Actuarial Services in the US - Procurement Research Report

Actuarial Services Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of actuarial services. Service providers assess risk in insurance and finance industries using a variety of disciplines, including probability, statistics, economics and computer programming. Risk is measured in terms of its financial impact on clients. Key buyers of actuarial services include insurance providers, financial institutions and government agencies. This report excludes other insurance, accounting or consulting services.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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