vendor management practices
Take advantage of the more strategic benefits of vendor relationships.
Create a list of current vendors in the enterprise
Gain better control over expenditures.
Choose the right vendor
Ensure the solutions are a best fit for the enterprise.
Better understand contract negotiation
Create fair and favorable vendor contracts.
Avoid unexpected surprises from vendors.
Better manage vendor performance
Improve relationships and work toward building mutually beneficial partnerships.
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