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

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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...

Optimizing Vendor Management Organizations: Strategic Vendor Management

Vendor management is increasingly becoming the primary role of IT. As the cost effectiveness, reliability and flexibility of third party services increase, more applications, infrastructure and platforms are moving from in-house to the cloud. This is driving a fundamental restructuring of IT with a greater focus on building relationships with providers and working with them […]

By- WGroup

Perspective Paper: 5 Ways to Develop a Successful Outsourcing Contract

A few key aspects of an outsourcing contract typically drive its projected savings and return on investment (ROI). You must carefully consider all of these areas to avoid mixed financial results on your outsourcing project. Strategizing the following five areas can help you develop a successful outsourcing contract.

By- WGroup

Four Ways to Improve Your Vendor Risk Program

Risk-management professionals often find the creation of a vendor risk management (VRM) program to be a challenging task, especially when it’s for an entire enterprise. An accurate vendor list and executive support are required for such a program. The challenge is this project often begins with an outdated vendor list and a need to build […]

By- WGroup

The Top 9 Trends in Vendor Management

Multi-vendor systems are becoming the standard model for delivering outsourcing services in today’s workplace. This approach allows clients to leverage the best service for a particular business environment. However, multi-vendor delivery models also require a client organization to integrate multiple vendors with varying roles and coordinate their activities in an effective manner. Furthermore, many industries, […]

By- WGroup

Best in Class Vendor Management Office

Vendor Management Should be a Core Competency of the IT Function With the growing role of vendors in the delivery of IT services WGroup has long held that vendor management should be considered a core competency of the IT function, as well across the entire organization. This subsequently requires a management process and staffing commensurate […]

By- WGroup

The Shared Services Roadmap

Cut costs and increase standardization with these best practices. A shared services model allows companies to streamline their operations across an organization and provide centralized, standardized support to all business units. From finance to legal to IT, companies can achieve great benefits from consolidation and implementation of strong governance systems. Read More

By- The WGroup

The Disconnect – Buyers Are From Mars

Frank Casale, CEO, Outsourcing Institute discusses with colleagues why there is a common disconnect between outsourcing buyers and providers.

By- Outsourcing Institute

Compliance & VMS Technology: Clients Identify Areas Where MSP Vendors...

NelsonHall recently published its 2017 Managed Services Programs (MSP)1 market analysis and NEAT vendor assessment, as part of which we interviewed the clients of leading MSP vendors to ascertain satisfaction levels across a range of MSP service criteria. And while we found that MSP is largely meeting or exceeding client expectations, there are a few […]

By- NelsonHall

Application Management Services a Key Gateway to HR BPaaS

With many organizations turning to cloud-based ERP and HR systems to replace legacy, on premise systems, and more importantly as a means to enable organizational transformation, the demand for cloud-based HR services continues to grow. NelsonHall’s Targeting Cloud Based HR Services market analysis estimates the market to be ~$15bn in 2016, growing to ~21bn in […]

By- NelsonHall

Game changers in successful outsourcing relationships

I am excited about this blog and the opportunity to share with you some ideas and thoughts you may find useful to your organization’s needs. The first post is something I believe to be relevant to you – as attaining success through outsourcing can be challenging. Organizations may adopt outsourcing as an alternative to reduce […]

By- Fabiano Rosa