The procurement of technology – including hardware, software, network equipment, memory, and switches – is an ongoing process for IT support departments of all sizes. iCorps’ outsourced procurement services enable you to leverage our technical product knowledge and extensive buying power for your business-class technology investments, resulting in a smoother IT purchasing process and assuring that the solution secured is the right one for your business.
Typically, a company’s purchasing process is an ad-hoc practice, which leads to a lack of uniformity, standards, and reduced cost-effectiveness. Having a dedicated IT consulting procurement team is unusual for a company of our size, but there are significant gains achieved through the consistency – and these benefits are passed along to you:
There is direct communication between our technical consultants and our procurement consulting team members – who also hold broad technical, product, and business knowledge. In addition to established order processes, the consultant clearly articulates the technology specs upfront to the procurement professional, and describes how the purchase will be used in your environment. This communication – and the agent’s reciprocal knowledge – act as a double-check to eliminate error and verify that the technology you are ordering is exactly the technology you need before the order is placed.
For larger businesses, the management of licenses, warrantees, and subscriptions can become a full-time and frustrating “second” job for someone on your busy IT support staff. But when you partner with iCorps on your technology purchase, our iCorps procurement consulting services team takes on the burden of this management, ensuring that these requirements are met consistently – saving you time, money, and disruptions to your business.