Vendor Management

Vendor management and governance is emerging as a top business priority. Organizations are recognizing that effective oversight of service delivery is essential to managing multi-vendor service delivery models, to achieving anticipated value and benefits from outsourcing and to complying with increasingly stringent regulatory compliance requirements. In structuring their vendor management functions, businesses are focused on enabling consistent and standard oversight of each provider, as well as transparency and visibility into the entire chain of service delivery. Increasingly, businesses are outsourcing the day-to-day administrative tasks of vendor management to a third-party provider, and finding that this approach yields significant cost and performance benefits.

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Denis Desjardins

Managing Principal, WGroup
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Denis Desjardins has more than 25 years of experience in Information Systems—in diversified manufacturing, telecommunications and consulting businesses. His strengths include IT governance, outsourcing relationship development and program...

Building a Foundation: The Role of the VMO in Regulatory...

Complying with regulations on third-party oversight represents an urgent imperative for banks and financial services firms. Oversight of any given third-party provider involves a number of functions and business units with widely varying priorities and areas of focus, and requires clearly delineating lines of responsibility and ownership. A Vendor Management Office (VMO) can play a […]

Winning in Outsourcing: Maximizing procurement during the sales cycle to...

Frank Casale, Founder & CEO, Outsourcing Institute and Jill Zunshine, Vice President, Americas Region, Global Procurement, Hewlett Packard discuss Global Procurement (GP) Spend Profile, GP Value Proposition, CP Operating Model, Deal Pursuit Life Cycle and Case Studies.

Next Generation Vendor Management

Frank Casale, Founder & CEO, Outsourcing Institute and Institute for Robotic Process Automation, Craig Nelson, Managing Director, Alsbridge and Jim McDonnell, General Manager, ServiceGrid BU, Cisco share best practices and insights on next generation vendor management.

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Vested Outsourcing 5 Rules

Kate Vitasek, University of Tennessee has done extensive research in outsourcing and discusses 5 research-driven rules for sound outsourcing.

Selecting the Right Sourcing Provider for Long-Term Success

Selecting the right sourcing provider for long-term success.

Strategy Brief: The Evolution of Managed Services

IT Must Shift from Provider to Integrator in this New Sourcing Model. An Evolving Landscape Global sourcing, open source, and Moore’s law have made technology widely available, standardized, and cheaper than ever. Further Cloud, Virtualization, As-a-Service, Business Platforms and new forms of delivery are changing the technology landscape.

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Contractual Discipline – a Financial Services Imperative

David England, Director “The best contract is the one you never have to pull out of the drawer.” That adage describes the idyllic sourcing relationship of old – one built on trust, open communication and aligned objectives. In such an environment, specific contractual terms and obligations rarely need to be called upon, since both sides […]

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How to Build a VMO: Lessons Learned and Keys to...

Executives today manage increasingly complex contracts and service delivery structures, and must meet increasingly high expectations regarding business value, continuous improvement and compliance to a changing regulatory landscape. In this environment, the Vendor Management Office (VMO) has emerged as a critical governance and oversight tool. Designed to facilitate collaboration within the sourcing model as well […]

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By- Alsbridge

Six Predictions: Vendor Management Capabilities Take Center Stage

In today’s outsourcing marketplace, complex, multi-vendor service delivery models offer the potential benefit of leveraging best-of-breed capabilities. However, they also pose the formidable challenge of integrating and coordinating myriad players with varying roles and responsibilities and ensuring collaboration among a disparate team of providers. In addition, increasingly stringent regulatory requirements in many industries put the […]

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By- Alsbridge

Cybersecurity Governance: Five Reasons Your Strategy May be Flawed –...

As threats to cyber security become increasingly ominous, sophisticated and unpredictable, CIOs must address risks ranging from denial of service attacks to natural disasters to disgruntled employees. Global organizations must also manage complex networks of service providers and scores of third-party suppliers, many of whom have access to customers, sensitive data and critical technology. In […]

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