Jump Start Your Vendor Management Initiative

IT continues to "outsource" to cloud, managed service, and other providers. As a result, IT (and the organization as a whole) becomes more reliant on these vendors, and vendor management becomes increasingly necessary to manage the relationships and manage the risks. Implementing a vendor management initiative is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity.Read more

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What Is Vendor Management? - Vendor Management Note

How is vendor management defined? Info-Tech’s The Five Vendor Management Towers of Excellence defines vendor management as a proactive, holistic, and strategic approach to interacting with vendors from cradle-to-grave (i.e. onboarding through offboarding).

Essentials of Vendor Management for Small Business - Executive Brief - Vendor Management Note

Read this Executive Brief to understand how changes in the vendor landscape and customer reliance on vendors have made a vendor management initiative indispensable.

Jump Start Your Vendor Management Initiative – Executive Brief - Vendor Management Note

Read this Executive Brief to understand how changes in the vendor landscape and customer reliance on vendors have made a vendor management initiative indispensable.

Vendor Management SOP for a Mid-sized Food Retail Company - Vendor Management Note

This document defines a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for running the Vendor Management function for a mid-sized food retail company.

Oracle License & Compliance Update – Summer 2022 - Vendor Management Note

An update on recent changes in the first half of 2022 that relate to changes in Oracle’s licensing and support policies, audit practices, and commercial partnerships.

Managing Security Vendors in a Pandemic - Security Note

During times of global pandemics and crisis, organizations must be vigilant about risk management, especially around cybersecurity. The COVID-19 outbreak is the worst global pandemic to date this century, and hackers know this is the best time to launch cybersecurity attacks.

The Secrets to a Successful Workday Negotiation - Vendor Management Note

Learn how to successfully negotiate your Workday agreement in four key areas.

Don’t Underestimate the Need to Protect Your Brand in Publicity Clauses - Vendor Management Note

Publicity clauses in contracts are often overlooked, which can present unnecessary reputational and financial risk to your company if not worded appropriately or if the agreement is silent.

The Entire Agreement Clause – Avoiding Disputes After the Contract Is Executed - Vendor Management Note

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

Understand Cisco’s Enterprise Agreement for Software – Executive Brief - Vendor Management Note

This blueprint will provide you with an overview of how the Cisco Enterprise Agreement for software works, the pros and cons, how to weigh the benefits and features to maximize savings and realize ROI.

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