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Manage Vendor Viability Risks by Analyzing Their Cash Flows

Published: 29 March 2016

ID: G00292805

Analyst(s): Gary Spivak


Understanding vendors' financial viability must be part of IT vendor managers' risk management program. Analysis of cash flow shows critical information to identify the risk of vendor obsolescence, and can reveal nuances of business models that may be missed in other financial statements.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate Your Vendors' and Service Providers' Financial Health
  • Understand the Cash-Flow Statement
    • Three Parts to the Cash-Flow Statement
  • Parting Thoughts

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