Vendor Management

In a Hurry? Consider a Lean RFP

If a full and complete RFP process does not meet your needs or timeline for a low-to-medium cost procurement, yet you are unsure of vendor capabilities, consider using a...

The Entire Agreement Clause – Avoiding Disputes After the Contract Is Executed

The entire agreement clause should be reviewed and understood when reviewing and negotiating contracts. Use leading contracting practices to ensure that your contract...

Essentials of Vendor Management for Small Business

The purpose of the Blueprint is to provide small/medium businesses (SMB) with the basic vendor management necessities to maximize their IT vendor investment. SMBs...

Phase 2 Small Business Tools and Templates Compendium

This compendium contains nine essential tools and templates to help you build and run your vendor management initiative.

Phase 2 Small Business Vendor Classification Tool

This tool helps you objectively determine which vendors are the most important vendors to your organization, from a vendor management perspective.

Phase 2 Small Business Risk Assessment Tool

This tool provides a basic framework to identify, measure, monitor, and report the risk associated with your important vendors.

Essentials of Vendor Management for Small Business - Phase 1: Plan

This phase helps you get organized and create the foundation for your vendor management initiative.

Essentials of Vendor Management for Small Business - Phase 2: Build

This phase leads you through the build process to create the tools and templates necessary to run your vendor management initiative.

Master the Secrets of VMware Licensing to Maximize Your Investment

VMware’s dominance in the Hypervisor space is not what it once was. However, it still owns significant market share. The growth of competitors in this technology has...
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Essentials of Vendor Management for Small Business - Phase 4: Review

This phase helps you keep your vendor management initiative up to date and in alignment with the rest of the organization.
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