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Governance Practices to Help You Regain IT Procurement Quality and Control

Published: 15 March 2013

ID: G00245378

Analyst(s): Guriq Sedha


Poor IT procurement governance is a major source of financial pain. It leads to risky procurement practices and potentially to fraud that can cost organizations millions of dollars. IT procurement directors can follow these practices to assert greater control over procurement roles and practices.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Identify, Formalize and Control the Procurement Roles That Have the Power to Create Purchase Orders and to Enter Into Supplier Contracts
  • To Ensure Transparency and Consistency, Address IT Procurement Process-Control Gaps by Identifying Which Processes and Practices Are Simply "In Practice" and Which Are Documented
  • Embed Consistent Source Selection Controls Into Significant IT Acquisition Processes
  • Review Procurement Governance's Ability to Fulfill Organizational Objectives While Minimizing Red Tape
  • Determine Appropriate Forms of Disciplinary Action for Those Who Make Unauthorized Procurements or Help Hide Those Transactions

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