Impendi’s Technology Center of Excellence assists companies pursuing a new technology sourcing roadmap, intensifying their ESG sourcing practices, or embarking on a digital transformation initiative and in need of resources to supplement or build out their technology sourcing departments.
A best practice playbook geared for technology sourcing
Practiced category experts are needed to take on technology sourcing involving mission-critical infrastructure, interoperability and complex SaaS agreements, all in a rapidly evolving technology provider landscape. CIOs need quality solutions that keep operations running smoothly while moving their technology stack ahead of rivals.
Leaders from Impendi’s Technology Center find and capture value in the technology supply chain by creating leverage, minimizing risk, and executing on cost reduction opportunities. Few, if any, BPO or general management consults can match our specialized knowledge, advanced quantitative tools and best-practice playbook developed over decades of technology sourcing.
Nuanced but disciplined approaches create leverage in supplier relationships, even when they can’t realistically be changed. Uniquely, we are already adapted to an agile development framework and able to negotiate for novel pricing structures keyed to paying for the delivery of outcomes and service quality.
We structure engagements to effectively manage complex projects within a disciplined stage gated, PMO environment with your technology teams in order achieve excellence in execution, minimize risk and give you the assurance that the value created is sustained.
Directed by experts with unmatched technology credentials
The experts from our Technology Center are operators with decades-long careers in leading supply chain transformations at tech companies like AT&T, Dell, HPE, Starbucks and T-Mobile. They are versed in software licensing, hardware acquisition, and technology- and telecom-related services. Few Fortune 20 companies have this level of sourcing experience and we put it to work optimizing your technology ecosystem.
Our experts are prepared to make recommendations, then go further to work alongside your IT and procurement teams doing what’s needed to get solutions you can live with. That’s different from most consultants who follow a pre-set playbook, even when they’ve never dealt with that vendor or done that kind of deal.
Leaving your organization more skilled than ever
We are equipped to drive long-term, sustainable EBITDA impact with hands-on capability building of your in-house technology sourcing teams. This task assignment begins with an assessment to identify the key capability gaps that must be closed to take your technology procurement skills to the next level.
Our full range of assistance includes hiring and training technology procurement teams on best-practice processes, implementing new policies, updating procurement systems-controls, resolving governance issues, organization design, performing savings leakage analyses, and, importantly, building linkages between procurement and technology users. At exit, we leave mature technology procurement resources prepared to succeed in the face of emerging technology trends, supplier risks, new regulations, and demands to integrate ESG values into technology sourcing.
So you traverse digital challenges with ease
It’s about driving total value. More precisely, it’s about prioritizing agility, data security, adaptability, and resiliency intelligently so your organization makes the right investments and implements solutions that keep operations running smoothly and competitive for a new-game future.