If you’re searching for a way to streamline your request for proposal (RFP) process and ensure you receive the best cost and terms in your technology contract, look no further. As leaders in our industry, we’ll identify trusted solutions that work for your business, leverage our proprietary software to automate RFPs, and negotiate favorable terms to satisfy you and your vendors.
Simplified RFP Management | Successful Contract Negotiations
Don’t have the time or internal resources to quickly complete the RFP process? Our proprietary software can help. We’ve created an automation tool called DirectRFP that makes it simple to write, manage, and respond to RFPs, with thousands of prewritten questions built into our library. This lets you easily get the information you need from suppliers in a fraction of the time.
With countless technology providers to choose from, the procurement process can be lengthy, complex, and confusing—especially when your industry is bound to compliance and transparency requirements. Whether you need to change carriers, add new services, or simply disconnect a service, our team of experts will manage your entire procurement process.
Service Order Workflow
Backed by the expertise of trusted telecom and cloud specialists, our management platform provides service order workflow for all moves, adds, changes, and disconnects, giving visibility and tracking to the status of requests.
Carrier Services Inventory
Our management platform provides a central repository of all your carrier inventory, searchable by location, service, reference ID, or numerous other available fields. All orders, charges, contracts, and associated cost center assignments are tied to the inventory.
Submitting all service requests for moves, adds, changes, and disconnects through the platform helps keep your inventory clean and accurate. When new services appear on your invoices, we can easily validate the charges by identifying when the service was ordered.
Our team of provisioners works closely with carrier resources to scrub and accurately submit all orders. We drive escalations to ensure accuracy and timely delivery of services you procure. From verifying technical specifications to validating product compatibility with your equipment, we focus on ensuring the success of your deployments.
After years of industry experience, we know what to look for in our clients’ contracts and will work with you and your vendors to negotiate the best terms for all parties involved. Our management platform provides access to all of your contracts in one place, so you get a centralized repository for documentation including vendor account reports, network diagrams, and master service agreements. Contracts are linked to corresponding IT assets and renewal timeframes, making this the go-to place for all information on your IT assets.
Before signing on with a provider, you should know which ones are working with companies like yours. Our benchmarking services offer insight into the complexity of service you’ll need as well as what price point you should be paying, based on market-specific data related to your industry. Every benchmark comparison provides a full breakdown of best-case scenarios for each analyzed vendor, allowing us to negotiate the best price for your business.
RFP Software Built to Automate your RFP Process
After 20 years of working with clients in the tech industry, and hundreds of RFPs completed, we saw a need for a better way to conduct the RFP process. Equipped with our knowledge and experience in strategic sourcing and RFP management, our team built DirectRFP®, a software platform that transforms the RFP process for buyers and vendors.
DirectRFP is the first RFP software platform to let you gather exact, measurable responses through an automated process. The software is an integral part of our strategic sourcing services that cuts the RFP management time by 60% and reduces your costs by 50%. Discover more about how we leverage this intelligent platform and its unique features to benefit your business.
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Which Telecom Expenses Can Be Benchmarked?
Network Services (MPLS, SD-WAN, IP)
Cloud Services (UCaaS, CCaaS, SaaS)
Wireless Services (Wireless Rate Plans, Allowances)
COLO, Storage, and DR Services
What are the Benefits of Benchmarking Telecom Expenses?
Save money by finding hidden costs, unused services, and competitive alternatives
Compare the amount you’re paying with similar vendor offerings
Restructure your contract to benefit your business needs (like scalability and technology flexibility)
Consider new technologies to replace legacy systems