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Budgeting Considerations for 2022

By Giselle Simas on Oct 29, 2021

With only one quarter left in the year, it’s the ideal time to check technology spending and make a new budget to set your company up for success in 2022. With the rise of hybrid work and growing dependency on technology, it’s become more important than ever to invest in Technology Expense Management (TEM) to help cut costs, track services and equipment, and negotiate better contracts.  

Topics: Technology Expense Management TEM IT Finance software procurement trends enterprise savings
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Top 3 Challenges of Managing Enterprise SaaS Spend

By Matt Maloney on Jun 18, 2021

Large businesses are increasingly realizing they have a major problem around SaaS management. The use of cloud services is going up but, unlike with traditional on-prem technologies, few companies had controls in place before the pace of SaaS and UCaaS adoption accelerated. And while SaaS applications were a lifeline for companies and workers when COVID-19 hit, the scope of expenses associated with so much cloud service sprawl is just now becoming clear.

Topics: Technology Expense Management IT service management IT SaaS asset manager software software procurement IT sourcing trends UCaaS enterprise
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4 Ways to Get Your Zoom Spend Under Control

By Matt Maloney, Mark Bellingham & Sheikh Ali on Apr 12, 2021

The pandemic has changed the way corporations do business, in some ways permanently. Many companies were forced to quickly adopt communication platforms such as Zoom to address an unprecedented need to support remote workers. The need for speed in embracing these UCaaS and SaaS services often bypassed normal business processes, and the lack of oversight coupled with the requirement to move quickly created the perfect environment for SaaS costs such as Zoom to go unchecked. In a recent Calero-MDSL survey, we found that 50% of enterprises don’t know their annual UCaaS spend.

Topics: IT service management SaaS IT procurement software procurement unified communications UCaaS COVID-19 Cloud 2021 trends remote
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Elevating the Role of Procurement and Sourcing in Strategic Technology Initiatives

By Ed Mulligan on Nov 11, 2019

According to Gartner, organizations spend an average of 62% of their technology budgets on vendor products, services and outsourcing. However, when it comes to promoting the purpose and expected benefits of adopting the appropriate policies and processes, Sourcing, Procurement, and Vendor Management (SPVM) leaders too often fail to develop a communication and change plan. How can procurement and sourcing take a greater leadership role and go beyond admin work and tactics?

Topics: Technology Expense Management telecom expense TEM telecommunications IT procurement software procurement IT sourcing
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Meeting the Need for Speed (and Cost Control) in Software Procurement

By Tom Feeley on Oct 24, 2019

At the turn of the century, the core responsibility for software procurement used to be simple – get the best possible price. Over the past decade as the market has progressed into Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), it became obvious that nobody was actually purchasing software, but the results the software could provide for their company.

Topics: Technology Expense Management TEM SaaS IT procurement software procurement

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