What is your personal experience with being a "Design Partner" for a vendor?  What was your motivation to become one? better pricing, influence the features, something else?

1.9k views3 Comments

VP( Network Engineering and Delivery) in Telecommunication, 10,001+ employees
It’s always preferred to have active collaboration with all stakeholders including vendors to build a great product. It was a tremendous learning experience for me. Motivation was simply to deliver best solution to customer 
VP, Innovation in Healthcare and Biotech, 10,001+ employees
I found that the main reason to act as a design partner has been being able to influence the partner's team composition - able to work with the "A Team".  As a result, higher quality delivery and better fit solutions have been deployed.  The features developed quickly found their way into the product for others - which on one hand was great (no custom solution for us) but on the other hand had the potential to expose IP (solution that could have stayed a Trade Secret).  Due to this risk/benefit, the pros & cons need to be weighted.
C-PIO in Software, 10,001+ employees
Having input into product design is a key component to getting some thing that you want. Working with a vendor allows someone to tailor the product to ones needs you get a better product than something right off the shelf. It is time well spent in one will see ROI

Content you might like

Director of Systems Operations in Healthcare and Biotech, 10,001+ employees
By far the best place for me to travel was Shanghai. Loved the city and the vibe. Singapore is also an amazing place to have to be stationed for work.
Read More Comments
3.9k views4 Upvotes3 Comments

Director in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
We capture it as part of our permissions services. We don’t call out every single group policy but do for the majority and have a catch all for the general service as part of permissions.
Read More Comments
1.7k views3 Comments




Other (please share below!)0%