Best-In-Class Sourcing Capabilities

IT sourcing is far from simple. First, you need a strategy.

Supplier pricing … contract terms … SLAs … site selection …

There are many variables to consider. So many metrics … and of course, long-standing, executive-level relationships between buyers and their suppliers. We cut 80% of the time and and average of 24% from your IT Opex.

We get that. Your IT service providers and suppliers are your strategic partners. In fact, chances are they are ours too. Further, many service providers are our clients, which enable u to cut through the sales red tape and reduce costs from both sides.

That 15 year history and our partner ecosystem positions us uniquely to reshape the economics of  your IT buyer-supplier relationships.

CEO: IT Should Deliver Value. Without Risk

RampRate partners with you to help you implement your IT services strategies through the entire life cycle:

– Needs analysis and planning. Identify the right IT service to fill a current business need

– In-source vs. outsource. Develop a balanced comparison of cost, risk, and performance

– In-sourced optimization. Build a service catalog and price model to reflect underlying cost drivers

– Outsourced offer selection. Compress RFP cycles; convert diverse offers into single apples-to-apples scorecard

– Mid-contract renegotiation. Identify and repair divergences from best practices in price and service

– Service reinvention. Embark on innovative models such as cloud, virtualization, PaaS, multi-supplier sourcing, etc.

– Audit & validation. Document fair and thorough decision process to enable budget approvals and audits

A lot goes into making IT decisions with precision.

Crowd-sourced expertise

RampRate aggregates an immense network of technology experts and engineering resources.

Dedicated research team

Our research analysts are focused on developments in data center, CDN, Hardware/Software cloud, managed services, telco and mobile technology.

Integrated funding model

You can bet on our post negotiation savings. Funding  your projects to get more done with less money.

Buyer data-driven sourcing

Buyer demand requests are created from market pricing data and distributed to select suppliers who can meet the criteria.

Supplier data-driven analytic framework

RampRate delivers: (1) price/performance risk normalization models and (2) scorecard analysis.

Innovative Sourcing Approaches

APPLICATION WORKLOAD SOURCING

A new approach to sourcing, application workload sourcing features a purpose, multiple tiers of importance, performance and resilience requirements. With this business model, the workload is optimized based on consumption, performance, behavior, and economic modeling.

RampRate recommends a pragmatic architecture to run applications to support current and future needs and creates accurate future state cost, risk and performance scores.

COST-OF-COMPUTE SOURCING

RampRate believes a cost-of-compute model delivers a truer economic model. An “all in” cost-of-compute dollar figure is used to reflect true costs. The figure changes based on the infrastructure services consumed in running applications and on the infrastructure costs.

Custom Sourcing

Why Use Data-Driven Decision Making for IT Outsourcing?

Our Clients

Testimonials

Blizzard Entertainment“RampRate has been my most reliable global 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! They made scaling easier.”

Paul Sams, COO, Blizzard Entertainment


 Phil Wiser, CTO Hearst, formerly of 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.” We use them to source or renegotiate cloud, CDN, data center, telecom, software, and strategic initiatives.

Phil Wiser, CTO Hearst, formerly of Sony and Liquid Audio


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.”

Dean Nelson, Vice President of Global Foundation Services, eBay


Accenture“I have had the pleasure of working with the crew at RampRate several times. Each time they have saved significant time in negotiating and closing contracts for data center space, telecom and managed services, which provided at least 20% savings over what we could have done alone and certainly cut processes in half. Tony and team are extremely knowledgeable in this space and always bring innovation and out-of-the-box thinking to the table.” 

Michael Montalto, Accenture


Featured Work

Blog

From Supply Chain to the Blockchain: Heal the Body, Mind, & Earth

Supply Chain to the Blockchain
18 years ago, I got into IT sourcing not to make a buck, but to fix the wrongs that I saw in building the backbone of the internet in the 90s. The world of large technology deals was (and, let’s face it, decades later still is) full of FUD, price discrimination, poor decisions, and outright corruption. Read more

The Ball and Blockchain: Obstacles to a World-Changing Trajectory

The Ball and Blockchain
The blockchain decentralization revolution may not be the first, but it is well-funded, and led by people that think big. With a dream and billions in funding, what can go wrong? Distractions, disputes, and hubris top the list, with a very dishonorable mention for the industry’s problem of hucksters. Read more

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