VMS and Services Procurement Technology Selection in 2015 — New Tools, Shifting Strategies, False Prophets and More! Andrew Karpie - October 29, 2015 10:06 AM | Categories: Managed Services, Procurement | Tags: General News Register for our webinar next Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. CDT: VMS and Services Procurement Technology Selection in 2015 — New Tools, Shifting Strategies, False Prophets and More! Vendor management system (VMS) technology has changed. And so too has the broader ecosystem of services procurement solutions. Yet the risk of being led astray by advisors who have not fully done their homework on the current VMS market or your organization’s needs is higher than ever (trust us — we’ll explain). What you need to know is that these technologies (and your organization’s services spend buying needs and options) have evolved more in the past 18 months than they have in the last five years. This webinar, aimed at procurement professionals and other business managers (HR, IT, executive), will offer unfiltered advice from Spend Matters services procurement experts Jason Busch and Andrew Karpie. Jason and Andrew will explore: Tips for choosing the right technology partner for your organization for 2015 and beyond Foolproof process steps to follow and how to apply strategic sourcing rigor to services procurement technology selection Pitfalls to avoid – such as how procurement teams can be led astray by third parties that have no business providing advice in a given manner How to involve managed services providers (MSPs) — and how not to involve them — in the selection process (and how to bundle/unbundle services procurement technology and services buying correctly) Additional views on what to consider when selecting a VMS, including the true expert third-parties to involve (we’ll name names!), how to make sure the voice of the internal customer is heard, etc. The webinar will also include a best practices roadmap and framework for acquiring a VMS including detail on critical process steps to follow. If you are thinking about implementing a VMS or other services procurement technology solution (e.g., freelancer management system), you can’t afford to miss what Jason and Andrew will have to say. Register today! Discuss this: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.