Contract Management Service

Overview

Effective management of your software contract portfolio can deliver significant commercial and operational benefits.  With significant experience in all aspects of contract management, Trustmarque has assisted numerous organisations in driving cost out of their business and efficiency in.  On average, Trustmarque demonstrated savings of 38% over a three year period by delivering the right people, process and technology at the right time, to ensure the business intelligence is available to help inform the procurement process.

Trustmarque offers a full set of contract management services to support the administrative and commercial needs of organisations seeking to obtain greater control of their software expenditure and remove risk.  Ensuring success by using a logical and structured engagement methodology, Trustmarque works with you to carefully select the services required to deliver against your bespoke requirements.  Ultimately delivering the commercial assurance that your business seeks.

Discover: Trustmarque undertakes an intensive approach to find and centralise the relevant software contracts, bringing them together into the contract database.  This investigative piece of work will include internal tools, systems and people or can be external to the company, through either the reseller channel or more likely  directly with  vendors.

Assess: Trustmarque  conducts a comprehensive assessment of your current software contract(s) to determine what opportunities exist to reduce cost or mitigate risk as a result of business or technology transformation programmes, an IT Project or simply a pending software renewal.  The primary aim is to collate the necessary business intelligence to avoid unnecessary risk, support vendor negotiation, helping shape future procurement decisions.

Consolidate: Autonomous procurement or a period of acquisition can lead to multiple contracts across the same software publisher, multiple technologies all capable of doing the same thing and a variety of versions and platforms in use.  Trustmarque can help leverage your economies of scale and make quick wins for cost reduction and efficiency gains through consolidation and standardisation.

Optimise: A 25 year heritage of the software channel has enabled Trustmarque to place itself in an enviable position of advising its clients on future software procurement strategies, without the reliance on software revenue influencing our guidance.  Trustmarque defines cost effective licensing strategies to help reduce software expenditure and increase value by ensuring the contract is tightly aligned to meet current and future business goals and IT strategy needs.

Manage: Trustmarque introduces a business as usual function driven by accurate and current data, enabling the business to make decisions efficiently and accurately, supporting core objectives such as cost reduction, risk mitigation and operational efficiencies.

With Trustmarque’s Contract Management Service you can:

  •         Achieve significant cost reduction through consolidation and optimisation.
  •         Gain greater control of your software contract portfolio.
  •         Mitigate financial and operational risk.
  •         Increase value gained from your software contracts.
  •         Proactively manage the contract renewal process.
  •         Increase operational efficiencies.
  •         Intelligently inform the procurement decision making process.

Why consider Trustmarque’s Contract Management Service?

Trustmarque’s Asset Management and Procurement Services practice employs a vastly experienced and multi-disciplined team of consultants who continually enable clients to successfully deliver improvements across software supply chains.  A highly accredited team in both vendor accreditations and industry accreditations, we utilise a blend of best practice and a pragmatic approach to deliver the solutions that meet client’s requirements, pulling on real-life experience from a variety of engagements.

A veteran of the software channel and provider of specialist consultancy services, Trustmarque has supported a broad range of organisations from SMBs to some of the largest global organisations in transforming their approach to software procurement.  Using its people, process and technology, Trustmarque has delivered in excess of £100m savings, maximised the operational efficiencies and managed risk, through using the principles and approach found within its Contract Management Service.

This service has helped customers mitigate cost and risk through changes in their business.  This could be as simple as a new contract or a contract renewal, or for divestitures and mergers, or major technological change, with recent examples being for virtualisation changes.  The outputs of the service give a transparent view of the risks and opportunities of such change, allowing for financial and technological decisions to be made based on factual evidence.  The negotiation assistance provided by Trustmarque consultants will ensure that the contracts signed are optimised with the right concessions in place for not only the current position, but also the future landscape.

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Effective management of your software contract portfolio can deliver significant commercial and operational benefits.  With significant experience in all aspects of contract management, Trustmarque has assisted numerous organisations in driving cost out of their business and efficiency in.  On average, Trustmarque demonstrated savings of 38% over a three year period by delivering the right people, process and technology at the right time, to ensure the business intelligence is available to help inform the procurement process.

Trustmarque offers a full set of contract management services to support the administrative and commercial needs of organisations seeking to obtain greater control of their……

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