New York, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2006
TechSpend, the authority for IT sourcing, negotiation and vendor management, announced today the availability of two new downloadable self-assessment tools. One helps organizations assess and improve their ability to negotiate software licenses, and the second evaluates the ability to source, negotiate and manage offshore IT services. Each tool includes a questionnaire and assessment of results, and can be purchased either a la carte or as part of a site membership at http://www.techspend.com.
“TechSpend is constantly looking for ways to help our members save money and improve effectiveness,” said former Gartner analyst and TechSpend publisher Albert F. Case, Jr. “Our downloadable tools, which are based on TechSpend analysts’ wealth of experience, are a quick and cost-effective way to help companies evaluate and improve their best practices in hardware, software, telecom and IT services procurement.”
Each of TechSpend’s downloadable tools includes complete instructions, a demographics section to examine key spend ratios, tabs for TechSpend’s key best practice areas—pricing, performance, portfolio management, and process, and results analysis, including a total score. Companies have the option of submitting their completed tool for analysis and review by a TechSpend analyst.
The TechSpend software self-assessment is a downloadable questionnaire and calculator that scores an organization's effectiveness in negotiating software license, support and maintenance agreements. The TechSpend offshoring self-assessment scores an organization's effectiveness in sourcing, negotiating and managing offshore IT and (Business Process Outsourcing) services.
TechSpend members have unlimited access to all TechSpend downloadable tools, research and more—a significant savings compared to buying individual tools and research notes. Gold and Platinum membership provide access to monthly analyst consultations and, at the Platinum level, an analyst document review. The online site is currently offering discounted introductory rates at http://www.techspend.com.
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TechSpend’s (http://www.techspend.com) mission is to help enterprise IT buyers source and negotiate technology and service contracts, and manage their vendor relationships. TechSpend blends industry analysis and low-cost IT procurement advice with independent media, providing market and negotiating intelligence, IT vendor management news and information, and evaluation and technology management tools. TechSpend helps IT buyers reduce the time and cost to procure technology, increase the effectiveness of the IT contracting process, and manage IT vendors to specific service levels. TechSpend is the multi-media joint venture of Modern Media Partners and SourcingWorld Partners.
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