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Vendor Vulnerability 101: Assessing Financial Performance

Published: 07 April 2009

ID: G00166833

Analyst(s): Deborah Wilson

Summary

Successfully tracking and assessing vendor financial vulnerability demands thoughtful scoping and the appropriate use of qualitative and quantitative data. Learn the impact of vendor vulnerability on the buying organization and what to consider to assess it.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • What You Need to Know
  • Context
  • Analysis
    • The Effects of Financial Performance on a Vendor's Operations and Prospects
    • Assessing a Vendor's Financial Performance
    • Determining the Scope of a Vendor Financial Vulnerability Program
    • Vendor Vulnerability Ratings: Only the First Step

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