Vendor Sourcing and Management: Highly Configured Perpetual Software License — RFP Foundation
This IDC study provides VSMO leaders, CPOs, CIOs, and LOB executives much needed assistance in the area of RFP production. It provides hands-on advice in template format on what foundational questions to ask vendors whose technology they are trying to evaluate. In today's fast-paced IT ecosystem, digital transformation projects are on tight project-driven deadlines that are incompatible with the antiquated RFP processes of yesteryears. As a result, many enterprises have jettisoned the RFP process altogether. This study, along with a series of future studies, provides:Streamlined templatesAdvice on how to approach the competitive sourcing process in a digitally transforming environment This study focuses on IT strategy and governance, vendor sourcing and management, and outsourcing services.According to Aaron Polikaitis, research vice president, IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP) Vendor Sourcing and Management practice, "There is no need to throw out the baby with the bathwater; RFPs and competitive environments can be created in a streamlined and expeditious manner, satisfying even the most aggressive of digital transformation timelines."