Gartner Research

Seven Key Contract Terms to Consider When Buying Data and Analytics as a Service

Published: 01 September 2017

ID: G00334259

Analyst(s): Alan Stanley , Jorgen Heizenberg


The era when all analytics functions could be done in-house has long passed. Analytics strategies today rely on sourcing and vendor management leaders to engage with D&A service partners and ensure the contract provides sufficient data protection and security, clear pricing, and ease of termination.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Recognize the Different D&A Services Available in the Market
  • Incorporate These Seven Key Terms Into Your D&A-as-a-Service Contracts

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