IT product procurement represents a huge portion of any organizations annual technology budget. The procurement process must be cost effective and yet remain within the boundaries of Management's goal to provide an end-to-end technology support solution. Many individual factors ultimately contribute to the decisions made in the process including answers to these questions:
- Are we leveraging our purchase volumes to the maximum amount possible?
- Are we getting the most value from our vendor and manufacturer relationships?
- Are we procuring products in the most cost effective manner?
- Can we integrate the procurement process into ongoing technology support functions? If so, what are the benefits?
- Can we quantify the financial impact of the procurement process as it relates to post implementation support?
It is a widely accepted practice today that a uniform Procurement strategy contributes significantly to the success of an overall Life Cycle Services program. Logista can help you gain control of your Procurement process by streamlining complex processes using tried-and-true methodologies. Our strategic approach to a standards-based Procurement program provides a single-point-of-contact for numerous vendors and manufacturer products, and is integrated into other modules of Logista's Life Cycle Services System including Asset Management, Service Management, and Matrix Billing.
A successful implementation of a standards-based Procurement systems results in all of the following:
- Published list of corporate standards for many common items such as servers, PC's, laptops, printers, etc.
- Central management of an eProcurement strategy with predefined product 'bundles' for the most common business uses
- 'Supply Chain' management of high-volume products to maximize the efficiency of field resources used for new installations, moves, adds, and changes(IMACs)
- Simplified invoicing processes combining products from multiple sources and manufacturers on a single, monthly, electronic invoice.
With decades of experience and a proven technology procurement practice, doesn't it make sense to include Logista in your plans?