IT Strategic Sourcing experts from Source One share advice for developing effective relationships between Procurement and IT in new whitepaper
Willow Grove, PA (September 12, 2017) – The IT strategic sourcing experts at leading procurement services provider, Source One Management Services, share critical advice for fostering effective relationships between Procurement and IT groups in new whitepaper titled, Equipping Procurement to Tackle IT Spend: Building Successful Relationships with Stakeholders. Source One’s latest whitepaper is produced in partnership with top Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), Corporate United (CU). As CU’s exclusive provider of IT and Telecom strategic sourcing services, Source One and CU aim to equip Procurement teams with the tips and insights for better managing IT spend.
IT and Telecom strategic sourcing has been a staple within Source One’s portfolio of procurement services since the firm’s inception in 1992. The procurement services provider, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year, has remained a procurement provider of choice for forward thinking organizations looking for IT purchasing decision support. Source One leverages its decades of experience earning Procurement a seat at the table in better managing IT spend to harmonize the seemingly conflicting motivations of IT and Procurement groups. Equipping Procurement to Tackle IT Spend is further reinforced with real-world IT strategic sourcing case studies showcasing the benefits of collaborative IT and Procurement relationships.
“In Source One’s experience supporting procurement initiatives, we often encounter a common challenge for companies looking to leverage Procurement in a more strategic capacity: a lack of stakeholder engagement. This is especially true in traditionally ‘untouched’ categories, like IT,” shares the Head of Source One’s IT Strategic Sourcing practice, David Pastore. “In Equipping Procurement to Tackle IT Spend, readers are getting an inside look at the first step in our strategic sourcing approach – which is understanding stakeholder motivations. By understanding their customers’ perspective, Procurement teams are better able to identify where the synergies exist and how they can come together to support the business.”
Source One’s IT Strategic Sourcing-focused whitepaper follows the procurement services provider’s recent sponsorship of CU’s The Road to SYNERGY events in Baltimore and Dallas this past summer. Coming this fall, Source One will be relaunching its eSourcing platform WhyAbe.com. The newest version of the tool will boast an improved user experience, added RFx and reverse auction capabilities, as well as a subscription-based model for Procurement teams.