See How IDC's Sourcing Advisory Services (SAS) Helps Organizations Get Their Jobs Done

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IDC Price Comparison Tool

View current pricing, discounting, cost and configuration metrics
on most technology hardware and software categories

Manage

IDC Price Index

IDC pricing analysts will adjust your current configuration
and pricing in order to create a peer index

Renew or End

IDC Fair Market Value

IDC pricing analysts will create a fair market value assessment
for your system based on actual liquidity value and resale costs

Negotiate

IDC Deal Review Analysis

IDC pricing analysts will review your deal and provide
peer pricing data customized to your specific configuration

IDC Sourcing Advisory Services (SAS)

About

IT cost optimization covers a lot of ground – hundreds of vendors with thousands of products – billions of dollars of market spend.

IDC offers the world’s leading price benchmarking service with over 20 analysts helping IT buyers drive savings and efficiency in IT investments and partnerships.

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Overview

IDC Sourcing Advisory Services' tools have driven measurable savings
within global sourcing and procurement organizations

  • IDC is a trusted advisor for deal validation and a recognized benchmarker for hardware and service providers
  • IDC benchmarks over $100B of IT hardware, software and services each year
  • IDC SAS Tools are routine Best Practices for large businesses and governments
  • IDC benchmarks are utilized by over 50% of the Global Fortune 500
  • IDC benchmarks drive independence and transparency in vendor management

Benefits

Drive Transparency - Eliminate confusion over best available pricing

Reduce Costs - Harness the power of best-in-class price points

Save Time - Eliminate unnecessary negotiation cycles


World-class sourcing organizations routinely use IDC SAS benchmarks to document value to internal customers and measure savings for management.

Differentiators & Research

IDC Sourcing Advisory Services blends seamlessly with our world-class research offering,
creating features that stand out from the competition

  • IDC clients have access to the world’s largest database of peer deals and usage data for hardware, software and service
  • IDC offers written deliverables that allows clients to utilize IDC findings and recommendations in internal discussions and external vendor negotiations
  • Senior Account Managers provide concierge-level access to benchmarking data and market intelligence and quicker turnaround times on requests
  • IDC remains 100% objective on all engagements which allows for a higher velocity of IP exchange and more available data for future benchmarks

IDC Approach

Relationship & Inquiry

  • Dedicated point of contact for all requests
  • On-demand response to client inquiries related to vendor product and pricing strategy, product and price positioning, price trends, sourcing best practices, and more

Deal Reviews

  • Tactical intelligence on individual deals and vendor proposals – on-demand response delivered within 3-4 days
  • Covers hardware, software and IT support services

Formal Benchmarks

  • Dedicated projects, complex deals like major ELA renewals, managed service benchmarking and multi-vendor analysis

Meet the Team

As an IDC Sourcing Advisory Services client, you have access to access to over 1,100 analysts recognized worldwide as industry experts. IDC analysts are a strategic partner, offering critical insight to help with growing your global business initiatives.

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