Year Founded: 2000
Clients Served: 200+, Multiple Industries
Headquarters: Santa Monica, CA
Offices: NYC, Boston, Vancouver, India
Matchmaking in the age of IT sourcing
If you buy or sell IT infrastructure services, you’re about to meet a company that will make you even more successful. At RampRate, we play matchmaker by facilitating win-win partnerships between buyers and sellers. Buyers enjoy lower costs, faster ramp times, and reduced risk. Sellers benefit from more efficient and sustainable relationships with their clients.
Your sourcing team faces all kinds of risks
We’re there for you when you’re challenged with
- Expertise and resources to lead and manage IT infrastructure redesign
- Keeping up with industry research
- Deep supplier knowledge
- Budget constraints for IT improvement and transformation
- Time- and resource-intensive RFP-based procurement processes
Who We Are
We are a leading global sourcing advisory firm serving some of the world’s most important brands. We advise on and help Global 2000 companies transact for data center, telecom, CDN, RIM, IT support, and software maintenance services. We leverage our proprietary sourcing decision execution platform and acquired sourcing data to optimize each client’s bill of sourced IT infrastructure services.
In our 14-year history we have optimized IT sourcing contracts exceeding $24 billion for clients in diverse industries. Our IT infrastructure sourcing solutions save our clients 23.8% on average with no risk, and usually recover 1000s of hours of valuable staff time. Our clients enjoy a 99% success rate on their sourcing transactions.
The aggregated service provider information derived from the 1000s of sourcing transactions we have engineered yields valuable insight for our clients and partners.
Our engagement approach offers comprehensive supplier selection, location research, architectural advisory, contract negotiation, and master agency services. We employ a team of talented, experienced infrastructure architects and IT industry specialists who work with service providers to source and deliver best-in-class IT infrastructure services based on optimal pricing and terms to our clients.
Our partner ecosystem allows us to provide our clients with in-depth profiles of more than 1,100 IT service providers spanning all technology verticals. We arm the client’s IT team with detailed impact reports, scorecards and ongoing measurement tools to demonstrate TCO and service cost transparency. Importantly, our sourcing solutions consistently drive rapid outcomes for IT that result in greater flexibility and efficiency in the provisioning of services to the IT team’s customers.
Our client roster includes major tech companies, global media and Internet giants, several of the largest Internet gaming companies, and some of the world’s leading financial institutions.
In 2013 alone, we structured $4.5 billion in outsourced IT services contracts. With $15 billion in our pipeline for 2014 and an average client portfolio of $125 million, we are positioned to experience triple-digit growth.
RampRate is your risk reducer.
Equipped with our proprietary HyperSource.IT! Sourcing Decision Execution Platform, RampRate employs a unique software-defined approach to drive intelligent sourcing decisions.
More so than any company, we leverage big data from over 1,100 suppliers in 100 countries—for over a dozen different IT service delivery models—to reduce the time, cost and risk for sourcing data center, telecom, CDN, IT support, and cloud infrastructure services.
You benefit from:
- Smarter buying choices
- The freedom to source from anyone, anywhere, anytime
- Shorter RFP and contract management negotiation cycles
- Continuous monitoring and measurement of the cost to compute for all applications
- Reduced transactional friction
Ian Rodgers – CEO Beats Music
“When we first contacted RampRate, we were happy with our current provider but unsure of their ability to scale with our growth. We turned to RampRate for help in sorting out the market specifically as it relates to our needs for scalability and performance. The difficult part for us was making the final decision to split with our current provider (with whom I’ve done many years of business) or move on the deal RampRate had put together for us. Our previous provider couldn’t touch the price or level of service I was receiving with RampRate and in the end it was a no-brainer. Within 30 hours of our decision-making, we were fully installed and up and running. Not only did RampRate save us an incredible amount of time, resources, and money, but also we know we have the best possible solution for our needs now and far beyond.”
Ron Vaisbort – Former, VP Intel
“Intel engaged RampRate as we launched our Digital Home content strategy & alliances group. They provided valuable and highly targeted research – truly understanding our project needs, our timeline and budget. Their stewardship ensured that the project was managed in a highly professional manner, happened well before our deadline and that his research team was on hand to provide further insight and analysis when we needed it. RampRate defines professionalism and at RampRate they run a world-class team devoted to the same ideals. They remain on the vanguard — staying on top of all the major digital media trends and the industry in general.”
Todd Miller, CIO, SF Chronicle-Hearst
“Keeping us focused, educating us on our options, identifying well qualified suppliers, and operating under tight deadlines were all the things that RampRate did exceptionally well for us. I personally learned a lot from them, and they opened my eyes to the possibilities of outsourcing on a broader scale.”
Mark Kortekaas, CTO, CBS
“I have worked with the RampRate team on numerous occasions and they have always delivered for us. I am convinced that we’ve saved both time and money on the engagements we’ve done with RampRate and would work with them again if the need arises.”
Gary Share, Microsoft, Windows Marketing
“RampRate helped us cut the clutter, gain insight and distill our team’s thoughts for the digital media study. Their access to top-level non-Microsoft executives, their granular bottom-up approach, and their understanding of our corporate strategy differentiate their offering. RampRate is an invaluable partner for us.”
Edo Segal, CEO, Relegence
“We were able to effectively leverage RampRate’s experience and contacts in sales and technology to develop important relationships with relevant industry leaders. In one particular case of strategic importance, RampRate took a two-week contract negotiation and made it into a two and one-half day process. In connection with another project, RampRate formulated a research plan that has significantly guided our sales and marketing efforts…RampRate brought real focus and real results.”
Charles Butler, Director of Network Operations, Advertising.com
“We had already received quotes from four top-tier providers when we engaged RampRate. They brought in two other providers, had all providers re-quote, and lowered overall prices between 17-36%. They helped us achieve best-of-breed SLA coverage, and significant performance-related protections and guarantees. After the transaction closed, RampRate provided the same level of support and was just a phone call away for any follow on issues that might arise. WOW is the best I can say.”
Michael Whelan, CIO
“We needed a fast, cost-effective way to locate the best vendors and ensure we were able to negotiate a solid deal. Given that there are so many different players in the market today, and the complexity of any major outsourcing relationship, the task was daunting,” said Michael Whelan, CIO, Primedia. “RampRate’s comprehensive, organized expert approach to assessing our needs, providing in-depth analysis on specific options and evaluating alternatives allowed us to complete this process in record time.”
Ryan Hughes, National Hockey League
“RampRate simply got us better pricing and better SLA protections than we got for ourselves!””RampRate did an outstanding job helping us deliver content for a new pay-per-view feature the NHL is offering hockey fans. We needed to put streaming content up on our web site and then enable our fan base to access it. RampRate provided a total outsourcing solution, including support on encryption, pricing, digital rights management, collection and customer service that, all told, supported integration with the right streaming provider and, more importantly, integration with the right e-commerce provider.”
Andrew Robbins, Vice President of New Media, Miramax
“Miramax enlisted RampRate’s services to help us make a few emergency decisions. RampRate handled our project with the utmost professionalism and requisite confidentiality. RampRate compared and contrasted the most relevant vendors for our needs and gave us all the information necessary to help us make our decision. They work fast, saved us over 40% and months of due diligence (which we just didn’t have). I intend on using RampRate again in the future, and would recommend their services to anyone looking to save time and money.”