Year over year procurement is challenged to cut, cut and cut more spend. Reducing spend becomes increasingly difficult after you have squeezed as much as you can out of your current programs and contracts.
One area that has traditionally gone unmanaged is IT hardware maintenance. Many organizations have been in the same legacy hardware maintenance lifecycle with their original equipment manufacturers (OEM) without realizing that other options may exist. We’ve found that by switching to a third-party maintenance (TPM) provider procurement can reduce costs by 50%.
Recently, Accenture released an article highlighting four opportunities to reduce maintenance costs by using TPM over OEM support agreements. I think these tips can be immediately applied to your hardware maintenance lifecycle strategy. Read the full article here.
TPM + GPO = ADDITIONAL SAVINGS
Working with a TPM provider in conjunction with a modern GPO can create even more robust savings opportunities. Our IT Hardware Support program with partner Curvature leverages our collective membership’s buying power to create immediate savings. In addition, this program includes free inventory assessments to improve your cost management over time. Learn more about the program and how you can find additional savings today.