Vendor Management

Slash Spending by Optimizing Your Software Maintenance and Support

This blueprint aims to provide an unbiased overview of the ins and outs of software maintenance & support (M&S), how to assess the cost and value of it to your...
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Slash Spending by Optimizing Your Software Maintenance and Support – Executive Brief

Read this Executive Brief to understand how to effectively reduce and responsibly optimize or eliminate software maintenance and support.

Slash Spending by Optimizing Your Software Maintenance and Support – Phases 1-3

This storyboard will help you create a prioritized software M&S inventory, then leverage it to measure the value of your M&S spend. It includes how to optimize spend or...

Slash Spending by Optimizing Your Software Maintenance and Support – Phase 1: Evaluate

This phase of the blueprint, Slash Spending by Optimizing Your Software Maintenance and Support, will help you understand your M&S commitments, contractual obligations,...

Software M&S Inventory and Prioritization Tool

Use this tool to inventory and prioritize your organizations software and maintenance commitments.

Slash Spending by Optimizing Your Software Maintenance and Support – Phase 2: Establish

This phase of the blueprint, Slash Spending by Optimizing Your Software Maintenance and Support, will provide a deeper overview of your M&S requirements based on actual...

Software Vendor Classification Tool

Use this tool to classify your software vendors and M&S into the DORS quadrants: Strategic, Required, Operational, and Discretionary.

Slash Spending by Optimizing Your Software Maintenance and Support – Phase 3: Optimize

This phase of the blueprint, Slash Spending by Optimizing Your Software Maintenance and Support, will help you create a well- formed strategy to reduce spend and or...

Software M&S Value of Investment Tool

Use this VOI tool to validate and calculate the value of software M&S spend over time.

Software M&S Cancellation Decision Guide

Use this tool to provide guidance and validation when you consider cancelling a vendor's M&S.
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