Market & Sourcing

Design, Procure, Manage

IT sourcing is successful when the strategy is professionally managed from the fundamental questions to the practical implementation and optimisation. The central components: sourcing strategy, sourcing design, IT procurement and sourcing management. From the basement to the cloud.

Market & Sourcing

Contract negotiations between IT buyers and service providers are often determined by cognitive biases. Those who do not prepare themselves will have to pay the price in the long run.

Market & Sourcing

IT budgets are aiming upwards in 2022, at least according to companies' plans towards the end of the previous year. No wonder that the self-confidence of many IT managers is very high.

Market & Sourcing

In many IT sourcing agreements, tensions between the partners can be resolved with a market price benchmark - if the clause in the contract is well designed. Otherwise it can lead to further dicey situations.

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Think about the future today - this also applies to IT sourcing. A benchmark clause in the sourcing contract can protect clients (and providers) against imponderables. What do IT managers and purchasers have to bear in mind?

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Day rates for IT consultants have risen again after Corona. But companies can contain costs in a sensible way: for example, through T&M instead of lump sums, supplier consolidation and systematic skill prioritisation.

Market & Sourcing

Day rates for IT consultants have risen again after Covid-19. But how can companies contain costs in a meaningful way? Best practices are long-term agreements, fixed purchase quantities and on-the-job training.

Market & Sourcing

Payroll accounting is a large cost item for companies. Because of the high volume, however, savings also pay off quickly. A discount of up to 30 per cent is possible if you know the figures and the target.

Market & Sourcing

In IT sourcing, consultants practise different relationship models - sometimes on the side of the user company, sometimes between the client and the IT provider. We show what matters in which phases.

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The German IT magazine Computerwoche invited several experts to a roundtable. It turned out to be an exciting discussion about the impact of the cloud on managed services and the future of the industry.

Market & Sourcing

After the decline in 2020 due to Covid-19, we are seeing a rebound in prices for sortware developers and architects. This applies to all skill and experience levels.

Market & Sourcing

A matrix for an outsourcing contract sorts the consequences of underperformance by a provider into several escalation levels.

Market & Sourcing

It is a rule that demand falls when prices rise. The situation is usually different when it comes to the procurement of IT services.