Services

Cost Management

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  Implementation of a Cost Management process to complete robust challenge of all spend, challenging demand and requirements to ensure the most optimal deal is completed.


• Expenditure Request Process

• Demand Challenge

• Information / Justification Required

• Workflow with Sign-offs

• Upskilling & Educating Individuals

• Improving Cost Culture

Supply Chain Optimisation

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Driving Supply Chain Optimisation (SCO) across an organisation in order to deliver savings on the  cost base. Reviewing spend and executing improved commercial terms with a proven and structured methodology.

  

• Removal of Indexation Clauses

• Rightsize volumes

• Renegotiate unit rates

• Review SLAs / Premium Services & Add-ons

• Reconstruct agreement including licensing

• Consolidation and simplification of contracts

• Risk appetite reviews on maintenance agreements

MI & Analytics

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Demonstrating the analysis of the spend within a cost base with breakdowns by divisions, business units, geographical areas or suppliers. Facilitates both effective Cost Management and Supply Chain Optimisation.


• Providing transparency and visibility of a cost base on a drill-down basis

• Demonstrates major spend areas / countries 

• Alignment to spend budgeting and forecasting to highlight unexpected or non-compliant spend

• Highlighting addressable spend in order to evaluate areas of focus for optimisation

Zero-Based Budgeting

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Build out your budget planning using a Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB) approach in order to have your cost base mapped to a granular level.


•   Combining your Cost Management process with a Zero-Based Budget allows expenditure requests to be tracked against budget lines ensuring strong governance.

Contracts Calendar

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Creation of a rolling contracts calendar to ensure renewal timelines as well as contractual clauses and obligations are clearly understood


• Enables negotiations to be prepared with levers articulated to stakeholders

• Complex negotiations to commence proactively 3, 6, 9 or even 12 months in advance

• 30 / 60 / 90 day reporting for internal stakeholders on forthcoming pipeline

Strategic Alignment

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  Aligning an organisation's Commercial Strategy to its Technology Strategy is vital to long-term radically affecting the cost base.


• Cross-collaboration across teams including Architecture and Strategy

• Review strategic supplier’s opportunity / take-out areas

• Enable discussions / workshops for cost reduction opportunities

• Aggregate demand / align forecasts

• Multi-Vendor agreements and re-seller opportunities