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 to 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. 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.”
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.”
Michael Montalto, Accenture
“I have had the pleasure of working with the crew at RampRate several times over the last several years. Each time they have saved significant time in negotiating and closing contracts for data center space and managed services, which provided at least 20% savings over what we could have done alone. The RampRate team are extremely knowledgeable in this space and always bring innovation and out of the box thinking to the table.”
Paul Sams, COO, Blizzard Entertainment, creators of World of Warcraft
“RampRate has been my most reliable resource and is ready to perform for us at a moment’s notice. Their inside knowledge and ability to handle high level complex negotiations helped us move fast!”
Paul Santana, Manager of Data Center Operations, eBay
“RampRate was a risk-free proposition money wise. If they didn’t save or create us at least twice their initial fee we’d get a full refund. And with 100 big-name clients, there had to be something there. But I was worried that in negotiating lower rates they might undermine my key relationships. When they came in and said they could carve out 27% savings and optimizing contracts, I thought it was impossible without undermining key relationships. But they hit that number and the relationships are stronger than ever.”
Dean Nelson, Vice President of Global Foundation Services, eBay
I knew I was leaving a bit on the table in our outsourced contracts. But the corporate mandate is growth and innovation, and when further contract improvement seemed to be marginal, my team’s first priorities had to move elsewhere.” We can count on RampRate to be precise, timely and create millions in value.
Phil Wiser, CTO Hearst, formerly Sony and Liquid Audio
“ For over a dozen years, RampRate helped my companies understand the differences between suppliers and worked with us to create the methodology, define the metrics and utilize the proper QoS tools needed to choose the supplier best suited to our needs or restructuring through tailoring solutions. RampRate knows this business better than anyone. We literally saved months of time and optimized our infrastructure spend time and time again.” They saved us millions, created agility and new budget out of thin air”.