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Create Business-Aligned Technology Category Plans to Optimize Speed, Cost and Risk

Published: 08 August 2018

ID: G00348826

Analyst(s): Stephanie Stoudt-Hansen, Matt Corsi, James Smith


Technology sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders face trade-offs in delivering efficient speed while minimizing cost and risk. Deliver all three with a category planning process that enables a proactive and predictive sourcing and procurement discipline.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify Targeted Opportunities for IT Category Planning With High Business Impact
  • Apply a Decentralized, Center-Led or Centralized Approach to Category Planning to Ensure Accountability for Your Spend
  • Develop Annual Category Plans Leveraging Internal and External Data
    • Category Plan Outline

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