Manage Your Vendors Before They Manage You – Phase 2: Classify Vendors

This phase of the blueprint, Manage Your Vendors Before They Manage You, will help you classify your vendors.

Vendor Inventory and Prioritization Tool

This tool will help you create a prioritized inventory of your vendors.

Manage Your Vendors Before They Manage You – Phases 1-3

This storyboard will help you obtain maximum value from your vendor relationships.

Manage Your Vendors Before They Manage You – Executive Brief

Read this Executive Brief to understand why you need to manage your vendors before they manage you.

Microsoft Exchange 2017 Outlook

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) currently supporting Microsoft Exchange understand that new features alone do not warrant an upgrade. Staying on top of updates...

Purchasing Policy

The purchasing policy outlines the standards and procedures associated with company purchases of IT computer-related components and technical services.

Contract Approval Form

Once an executive has reviewed the Purchase Recommendation, they will need to decide whether or not to approve the recommendation and the associated contract. The purpose...

Purchase Recommendation Template

The purpose of this template is to provide a framework for developing a recommendation report that will be presented to the enterprise’s executive.

Contract Approval Documentation Checklist

Use this tool to document all information and materials that must be available prior to approaching the enterprise’s executive for final permission to sign a vendor contract.

Vendor File

Maintaining a single, centralized master record for each vendor is invaluable in managing the overall vendor relationship. Use this template to build a master file for...
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