Negotiating the IT infrastructure sourcing maze.
If outsourcing were simple, there wouldn’t be so many IT sourcing advisories. And if advice were all you needed to navigate the maze, you wouldn’t need RampRate.
RampRate is the supreme matchmaker for companies aiming to reduce costs, accelerate timelines, and eradicate risks with IT outsourcing. Ours is a data-driven approach that aligns your requirements with the ideal suppliers.
We assist you through the entire IT sourcing process, from needs analysis through contract negotiation and close. RampRate can also manage your supplier relationships for the life of the contract, including SLA verification, quarterly benchmarking against the market, and dispute resolution.
Our results speak for themselves: In our 14-year history, we have executed and/or restructured IT services contracts exceeding $24 billion, delivering 23.8% in savings on average for our clients. Finally, RampRate clients typically enjoy better performance and business outcomes from their IT operations when compared to their peers.
Below are the myriad of IT outsourced service lines for which RampRate delivers complete procurement and management services.
IT Should Deliver Value. Without risk. Manage IT risk while increasing value with RampRate.
Make Informed Decisions. Eliminate doubt from IT decisions with RampRate.
Turn Insight into Action. Reign in the complexity and risk of change.
Get the Clarity you Need. Without extraneous and inaccurate data or opinions.
By Service Line
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.”