This IDC PlanScape provides a recommended path for CIOs and chief procurement officers (CPOs) to transform the process of delivering projects through a unity of focus, reaping the benefits of cost and schedule efficiency. This IDC PlanScape provides guidance that will bring about transparency in the acquisition of goods and services needed for project execution and will bring about the alignment required for enterprisewide creation.
"Enterprise procurement functions have been around a lot longer than IT organizations, but reporting relationships have not changed in many organizations. We know how different it is to procure paper clips and typewriters for an office than to equip the same office with integrated office automation capability with the variety of sources that implies," reflects Cora Carmody, adjunct research advisor with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "It is a level of complexity further to equip the corporate functions with the systems standard for today. Adding operational technology to the mix adds to the complexity, often making sourcing transparency worse. Many enterprises have recognized the need to refine their organizational structure and sourcing skills; the next step is to bring sourcing into the project execution process."
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