ICT investment is on the cards again, and procurement leaders continue to build their position of influence as they consolidate spend streams and suppliers for economies of scale and stronger relationships.
As is the case across most departments today, procurement leaders need to be business leaders too, and focus beyond their traditional remit of price, quality and delivery. Today's procurement leaders understand organisational needs, work closely with stakeholders, and are clear about which solutions make the most technical and commercial sense before they even start with the traditional procurement function.
As the procurement role becomes more strategic, innovative procurement leaders want to do less and manage more. But agile ICT is often achieved with multi-vendor solutions. Multi-sourcing allows best of breed selection, but business critical services sit across multiple disciplines and management overhead is high for relationships, contracts and quality assurance.
So the conundrum is how to achieve consolidation and multi-sourcing at the same time.
How is Azzurri helping?
Azzurri is challenging the traditional approach to ICT procurement. We deliver ICT through a smart procurement model that caters for multi-sourcing but is managed via a single relationship and a single SLA-driven contract.
Our managed service helps procurement leaders with end-to-end supplier management, cost analysis, performance monitoring and benchmarking, contract negotiation as well as contractual change. Even where existing contracts are in place, these can be taken on by Azzurri and managed through to expiry, at which point a number of options open up.
We're independent and able to bring any ICT products and services together into a solution, but with over ten years in delivering converged networks and enterprise communications, we do know what 'best' looks like for a given challenge.
The public sector heating up its commitment to ensure value for money, quality and sustainability. Centralised procurement and framework agreements are the future, and ICT is an obvious area for aggregated procurement across departments. Azzurri is accredited on a number of public sector frameworks.
- How do compliance regulations affect your procurement process?
- How do you maintain a deep understanding of the complex UK ICT market?
- What's your strategy for building long-term, influential relationships with key suppliers?
- How do you manage a complex matrix of suppliers, each with its own commercial and contractual relationship?
How do compliance regulations affect your procurement process?
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